Clinical Prediction Models PDF – 1st Edition
Since 1979, students, residents, practicing physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals have turned to the “Scut Monkey Book” for learning the essential information on basic patient care. The Clinician’s Pocket Reference is based on a University of Kentucky manual entitled So You Want to Be a Scut Monkey: Medical Student’s and House Officer’s Clinical Handbook. The “Scut Monkey” program at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine was first held in the summer of 1979 and was developed by the Class of 1980 to help ease the sometimes frustrating transition from the preclinical to the clinical years of medical school.
Based on detailed surveys from the University of Kentucky and 44 other medical schools, the essential information and skills that students should be familiar with at the start of their clinical years was developed. The “Scut Monkey” program was developed around this core and consisted of a simple reference manual and a series of workshops conducted at the start of the third year. Held originally as a pilot program for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Class of 1981, the program has become an annual event. Each new fourth-year class traditionally takes the responsibility of orienting the new third-year students in basic skills. The program is successful because it was developed and taught