Useful General Medicine Websites for students and doctors

Useful General Medicine Websites

Compiled by Dr Mansoor Ali 

Biomed Central
BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research.All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. BioMed Central views open access to research as essential in order to ensure the rapid and efficient communication of research findings. Registration is valid for all BioMed Central journals and is completely free.You can even start a new journal of your own. BioMed Central has developed the technology for groups of researchers, whether informal groups or formal societies, to start open access journals under their own editorial control

PubMed Central
Is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). With PubMed Central, NLM is taking the lead in preserving and maintaining unrestricted access to the electronic literature, just as it has done for decades with the printed biomedical literature.

Health and Life Sciences is the subject group of Intute that provides the very best web resources for education and research for Medicine,Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health,Agriculture, Food and Forestry,Veterinary Medicine, Bioresearc,Natural history. Intute is a free online service providing you with a database of hand selected Web resources for education and research.

A site on drug information, interactions, diagnoses etc.

Meta Medical Search Engine
A meta-search engine will send your search to multiple index sites and produce a single list of results. Some of them will also eliminate duplicate results. They are useful where you need to carry out a very comprehensive search quickly.

Provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. You can trust that our content is timely and credible. WebMD offers credible and in-depth medical news, features, reference material, and online community programs

The medical literature Guide, Books, Journals, Podcasts, Weekly Updates
India’s Community Website For Doctor Aspirants & Medical Events in India
Has Daily Quiz, Previous Papers, Topper Interviews, Blogs, Online Forum, Article, Comments, Tips & Tricks, Books, Free Downloads, Live Community Chat and much more.. is an exclusive next generation social networking service for Medical Students, Residents and Doctors. DoctorsHangout social network can help you maintain existing personal and professional relationships and establish new ones by reaching out to Doctors you’ve never met before.

Microsoft Amalga
Delivers solutions for connected health that enable healthcare enterprises, providers, researchers, and hospitals to use information resources effectively in improving the quality and availability of care.

Rudy’s List of Archaic Medical Terms
Antiquus Morbus is a collection of archaic medical terms and their old and modern definitions. The primary focus of this web site is to help decipher the Causes of Death found on Mortality Lists, Certificates of Death and Church Death Records from the 19th century and earlier

Medline Plus
Authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Extensive medical library ,illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news. Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language

Online Doctors Community : Free Medical Resources-Doctors Online Community, News letter

News-Medical.Net aims to segment, profile and distribute medical news to the widest possible audience of potential beneficiaries worldwide and to provide a forum for ideas, debate and learning, and to facilitate interaction between all parts of the medical health sciences community worldwide

Memorable Medicine
Memorable Medicine is a free interactive online resource for medical students and junior doctors. It contains concise written resources that link in with glossaries plus…MemMed aims to provide a concise, relevant interactive resource for medical students on their clinical attachments.

Online Medical Dictionary & Articles

Yahoo – Health & Medicine

Health Sciences Search Engines

MCQs in Medicine
An extensive portal based on Davidson’s Pracice of Medicine

Anything on Medicine

Medical News Today

Clinical Calculators
Online calculators for IV administration, growth, body mass index (BMI), pregnancy, and more.

Medical Mnemonics
Searchable database of medical mnemonics for students.

Study Temple-All kind of study material

Integrated, multi-specialty medical information and education tool for specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals.

Includes information about the multi-volume books on nano medicine, as well as background about nanomedicine and nanotechnology.

Thousands of MCQs
Online Tests, Study Material etc for medical students preparing for P.G Exams.A vast database of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) on the various Exam subjects. Information on Forthcoming Exams.A list of Medical Text Books and Study Guides to help you with your preparation. Model Question Papers based on the actual Exam pattern

The premier medical journal from UK

BBC Health
Features current news plus archives, guides by subject, “Ask a Doctor” inquiry feature, a searchable conditions database, message board, and e-mail newsletter subscription. – Comprehensive health resources for consumers, physicians, nurses, and educators. Includes news, chat forums, health quizzes and consumer product updates.

Calicut Medical Journal
International e magazine

A comprehensive website on Islamic medicine
Protecting moral values which are lacking in our society. A scientific portal based on Islamic teaching, utilising all useful resource and offering service to all.

is one of the world’s most used Telemedicine portals. Several hospitals and hundreds of doctors connect daily to patients in remote corners of the world through this Telemedicine Station enabling better health care delivery. A unique web tool offered free for Doctors and Hospitals to facilitate online practice. This site is Microsoft Passport enabled.

Health On the Net Foundation
Guides lay persons and non-medical users and medical practitioners to useful and reliable online medical and health information. Provides leadership in setting ethical standards for Web site developers.

News Portal is an innovative service which aggregates News from Top News Sources onto a easily browsable portal.

