Resources and Advice from DO Students: Rotations

Fourth Year Family Medicine Rotation

Electronic Resources


  • Boards for the Wards
  • Essentials of Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine Blueprints*
  • Internal Medicine Blueprints
  • Family Medicine Case Files**
  • Family Medicine Pretest*
  • First Aid for the USMLE Step 2*
  • High Yield Internal Medicine
  • Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests
  • Step Up to Step 2

Additional Resources

  • USMLEWorld


  • Always be nice to nurses and office staff! They can make or break experiences and rotations for you and it is always helpful to have them on your side!
  • Learn the concurrent guidelines about screenings!
  • Review common bacterial and viral infections and their treatments.
  • Review typical medical disorders – anxiety/depression, chronic pain, COPD/asthma, diabetes, HTN, hypercholesterolemia, smoking cessation.
  • Review guidelines for common screening exams.
  • Look things up in journal articles through your school library! Learn about PICO and start basing information for presentations to your attendings and for learning about your patients’ conditions through EBM and not just textbooks!
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