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Internal Medicine Core Curriculum

Essentials for board exam success
The most success-proven and accessible internal medicine review available. The Core Curriculum helps you study more internal medicine in less time and recall it more confidently on exam day. Created with MedStudy’s unique conversational writing style, the Core Curriculum is concise, comprehensive, and manageable—the indispensable starting point for passing the internal medicine boards. Includes commentary, mnemonics, self-quizzes, text highlighting, charts, tables, and other learning aids. And, it’s accompanied with a newly updated StudyWise guide with learning and test-taking tips. Choose from a digital version or five, easy-carry 8½ x 11 soft-cover books.

What’s new in the 17th Edition:

All-new hospitalist content

  • Written by and for hospitalists; helpful for all physicians
  • Based on ABIM FPHM hospitalist exam blueprint
  • Content is flagged in the text with easy-to-find green vertical line
  • Subtopics include Perioperative care, Palliative Care, and Quality & Safety

Memory-enhancing Preview | Review questions

  • Questions are embedded throughout for easy self-testing of topics and subtopics
  • Promotes easy recall and retrieval of knowledge

Improved integration with Q&As and Flash Cards

  • Topics added or enhanced for easier cross-referencing with Board-Style Q&A Premium, Core Scripts® Flash Cards, and Board-Style Question & Answer books

Guidelines and journal articles maintained in new, online MedStudy “Hub”

  • Updated weekly by a medical librarian
  • One-click access
  • Free and accessible to all physicians

And now you can earn MOC points, along with CME credit on your Core study! See our CME/MOC page for details.

Specialties/Subspecialties covered:
Pulmonary Medicine
Infectious Disease
Allergy and Immunology
General Internal Medicine
(Board-relevant Radiology, Pharmacology, Statistics, Geriatrics, Ethics, Pre-Operative Evaluation, Preventive Medicine, Poisoning, Ophthalmology, ENT, Psychiatry, Women’s Medicine, Genetics)

Go digital!

Study the Core Curriculum on your desktop, laptop, and iOS or Android device! The digital version of the Core contains all of the content you receive in print, with the added flexibility and customizations that only the digital experience can provide. Enhanced features allow you to highlight text, make notes, mark with a pen tool, enlarge images, and save your work when you switch to another device.

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17th Edition
Internal Medicine Review Core Curriculum

812 pages, plus 52-page StudyWise guide

Print version includes 5 books and shelf case


Online access available until product’s CME expires on 10-01-19.

No refunds or exchanges on online products.

IM Pass Guarantee Package

When you use our resources together, we’re confident you’ll pass your Boards—or you take a course free!
Package includes:

  • Core Curriculum
  • Core Audio Pearls
  • Core Scripts® Flash Cards
  • Board-Style Q&A Premium

Choose PLUS and you get everything above, PLUS a live course or video board review for $1,999.

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Preview | Review

Short questions appear under primary and secondary headings so you can self-test before and after reading each topic.


Must-know highlights

Must-know concepts and answers to Preview | Review questions are highlighted in yellow for exam prep at a glance.


Accent type for emphasis

Burgundy type provides tonal emphasis. Bold type denotes important lists and defined terms.

Accent Type

Tables, charts, and illustrations

Extensive information is condensed into an understandable review format.

Internal Medicine Tables

Medical images

Illustrated throughout with scans, x-rays, scopes, and photos for visual clarification.


Hospitalist highlights

Text of particular interest to hospitalists is flagged with a green vertical line.


StudyWise guide

Includes StudyWise guide with tips and strategies for board-exam success.

Internal Medicine StudyWise

MedStudy designates this enduring material for a maximum of 150 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 150 Medical Knowledge 
MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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