Self Directed Learning

One of the four cornerstones of our CASE curriculum is Self directed learning. All physicians must be able on a continual basis to seek out and evaluate learning materials. Here are some sites that will help with that process: originally from the Cleveland Clinic, where you can publish your review articles, clinical notes, pearls, and medical images on the site. Using a wiki anyone with a medical background can contribute or edit medical articles.
The Australian e-Health Research Centre, a joint venture between CSIRO and the Queensland Government, is a leading national research facility in ICT for healthcare innovations.
British Medical Journal Learning offers several options for self study including regularly emailed articles. You do need a subscription to the magazine.
Clinical Cases and Images, another award winning website from the Cleveland Clinic, this site has cases and procedure guides.
The Creative MD is a showcase of artwork by medical students, physicians and surgeons around the world because its not just about facts.
The Doctor’s Channel is a Web site that allows doctors to learn from each other at their convenience. The time-saving site includes short one- to two-minute streaming video clips designed to get to the point, with insights and opinions from experts in 35 different specialties, as well as community and lifestyle features that help doctors stay on top of the latest news, ideas and information.
The eHealth International Journal provides a peer-reviewed vehicle for timely publication of scientific research on the application of information technology in medicine, medical care delivery, and public health.
EKG/ECG Reading and Interpretation is an educational web site by Dr. Dale Dubin (Dale Dubin, M.D.), which includes important EKG (ECG) information about EKG tracings, 12 lead EKG’s, and cardiac monitors.
eMedTV offers over 100 health channels, each serving as a portal to an extensive library of medical information. Our articles explore subjects ranging from symptoms and diseases to tests and procedures to drugs and supplements. Each topic contains a series of articles carefully designed to answer your questions and provide detailed health information. Links to related articles are found on each page, streamlining your search for the exact medical information you need.
Free Video Medical Lectures
Global RPH is a guide to drug therapy for clinicians.
Every 24 hours, MDLinx scans 1200 leading journals across 30 medical specialties and professions and summarizes and filters the articles so you’ll see just what is important in your areas of interest.
MedTing where you can customize cases and resources for use by your university.
For more examples, go to the Medical Education wiki page

QuizMD – practice exam questions

QuizMD is the open collection of practice exam questions created by and for medical students. Test yourself on what your colleagues deem important, and learn by creating questions to test others. Focus your valuable study time on what really matters: clinical decision making.
To read a review from the University of Alberta
What do you think, would your university describe this as cheating or as collaborative studying?

Youth Health on UTube

A couple of 20 year old students have created a series of videos on UTube about health for university students. I’ve included one of their videos where they rap about bringing healthy back.
“We are the Co-founders, Paul and Minh, both college students trying to help spread health awareness to the younger generation. As of right now we are currently working on our undergraduate degrees and in the future hope to attend medical and pharmacy school. Many others in our organization are also pre-health majors and it is very exciting to work with people in the same field. If you have any questions feel free to message us, or e-mail us at and we will be pleased to help you. Other videos can be viewed at”
Click twice on the video to play.