Library resources for the Family Medicine Clerkship
Resources & Databases
Essential Evidence PlusThis link opens in a new windowClinical decision support system includes 13,000+ topics, guidelines, tools, and images covering common conditions, diseases, and procedures clinicians encounter daily. Every recommendation includes strength-of-evidence rating. Access POEMs (Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters) Research Summaries and set up email alerts by registering for a MySTAT!Ref account.
POEMs | Essential Evidence Plus | STAT!RefPOEMs (Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters) Research Summaries provide the most recent, relevant research from over 100 journals and are accessible via email alerts or the archive included in the Related Contents section of the database. Register for a My STAT!Ref account to set up the POEMs alerts and access the database via the STAT!Ref Mobile App.
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Cochrane LibraryThis link opens in a new windowCollection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups. (HTA).
Medical LetterThis link opens in a new windowFind unbiased critical evaluations of drugs, with special emphasis on new drugs. This independently published newsletter carries no advertising and is supported entirely by subscription fees.
MedLine PlusFind information on health conditions, wellness issues, and more in easy-to-read language. This database is produced by the NIH and National Library of Medicine.
FamilyDoctor.orgTrusted medical advice from the
American Academy of Family Physicians.
UpToDateThis link opens in a new windowUpToDate offers two levels of content for patients: "Basics" are short overviews written in plain language principles, and "Beyond the Basics" are longer, more detailed reviews for readers who are comfortable with some medical terminology.