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Core Books: Third and Fourth Year Curriculum Book List

Community and Preventative Medicine (CPM)

Community and Preventative Medicine (MDC 7120)

Course Director: Drs. Sarah Wiggill and Kristen Lynn Hagar.

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Texts and Reading Materials

Community and Preventive Health Websites

NBME Subject Examination in Family Medicine

In preparing for the National Board of Medical Examiners Subject Examination in Family Medicine, study options and material that previous students have suggested to utilize include: 

  • American Academy of Family Practice questions – has free sample questions available at (note it takes 3-5 days to receive your log in once you register as a medical student)
  • Case Files Family Medicine (LANGE Case Files), Authors: Eugene Toy, Donald Briscoe, Bruce Britton
  • The Essentials of Family Medicine (Sloane, Essentials of Family Medicine) – focus on algorithms
  • Swanson's Family Medicine Review, Authors: Alfred F. Tallia MD MPH, Joseph E. Scherger MD MPH, Nancy Dickey MD
  • StepUp to Medicine
  • Aquifer Family Medicine – offers built in practice exams as you review cases, available through Aquifer
  • Reading about cases seen in the clinic each week
Last updated on Aug 22, 2023 2:16 PM - Guide Creator(s)