Physical books can be ordered from the UIC Medical Bookstore

The UIC Medical Bookstore in Chicago is located on-campus at:

Student Center West
828 South Wolcott Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612

Some of these texts can be found on-line on the UIC Library web page at:


Recommended: some of these texts available for loan from Family Medicine at UIC.

AFP Clerkship Topic List: found on the UIC Department of Family Medicine web site.
Essentials of Family Medicine, 6th Edition, Sloane, P.
CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in Family Medicine, 4th Edition, South-Paul, J.
Blueprints Family Medicine, 3rd Edition, Lipsky, M.
The Color Atlas of Family Medicine, 2nd Edition, Usatine, R.
Case Files; Family Medicine, 3rd Edition, Toy, E.

Other resources that can be used:

Swanson’s Family Practice Review  – questions/answers only
Essentials of Family Practice by Rakel
Manual of Family Medicine by Taylor
Primary Care Medicine by Goroll
Medicine: A Primary Care Approach by Rubin

MEDICINE – Recommended:  1) a text for Internal Medicine, numerous options available at the bookstore and on-line


First Aid for IM

Case Files for IM

Step Up to Medicine



2) Dr. Zar’s Shelf review:

3) One of the following Question Book/Banks:
U World

MKSAP student question book to prepare for the shelf exam


One of the following texts:

Board Review Series for Pediatrics
Case Files
Illustrated Textbook of Pediatrics
One of the following Question Book/Banks:
U World


1.    The following textbooks are highly recommended:

a. DSM-V-TR: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision. American Psychiatric Association, 2022.

b. Black D. & Andreasen, N. Introductory Textbook to Psychiatry, (7th ed.). American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2020.

2.   The following resources have been recommended by your peers:

a.    USMLE World Question Bank

b.    First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship

c.     Lange Q&A Psychiatry

d.     Psychiatry Pretest


Required: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seventh Edition, by Charles R.B. Beckmann

Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology by Hacker & Moore

Recommended: Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology

SURGERY – Recommended Resources:

  1. Texts
    a. ACCESS SURGERY – a free online compendium of several texts for in depth information including anatomy, diagnosis,surgical approach, management.
    b. Essentials of General Surgery, Peter F Lawrence, 4th Edition and online question bank, 5th Edition is to be released in October 2012.
    c. CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Surgery: Thirteenth Edition, LANGE CURRENT Series, Free online via ACCESS SURGERY.
    d. pocket book reference:
    Surgery A Competency-Based Companion, by Barry D. Mann, published by Saunders, 2008
    2. Cases
    a. Case Files: Surgery, free online via ACCESS SURGERY.
    b. MS Casebook
    c. Virtual Patient, online resource.
    3. Questions
    a. Pre-Test Surgery, free online via ACCESS SURGERY, approximately 600 questions.
    b. U-world Question Bank, approximately 160 questions.



  • Gould, Douglas J., Jennifer K. Brueckner-Collins, and James D. Fix. High Yield Neuroanatomy. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer, 2016.
  • Goldberg S. Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple. 5th ed. MedMaster; 2014

Neurologic exam:

Clinical neurology:

– The UMedic, University of Miami Neurology Curriculum (available on Blackboard) (you may ask Max for the link. I think he is working on it)
– Book:  Introduction to Clinical Neurology,  ; Gelb, Douglas James, 1957- author. ; ; Includes index.  ; ; 2016 ;

Additional resources:

American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Educational Resources:

Updated: 3/24/23