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Internal Medicine Core

The most success-proven and accessible Internal Medicine review available. Whether you are preparing for a board exam or maintaining competency, this Core is key.

NEW! The Core now includes your very own, super-smart Personal Trainer. Get personalized, adjustable learning plans built according to your study pace and goals. It uses this Core’s topics and Preview | Review questions and combines them with the MedStudy Method to lock the must-know information into your long-term memory. Personal Trainer also works with Q&As.

  • Two options are available: 20th Edition Print Core (newly revised and reviewed) and Digital Core (editionless—updated throughout the three-year access period)

  • Great for clinical and hospital practice MDs and DOs

  • Builds a sound (and easily recalled!) knowledge base during residency

  • Confidently and competently take on the boards

  • Exam- and practice-relevant content

  • Max CME Credits/MOC Points: 150

Maximize your study efficiency by purchasing Core as part of Study Strong Essentials—includes the Core, Q&As, Flashcards, and Personal Trainer

Topics Covered

• Allergy & Immunology
• Cardiology
• Dermatology
• Endocrinology
• Gastroenterology
• General Internal Medicine
• Geriatric Medicine
• Infectious Disease
• Hematology
• Nephrology
• Neurology
• Oncology
• Pulmonary Medicine
• Psychiatry
• Rheumatology
• Women's and Men's Health

CME/MOC Points

This product provides you with a maximum of:
150 CME credits and MOC points

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Return Policy

If you’re not satisfied with your print Core, we allow returns within 14 days.

If you choose to return your Print Core, books 2-5 need to remain undamaged and unopened.

The digital Core is non-refundable. A 30-day free trial is available for you to experience the Core prior to purchase.

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Internal Medicine Core
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Internal Medicine Core

Which Internal Medicine Core Format Is Right For Me?

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What's delivered?
Five beautiful full-color books with a shelf case for easy access and storage
Mobile-ready digital Core accessible in your myMedStudy account
What is the access period?
The 20th edition books are yours to keep
Digital Core is accessible for three years
Is this format searchable?
Use the table of contents at the start of each section to flip to the topic you’re looking for
Find your topic using the clickable table of contents or instant search results
Talk to me about usability.
Use these books anywhere, even in internet deserts
Use digital Core through myMedStudy on every device with internet access
Does this format link to other MedStudy products?
Topics in Core are cross-referenced in Q&As and Flashcards
Topics in Core are directly interlinked to Q&As and digital Flashcards
How often is this format updated?
Every two years
Always have the latest content. Digital Core receives ongoing updates

Designed to Propel You Through Your Review

• Cuts through the clutter to make learning Internal Medicine as easy as possible

• Our physician educators are intently focused on including must-know information in a way that’s easily understood, concise, and casual

• Use the MedStudy Method—as detailed in the StudyWise guide—to learn, retain, and easily recall medical information as you need it, whether you’re seeing patients or taking Internal Medicine board

Internal Medicine Core Highlights

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Must-know content—including answers to P|R Questions—is highlighted in yellow.

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Preview | Review questions

P|R Questions appear at the beginning of each main topic. These are the same questions Personal Trainer uses for your spaced retrieval sessions.

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Bold text denotes definitions and lists. Burgundy text stresses words that your favorite professor might emphasize.

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Medical images & figures

Visualize concepts with medical images—including diagnostic scans, x-rays, photos, ECGs, and exquisitely drawn figures.

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Personal Trainer Highlights

  • Study Board

    Shows your weekly study plan. Each phase of study has its own section of the board (Study, Spaced Retrieval, Preview). Complete all of your work from this study board

  • Weekly Study Plan

    Uses Core, Q&A and the best evidence-based learning techniques to ensure deeper learning and easier recall

  • Weekly Progress Report

    See your progress and adjust your study pace as needed

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30-day access to the entire Pulmonary Medicine section of the Internal Medicine Study Strong Essentials (includes the Core, Q&As, Flashcards, and Personal Trainer). No credit card required.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Quy Ton, MD

The Medstudy Core is very well organized with an excellent balance of depth, breadth and conciseness (best of any board review resource I have found). The pictures and charts were helpful and helped break up the text paragraphs to make it more manageable. The review questions at the beginning of each section is an excellent way of helping the reader to preview, review and retain the most relevant parts of the text. I wrote answers for each question in the margins but there was not enough space. Reviewing these questions and self-written answers was a high yield method to retain the material.

Kimberly Eddings-Reece, MD

I love Medstudy as a study tool. It is short but complete reviews of the material and to the point. It was a tough test but I think, if I decide to take the test in 10 yrs once again, Medstudy will again be my choice of study material. I am continuing to use it for MOC points already, Thank You.

Ernestine Wright, MD

It was great using MedStudy! Highly recommended for board preparation.

Amy Brendel, MD

I used the core curriculum books to focus my study when I found something I didn't know in the Q&A.

Mariamou Sims, MD

Highly recommended! Great way to fill in gaps of knowledge and review all important subject areas. Subject areas I was less comfortable with I read MedStudy to get a more detailed review. It was helpful in bridging gaps.

The MedStudy Method

Lock the material you must know into your long-term memory. The MedStudy Method combines the most effective evidence-based learning techniques with the best board-focused material in an easy-to-apply, three-phase approach to study.

  • Preview


    Preview topics and assess your knowledge within the Preview Questions in your Core or Videos

  • Study


    Read the Core, watch course or video lectures, and/or listen to audio material with the goal of a solid understanding of the topics

  • Spaced Retrieval

    Spaced Retrieval

    Practice recall of topic material with progressively spaced repetition of Preview | Review Questions, Board-Style Q&As, and Flashcards