Copyright, Reference, and Subscription Agreement
Yale Primary Care Pediatrics Curriculum
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The primary reference reading materials included in the curriculum are licensed for the noncommercial, educational, or research use of the Yale community and those who are physically present at the library facilities. Accordingly, many of the provided links will not be accessible from computers outside the Yale network. Systematic downloads and distribution of this material is prohibited. Please refer to the library’s website for further information about the appropriate use of Yale University library's electronic resources.
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Talwalkar JS, Fenick AM, eds. Yale Primary Care Pediatrics Curriculum, 17th edition. 2023. Available from: http://pcpc.yale.edu
Individual chapters may be referenced using the following format:
Bogursky S. Acne vulgaris. In: Talwalkar JS, Fenick AM, eds. Yale Primary Care Pediatrics Curriculum, 17th Edition. 2023. Available from: http://pcpc.yale.edu
Curriculum Subscription Agreement (only for the subscribing organization):
Description of Materials: The Yale Primary Care Pediatrics Curriculum (the “Curriculum”) encompasses a syllabus of 136 chapters that serve as a comprehensive compendium of outpatient pediatric practice, and is delivered in two forms: a Learner Guide which contains cases and questions and a corresponding Moderator Guide which includes the corresponding answers. YSM releases these chapters which cover a range of subjects relevant to office-based practice from the spectrum of disciplines in outpatient pediatric practice, as well as business and policy aspects that are relevant to current practice. These chapters update a previously released section of the Curriculum, allowing YSM to address recent changes in recommendations regarding medical therapy or management and controversies as they unfold, as well as additional novel topics. Each chapter includes a case-based discussion, as well as references to articles from the medical literature that support the recommendations in the text.
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