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Foundations in Clinical Medicine I

The goal of the FCM I course is to teach students core clinical skills required for excellence as a medical professional. This course will help students develop knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to the practice of medicine. This course also introduces Physical Diagnosis skills, History Taking and Communication skills early in medical training to allow for repetition and deliberate practice necessary to achieve proficiency in these skills by graduation. Students should note that course directors have collaborated to integrate content in preclinical coursework when possible to provide clinical relevance.

Required/Recommended Readings for Foundations of Clinical Medicine I

The Medical Interview 5/e


Call Number: 2-Hour Reserve WB290 C855m 2006

Print and online available. 


Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking 12/e


Call Number: 3-Day Reserve WB205 B583b 2017

Print ONLY.


Bates' Visual Guide Homepage

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Recommended Resource

Note that this is the video accompaniment to Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, but the book is required reading. 

Electronic Database

Symptom to Diagnosis 4/e

Recommended Reading

Call Number: 2-Hour Reserve WB141 S839s 2015

Print (3/e) and online (4/e) available.

Required/Recommended Articles for Foundations of Clinical Medicine I 2020-2021

For 9/9/20

For 9/23/20

For 11/18/20

For 1/13/2021

For 3/15 & 3/17

For 4/21