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Clinical Clerkship Resources

This guide is focused on information resources to help third year medical students during their clinical clerkships

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2016-17 Health Systems Questions: Family Medicine Required Readings

Health Systems Questions: Internal Medicine Required Readings

  • Introduction – Pages 11 & 12 of PDF Files
  • Section 4 - Implement Reliable Whole Person Transitional Care for All - pages 40-58 of PDF Files (pages 30-48 of the Report)



Health Systems Questions: OB/GYN Required Reading

From Triple to Quadruple Aim: Care of the Patient Requires Care of the Provider. Ann Fam Med 2014;12:573-576. doi: 10.1370/afm.1713. 

Factors Affecting Physician Professional Satisfaction and Their Implications, for Patient Care, Health Systems, and Health Policy. M. Friedburg, P. Chen, K. Van Busum, et. al. RAND Health Quarterly. 2014 Winter, 3(4): 1. Freely available through PubMed Central.

A Letter to her Physician Husband. Charity Williams 

Health Systems Questions: Pediatrics Required Readings

Health Systems Questions: Psychiatry Required Readings

Social Determinants of Mental Health. World Health Organization. 2014.

Pages 16-30 (most of Main Findings and Discussion) 

Health Systems Questions: Surgery Required Readings

Kripalani S. What have we learned about safe inpatient handovers? AHRQ Patient Safety Network, March 2011. Available at: (last accessed March 16, 2017).  

Robins HM, Dai F. Handoffs in the postoperative anesthesia care unit: Use of a checklist for transfer of care. AANA (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists) Journal. August 2015. 83(4):264-268. Available at: (last accessed March 16, 2017)

Nagpal K, Arora S, Abboudi M, Vats A, Wong HW, Manchanda C, Vincent C, Moorthy K. Postoperative handover: Problems, pitfalls, and prevention of error. July 2010. Annals of Surgery 252(1)171-176. (can be requested through the NEOMED library at no cost) 

Health Systems Questions: Emergency Medicine Required Readings

Honigman, L., and others. National study of non-urgent emergency department visits and  associated resource utilization. West Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2013 Nov; 14(6):  609-616. Free Full Text article available at: (last accessed April 19th, 2017)

Rhodes KV, Smith KL. Short-term Care With Long-term Costs: The Unintended Consequences  of EMTALA. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2017 Feb;69(2):163-165.