The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Intensive Review of Internal Medicine
Review of Internal Medicine reflects our ongoing fascination with how physicians learn best and our continued passion for clinical medicine, medical, education, and scholarship values that define the culture of the Cleveland Clinic. This sixth edition also embraces new models of learning by blending a printed text with an on-line question bank, both meant to enhance the reader’s knowledge of internal medicine and preparedness for certifying examinations.
This book has its origins in the Clinic’s Intensive Review of Internal Medicine Symposium, a 6-day course offered annually since 1989, that is designed for physicians preparing for the certification and recertification examinations in internal medicine, and for those wishing for a comprehensive, stateof-the-art review of the field.
The Symposium celebrated its 20th offering in the United States in June 2008 and has been presented four times internationally.
We continue to be humbled and gratified by the success of the Symposium and of the first five editions of this book. Experience has taught us that practicing physicians learn best when using a case-driven format, and that factual knowledge and new developments in the field are best integrated into clinical practice through a discussion of case management.
Never meant to be a comprehensive textbook of internal medicine, this sixth edition of the book builds on this concept and continues to use bulleted points, clinical vignettes, and review exercises to convey important “clinical pearls.”
This edition newly blends a printed text with an expanded and updated question bank which is available as an online adjunct learning tool.
Each chapter in the sixth edition has been extensively reviewed and carefully updated where necessary, and many chapters have been substantially revised or completely rewritten.
Several chapters are new since the fifth edition, reflecting input from our readers and attendees of the Intensive Review of Internal Medicine Symposium. Updated references have been provided in the suggested readings at the end of each chapter. Enhanced chapter features include call-out boxes with bulleted “Points to Remember” and the uniform inclusion of review exercises (with discussions) to test the reader’s knowledge of key points.
This book continues to serve as the syllabus for both domestic and international offerings of the Cleveland Clinic Intensive Review of Internal Medicine Symposium. It also provides an independent study guide for those preparing for the certification and recertification examinations in internal medicine.
SECTION I: Multidisciplinary Skills for the Internist
SECTION II: Infectious Disease
SECTION III: Hematology and Medical Oncology
SECTION IV: Rheumatology
SECTION V: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
SECTION VI: Endocrinology
SECTION VII: Nephrology and Hypertension
SECTION VIII: Gastroenterology
SECTION IX: Cardiology
Title: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Intensive Review of Internal Medicine
Authors: James K. Stoller, CRAIG NIELSEN, JANET BUCCOLA, ANDREI BRATEANU.
Edition: 6th Edition