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Internal Medicine 18th Edition Core

Revised and refined for board exam success

The most success-proven and accessible internal medicine board review available just got better! Our 18th Edition Internal Medicine Core reflects the latest guideline updates and ABIM exam blueprints, with new sections including Geriatric Medicine, Psychiatry, and Women’s and Men’s Health. Created with MedStudy’s unique conversational writing style, the Core is concise and comprehensive—the indispensable starting point for passing the ABIM or AOBIM boards. Includes commentary, mnemonics, Preview | Review self-quizzes, hospitalist content, text highlighting, charts, tables, StudyWise guide, and other learning aids.


Refresh Your Knowledge and Improve Your Practice

The Core is a unique and necessary resource for every Internist. Breaking down the latest guidelines and practice information into easy to understand sections, charts, and illustrations, without the excess, and often confusing information found in many medical texts. Each Core includes CME credit and MOC points to help you fulfill your continuing education needs.


18th Edition Internal Medicine Core


What’s new in the 18th Edition:

The latest content.

Revised to reflect the most up-to-date guidelines and to offer more robust, detailed coverage of exam-relevant specialties, including new, expanded sections on:

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Women’s and Men’s Health

Closer alignment to the ABIM blueprint.

Content has been refined to more proportionately reflect the exam blueprint, so you can be confident you have everything you need to know for your exam without being overloaded with details that aren’t board-relevant.

Improved digital edition.

Our Core is now accessible in our new, easy-to-use reader, for a better reading experience, including:

  • Intuitive navigation
  • Color-coded progress bar
  • Updated text font and layout that’s easy on the eyes
  • Simplified notes functionality

Rewritten StudyWise guide.

Our guide shows you how to use the MedStudy Method to recharge your review time, including:

  • Science-based study techniques
  • Memory-enhancing methods
  • 3-phased study plan
  • Tips and tricks

Specialties/Subspecialties covered:

Allergy & Immunology
Infectious Disease
Geriatric Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Nephrology & Urology
Women’s and Men’s Health
General Internal Medicine

Take your books on the go with digital

Study the Core 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 that only the digital experience can provide. And our new MedStudy Reader makes study easier on the eyes!

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18th Edition
Internal Medicine Core

935 pages, plus 52-page StudyWise guide

Print version includes 5 books and shelf case


Digital Core will release end of October—preorder today!

Online access available until product’s CME expires on 10-01-21.

No refunds or exchanges on online products.

IM Vitals

Revitalize Your Review with Vitals

Internal Medicine Vitals provides the perfect balance of comprehensive review and self-testing resources in a mix of formats that aids comprehension and retention.


  • Internal Medicine Core in print and digital
  • Board-Style Q&A Premium (special 24-month online access)
  • Core Scripts® Flashcards in print and premium (12-month online access)
  • Our Pass Guarantee*

    Our Vitals package provides everything you need for your exam prep and knowledge refresh. And Vitals’ exclusive 24-month Q&A access provides extended time to preview questions, practice for your exam, and fine-tune your recall.

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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 grey vertical line. Content includes information needed to know for the ABIM Hospital Medicine MOC Exam.


    StudyWise guide

    Includes StudyWise guide with tips and strategies for enhancing your study, so that you retain more information and are more easily able to recall it when you need it most.


    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.

    *Internal Medicine Vitals Pass Guarantee

    If you purchase our Internal Medicine Vitals package and do not pass the ABIM Certification or Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exam (or corresponding AOBIM exam) in internal medicine within 24 months, we will provide free access to an onsite (space allowing) or online internal medicine review course, or an online video review of your choice. To qualify, simply send a copy of your ABIM or AOBIM notification letter within 3 months of letter date to:

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