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The Primary Care Clerkship (PCC) was, until April of 2009, a required 8-week interdisciplinary course for all third and fourth year medical students. For several years, students had completed a course project which involved answering a clinical question generated during patient care in their primary care clinic. In addition to summarizing the research available to answer this clinical question, students also translate this medical language into a document suitable to inform an average patient on this topic – a Patient Education Tool (PET) handout. This project has been continued in the required, 4-week, Family Medicine Clerkship, that began May of 2009. Given the time and energy invested by students in creating these handouts and the overall high quality of the final product, the course directors were eager to make these products more generally available to the public through this site. The information provided does not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Minnesota Medical School physicians and faculty. These materials are provided for informational purposes only and are in no way intended to take the place of the advice and recommendations of your personal health care provider. You use the information provided in these handouts at your own risk.