Medical Libraries on the Internet

News From the World of Indian Medicine
Everything You Want To Know About Medicine In India . News from various publications are collected and put on the net. Extensive collections of full textbooks and magazines on health and medicine which is open 24 hours a day for your reading

Asian Student Medical Journal

Harvard Medical School’s consumer health information, journal databases, a medical dictionary, FAQs on latest news and live forums. – Comprehensive health resources for consumers, physicians, nurses, and educators. Includes news, chat forums, health quizzes and consumer product updates.

Index of Free Full Text Journals

Looking for a handy reference for diagnostic test information? Download and install Mobile MerckMedicus onto your PDA and receive the Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, which includes information on nearly 350 laboratory and imaging tests.

Doctor’s news letter
News letter on News and Medical advances, really an innovative portal

Self is the most complete guide to information about self improvement, personal
growth and self help on the internet. It is designed to be an organized directory, with  articles, free newsletters and descriptions of many of the most important natural health and  alternative medicine web sites on the world wide web.

Mind Tools
Mind Tools’ mission is “to help people around the world learn the practical skills needed to excel in their careers”. Mind Tools was established in 1995 and now serves customers in more than 80 countries worldwide. This is the most visited career skills site on the Internet, with more than 4,200,000 web-site visitors each year.

A portal for mental health professionals. An attempt to increase the dissemination of information on mental health, especially to professionals in the developing world, utilizing the opportunities offered by the Internet
A versatile site on various aspects of psychiatry such as mood disorders, stress, additive disorders, child hood disorders, cognitive disorders, dementia, sex and many more

Middle East :An elaborate online medical site from the middle east. Featuring alternative medicines including Homoeopathy also. : Another online medical site from the middle east with much useful information.

Hospital recruitment & overseas health care : A site for international hospital recruitments and overseas health care employment.  More international recruitment in Health care and hospital fields.

Doctors world of medicine  The doctors window to the World of Medicine. The site also features an updated online drug reference index.

Stedmann’s Medical Dictionary

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is a unit of Wolters Kluwer Health, a group of leading information companies offering specialized publications and software for physicians, nurses, students and specialized clinicians. Products include drug guides, medical journals, nursing journals, medical textbooks and medical pda software. More than just an online medical book store, also contains valuable resources for Libraries & Institutions, Faculty, Medical Students & Residents, Retail Bookstores, Pharmaceutical Reps, Advertisers and Authors.
HealthcareMagic is one of the world’s healthcare portals allowing a Live interaction between Doctors and Patients over Internet and phone. Chat with a Doctor online! Call a Doctor over Phone! Doctors available Online 24×7 IST. Share your experiences, write reviews about Doctors & Hospitals you visited or know. Search & Compare Doctors & Hospitals.

Ways to find medical information on the Internet

Science Based Medicine
Exploring issues and controversies in the relationship between science and medicine

International Medical Council on Vaccination
International Medical Council on Vaccination is a comprehensive educational center on the Internet for physicians seeking the truth about vaccines. Provide educational tools through media including articles, videos, podcasts and webinars to everyone seeking the truth about vaccines.

Presents interactive health tutorials from the Patient Education Institute. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions. Also learn about surgeries, prevention and wellness. Each tutorial includes animated graphics, audio and easy-to-read language.

Health information blog in India
It is a virtual guide that provide links to various health related national and international databases and cover topics like health news that are relevant to the people of our country

Resource Clinical
Is an online resource portal directory containing clinical medicine and drug information web links for the busy pharmacist, doctor and other healthcare professionals.

National Cancer Institute

Centre for Disease Control & Prevention

Comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from the University of California San Francisco

Kids Health

Mayo Clinic
A nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of “the needs of the patient come first.

HealthAtoZ – The Search Engine for Health and Medicine. Offers quick access to medical information on the Web

InteliHealth – Home to Johns Hopkins Health Information The major content of this comprehensive health site is in the Health Library, which contains the Johns Hopkins Encyclopedia

Medical Conferences Search Detailed information on medical professional conferences with on-line registration.

Medical World Search Search full text nearly 100,000 Web pages from thousands of SELECTED medical sites.

Medscape The #1 Free Internet Medical Site.

Medical Education World Wide Web Medical Education Resource

Mosby Periodical Search Free search access to abstracts from a large collection of multispecialty journals from this major medical publisher.

Physician’s Guide to the Internet  Links and information to enhance doctors’ personal and professional lives including patient and practice management, medline, cme, jobs, personal finance, medical metings, doctors’ marriages, physician health and well-being, arts, entertainment, travel.

Ways to find medical information on the Internet This page aims to give you a brief overview and some starting points for finding medical and health sciences information on the Internet. It includes World Wide Web, electronic mail and other networked resources such as Medline.

American Academy of Family Physicians Home Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HealthWeb  provides links to specific, evaluated information resources on the World-Wide Web selected by librarians and information professionals at leading academic medical centers.

Please send me your favourite medical website links…the websites you often visit …..which you think will help other doctors also…many of our fellow doctors are unaware of such websites…

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