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Clerkships & Clinical Electives Resources

Selected textbooks, study tools, and clinical information resources for School of Medicine clerkships and clinical electives.

Core Textbooks & Resources

Core textbooks listed below have been identified by clerkship directors for the internal medicine clerkship.

  • Electronic copies of textbooks: Many textbooks are available online via the library's ebook databases, and direct links to the ebooks are provided when available.
  • Print copies of textbooks: Some textbooks may not be available online. A limited number of print copies are available in the library. Click on the title of a book to check availability at UTRGV library locations in Edinburg, Harlingen, and Brownsville.
  • Medical students are encouraged to secure individual copies of core textbooks in the format of their choice (print or electronic).

Clinical Resources by Topic

General History, Physical Exam, and Oral Presentations

The Stanford Medicine 25

Online Physical Exam Teaching Assistant (OPETA) from The University of Florida College of Medicine.

A Practical Guide To Clinical Medicine from the University of California San Diego.

Cardiac Auscultation

Auscultation Assistant

Heart Sounds and Cardiac Arrhythmias - Blaufuss


ECG Learning Center from the University of Utah School of Medicine.

ECG Library

ECG Wave Maven

KG/EKG Press

Laboratory Medicine

Lab Tests Online - American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Urinalysis Tutorial from The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education, hosted by the University of Utah Eccles Health Sciences Library.


Hopkins ABX Guide

Pulmonary Auscultation

The Auscultation Assistant – Breath Sounds

Lung Sounds and the Stethoscope Tutorial from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, hosted by Loyola University Medical Education Network.

Pulmonary Function Tests

Pulmonary Function Test Interpretation from the University of Washington Internal Medicine Residency Program.
General Radiology

Introduction to Chest Radiology


Radiology Museum

In the Clinic: Annals of Internal Medicine

Medical Reference Books