MEDICALSTUDENT.COM – Website review

web1Dr ARITHA.R  BHMS MD(Hom)

“The student begins with the patient, continues with the patient, and ends his studies with the patient, using books and lectures as tools, as means to an end.” — Sir William Osler, Aequanimitas, 1905

The esteemed physician Sir William Osler felt that learning was an apprenticeship, and that medical apprentice learners needed convenient access to authoritative information to aid them in their studies. MedicalStudent.com is a digital library of authoritative medical information designed to help all students of medicine.

The goal of MedicalStudent.com is to provide a starting point for entry into medical places of enlightenment, entertainment and education on the Internet. MedicalStudent.com identifies authoritative medical World-Wide Web sites that can teach, illuminate, and inspire. In essence, MedicalStudent.com is meant to serve as a “pico portal” for users interested in quality medical resources on the Internet.

MedicalStudent.com is curated by Michael P. D’Alessandro, M.D.

  • Learn
    • Medical Textbooks
    • Case Studies and Patient Simulations
    • Journals and MEDLINE
    • Professional Societies and Organizations
    • Handheld Computer Resources
    • Patient Education
  • Medical Textbooks

Anatomy

  • Anatomy Atlases – Atlas of Human Anatomy
  • Anatomy Atlases – Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section
  • Anatomy Atlases – Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation
  • Anatomy Atlases – Anatomy of First Aid – A Case Study Approach
  • Anatomy Atlases – Lessons From a Bone Box
  • Bartleby – Gray’s Anatomy
  • Loyola University – Structure of the Human Body
  • Mascagni – Images from Anatomia Universa
  • NLM – AnatLine
  • State University of New York – Human Anatomy
  • Temple University – Neuroanatomy Lab Resource
  • Tufts University – Anatomy of the Head and Neck
  • University of Michigan – Medical Gross Anatomy
  • University of Michigan – Visible Human Project
  • University of Utah – Neuroanatomy Atlas
  • University of Utah – Visible Human
  • University of Washington – Digital Anatomist
  • University of Washington – Musculoskeletal Atlas
  • Whitaker – Instant Anatomy 

Genetics

  • Merck – Merck Manual – Genetics
  • NIH – Genome.gov
  • NLM – Genetics Home Reference
  • NLM – Human Molecular Genetics
  • NLM – Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man

Geriatrics

  • Merck – Merck Manual of Geriatrics

Global Health

  • DHHS – GlobalHealth.gov
  • Harvard University – Center for Health and the Global Environment
  • Medact – Global Health Education
  • University College London – Centre for International Health and Development

Medical Dictionaries

  • MediLexicon – Pharmaceutical and Medical Abbreviations
  • Merriam Webster – Medical Dictionary
  • Mondofacto Dictionary
  • Stedman’s – Medical Dictionary

Medical English

  • European Community – EnglishMed

Microbiology and Virology

  • Tulane University – Big Picture Book of Virology
  • University of Texas – Medical Microbiology
  • University of South Carolina – Microbiology, Virology, Immunology, Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology Online
  • University of Torino – Atlas of Medical Parasitology

Military Medicine

  • Virtual Naval Hospital

Mnemonics

  • Medical Mnemonics

Neurology

  • Drexel University – Headache Interactive
  • eMedicine – Neurology
  • Merck – Merck Manual
  • Oxbridge Solution – GP Notebook

Neurosurgery

  • eMedicine – Neurosurgery

Nutrition

  • American Dietetic Association – Food and Nutrition Information
  • Harvard School of Public Health – The Nutrition Source

Psychiatry

  • American Psychiatric Association – DSM-IV-TR
  • eMedicine – Psychiatry
  • Long – Internet Mental Health
  • Merck – Merck Manual
  • Oxbridge Press – GP Notebook

University of Tasmania – Download of Psychiatry

Case Studies and Patient Simulations

  • AIDA – Diabetes Simulator
  • Auckland District Health Board – Trauma Scenarios
  • PediatricEducation.org
  • Trauma.org – Moulage Cases
  • Virtual Autopsy – Cases

Journals and MEDLINE

MEDLINE

  • PubMed
  • PubMed-to-Email

Medical Journals

  • American Family Physician
  • BioMed Central
  • BMJ
  • Student BMJ
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • FreeMedicalJournals.com
  • JAMA
  • Lancet
  • MMWR
  • MS JAMA
  • NEJM
  • Pediatrics
  • PLoS Medicine
  • PubMedCentral

National and International Organizations

  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Library of Medicine
  • World Health Organization

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