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Foundations in Clinical Medicine II

Foundations of Clinical Medicine II is designed to guide you in furthering the clinical skills you have been learning in FCM1. The course will enhance your communication skills by introducing you to strategies for managing communication challenges. You will also gain a greater understanding of how and when to apply the clinical techniques you have learned to tailor your clinical assessments for specific patient needs. You will enhance your clinical reasoning skills by integrating growing medical knowledge to prioritize differential diagnoses based data from clinical assessments.

Required Readings for Foundations of Clinical Medicine II

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 II 2020-2021

For 8/27/20 & 8/28/20

For 9/1/20 & 9/2/20

For 10/6/20

For 10/20/20

For 11/3/20