For physician assistant (PA) students, completing the required rotation in internal medicine is one of the most exciting and most demanding times of their formal training. Students should expect to be challenged by patients, clinical preceptors, and other members of the healthcare team. The content of the book provides a thorough review of didactic instruction provided in physician assistant training programs nationwide, and demonstrates how core knowledge in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and epidemiology can be used to address the needs of patients seeking care for both acute and chronic conditions. In addition it provides students with practical tips and sound advice so they can gain more knowledge and continually improve their skills. Through an organized and predictable approach, the book series serves as a guide and companion to feel prepared for what one will encounter during the clinical year. Written by experienced PA educators, the book details the clinical approach to common presentations such as chest pain, dyspnea, and fever. It provides a systems-based approach to more than 60 of the most frequently encountered disease entities one will see in this rotation, including cardiac arrhythmias, pneumonia, and hepatitis. Chapters are organized in a way that allows one to quickly access vital information that can help to recognize, diagnose, and treat commonly seen conditions. One can easily review suggested labs and diagnostic imaging for a suspected diagnosis, find a step-by-step guide to frequently performed procedures, and review urgent management of conditions specific to each rotation. Distinguished by brief, bulleted content with handy tables and figures, the reference offers all pertinent laboratory and imaging studies needed to confirm a diagnosis, with medication and management guidelines. This guide also describes the most common procedures one will learn during the internal medicine rotation, including bone marrow aspirate and biopsy, lumbar puncture, and thoracentesis.