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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.

Error Messages

1/25/2024 - A recent update to the LWW Health Library Platform is directing textbook links to the main page for LWW instead of the exact link to the textbook. If you are trying to access a book on the LWW Health platform, like Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, click on the Texts icon and then scroll through the list of textbooks to access the textbook you need.  We are actively working with the publisher to resolve this issue.


If you have any trouble accessing the books or chapters, please contact the medical librarians Michelle Keba Knecht and Tiffany Follin at with a screenshot of the error message you received or check out the library’s troubleshooting page at

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 Feb 23, 2024 11:55 AM - Guide Creator(s)