Internal Medicine Clerkship

The Learning Objectives and Curricular Elements for Prevention & Screening in Internal Medicine 

Click below to access each section of the curriculum.

Internal Medicine
Curricular Elements:
 
  Objectives
  Case I
  Case II 
  Case III
  Adult Vaccination
  Cancer Screening
  Diabetes Screening


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Clerkship Self Assessment Test
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Below you may access and review the screening recommendations
of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for the conditions as listed alphabetically.

Click here for student work page and personal pocket guide to screening recommendations
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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations

A
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening
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B
Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy: Screening (2001)

Bacteriuria: Screening (2004)

Bladder Cancer: Screening (2004)

Blood Pressure: Screening (2003)

Breast Cancer: Screening (2002) / Preventive Medication (2002)

Breastfeeding: Counseling (2003)
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C
Carotid Artery Stenosis: Screening (1996)

Cervical Cancer: Screening (2003)

Chlamydial Infection: Screening (2001)

Colorectal Cancer: Screening (2002)

Coronary Heart Disease: Screening (2004)
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D
Dementia: Screening (2003)

Dental Caries in Preschool Children: Screening (2004)

Depression: Screening (2002)

Diabetes Mellitus: Screening (2003)

Diet: Counseling (2003)

Down Syndrome: Screening (1996)

Drug Abuse: Screening (1996)
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F
Family Violence: Screening (2004)
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G
Gestational Diabetes: Screening (2003)

Glaucoma: Screening (2005)

Gonorrhea: Screening (2005)

Gynecologic Cancers: Counseling (1996)
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H
Hearing Impairment: Screening (1996)

Hearing, Newborn: Screening (2001)

Hemoglobinopathies: Screening (1996)

Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Screening (2004)

Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Screening (2004)

Herpes Simplex, Genital: Screening (2005)

Home Uterine Activity Monitoring: Screening (1996)

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Preventive Medication (2005)

Household and Recreational Injuries: Counseling (1996)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Screening (2005) / Counseling (1996)

Hypothyroidism, Congenital: Screening(1996)
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I
Idiopathic Scoliosis in Adolescents: Screening (2004)
 
Immunizations, Adult: Immunizations (1996)

Immunizations, Childhood: Immunizations (1996)

Intrapartum Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Screening (1996)
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L
Lead Levels in Childhood and Pregnancy: Screening (1996)

Lipid Disorders: Screening (2001)

Lung Cancer: Screening (2004)
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M
Motor Vehicle Injuries: Counseling (1996)
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N
Neural Tube Defects: Screening (1996)
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O
Obesity in Adults: Screening (2003) / Counseling (1996)

Oral Cancer: Screening (2004)

Osteoporosis: Screening (2002)

Overweight in Children and Adolescents: Screening (2005)

Ovarian Cancer: Screening (2004)
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P
Pancreatic Cancer: Screening (2004)

Peripheral Arterial Disease: Screening (2005)

Phenylketonuria: Screening (1996)

Physical Activity: Counseling (2002)

Postexposure Prophylaxis for Selected Infectious Diseases: Preventive Medication (1996)

Preeclampsia: Screening (1996)

Prostate Cancer: Screening (2002)
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R
Rh Incompatibility: Screening (2004)
 
Rubella: Screening (1996)
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S
Skin Cancer: Screening (2001) / Counseling (2003)

Suicide Risk: Screening (2004) / Counseling (1996)

Syphilis: Screening (2004)

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T
Testicular Cancer: Screening (2004)

Thyroid Disease: Screening (2004)

Thyroid Cancer: Screening (1996)

Tobacco Use: Counseling (2003)

Tuberculous Infection: Screening (1996)
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U
Ultrasonography in Pregnancy: Screening (1996)

Unintended Pregnancy: Counseling (1996)
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V
Visual Impairment: Screening (1996)

Visual Impairment in Children Ages 0-5: Screening (2004)

Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Coronary Heart Disease: Counseling (2003)
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Y
Youth Violence: Counseling (1996)
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USPSTF Recommendation Levels:

A. The USPSTF strongly recommends that clinicians provide [the service] to eligible patients. The USPSTF found good evidence that [the service] improves important health outcomes and concludes that benefits substantially outweigh harms.

B. The USPSTF recommends that clinicians provide [this service] to eligible patients. The USPSTF found at least fair evidence that [the service] improves important health outcomes and concludes that benefits outweigh harms.

C. The USPSTF makes no recommendation for or against routine provision of [the service]. The USPSTF found at least fair evidence that [the service] can improve health outcomes but concludes that the balance of benefits and harms is too close to justify a general recommendation.

D. The USPSTF recommends against routinely providing [the service] to asymptomatic patients. The USPSTF found at least fair evidence that [the service] is ineffective or that harms outweigh benefits.

I. The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routinely providing [the service]. Evidence that the [service] is effective is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.