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Philadelphia, January 14, 2015 -- Third-year medical students in
the core internal medicine clerkship now have a single integrated
suite of educational materials to help them care for patients,
prepare for clinical rounds, and study for the end-of-rotation and
USMLE Step 2 examinations.
Produced collaboratively by the American College of Physicians
(ACP) and the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM),
IM Essentials combines the self-assessment questions formerly
in MKSAP for Students and the textbook content of Internal Medicine
Essentials for Students into a single, updated, and integrated
suite of educational materials with a variety of new enhancements
for use by clerkship directors and students.
"IM Essentials is available in multiple formats, giving students
the flexibility to study with print books or an online program that
contains the complete content of both the IM Essentials Text and
the IM Essentials Questions books, plus interactive features and
digital flashcards," said Philip A. Masters, MD, FACP,
Editor-in-Chief, IM Essentials.
Essentials Text (formerly Internal Medicine Essentials for
Students) is an abbreviated textbook of medicine organized by
traditional internal medicine topics, created specifically to
provide the appropriate breadth and depth of coverage of key
internal medicine topics in an 8- or 12-week clerkship or
longitudinal rotation. The content is directly referenced to
relevant questions in IM Essentials Questions.
Essentials Questions (formerly MKSAP for Students) is a
self-assessment question book that uses more than 500
clinically-based, MKSAP-style questions to assess mastery of
important internal medicine concepts and identify areas in which
additional study is needed. Each question is linked to associated
IM Essentials Text content.
Essentials Online is the next version of MKSAP for Students
Digital giving students the ability to effortlessly switch back and
forth between the core knowledge of IM Essentials Text and the
related self-assessment questions in IM Essentials Questions. Users
can access more than 1,000 digital flashcards, create custom
quizzes using the self-assessment questions, and view peer
statistics on multiple devices.
Free access to IM Essentials Online is included with the
purchase of either IM Essentials Text or IM Essentials Questions,
or access to the online program may be purchased separately.
IM Essentials was created by more than 90 CDIM member clerkship
directors and five associate editors representing over 70 schools
of medicine specifically for use in the clerkship to help students
grasp and clinically apply important internal medicine concepts. IM
Essentials content is based on the CDIM/SGIM core curriculum for
the internal medicine clerkship and covers material students will
likely encounter on the medicine shelf and USMLE Step 2
About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest
medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician
group in the United States. ACP members include 141,000 internal
medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and
medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who
apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis,
treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum
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About the Clerkship Directors in Internal
Founded in 1989, the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine is
the organization of individuals responsible for teaching internal
medicine to medical students. CDIM establishes educational
guidelines by developing, implementing, and disseminating ideas for
curriculum, evaluation, research, administration, and career
development. CDIM is a member of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine.