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These links were organized for Medical Education Development and Leadership program as part of a presentation developed by DoIT- Academic Technology consultants Ron Cramer, Cheryl Diermyer, and Alan Wolf. We will try to keep this reference current, so please send any comments regarding this site to Alan Wolf.

December, 2008 Presentation

Other medical links found while preparing this session can be found in Delicious using the tag uwhealthlit http://delicious.com/search?context=all&p=uwhealthlit&lc=1

Medical Education Digital Libraries

Association of American Medical Colleges - Medical Education Portal
MedEdPORTAL is a new publishing venue through which faculty may disseminate their educational works. It was designed to promote collaboration and educational scholarship by facilitating the exchange of peer reviewed teaching resources such as tutorials, cases, lab manuals, assessment instruments, faculty development materials, etc.
MERLOT Health Sciences collection
A collection of materials for the health sciences that is part of a larger interdisciplinary community
Family Medicine Digital Resources Library
Supports and enhances the sharing and collaborative development of educational resources among family medicine educators through a Digital Library that includes resources for all levels of family medicine education.
ERIC educational resources
A digital library of educational research.

eLearning Examples


Take the role of instructor presenting information and guiding the learner in initial aquisition (Alessi and Trollop, 1985).

The Auscultation Assistant
A tutorial of help medical students learn characteristics of different heart murmurs and breath sounds.
Osteoporosis and Bone Physiology
A survey of osteoporosis
HyperHeart details bloodflow, aortic/ventricular volumes and pressures present in a normal cardiac cycle.

Drill and Practice

Often part of other materials, but can stand alone. They allow the learner to practice and develop fluency (Alessi and Trollop, 1985).

Pathology examinations (Univ. Utah)
A variety of pathology questions in an exam like format
Univ. Cincinnati College of Medicine courseware
A series of guided exercises in human anatomy using Shockwave for fast and attractive graphics. Increasingly difficult to use as the software slides further out of date.
Global Anatomy Home Page
A home-grown neuroanatomy and histology reference.


More complex. Take the role of instructor presenting information, guides the learner in initial aquisition, drill and sometimes evaluate performance. Imitate a situation to help teach (Alessi and Trollop, 1985).

Welcome to EnviroDx
Environmental medical case studies in an interactive fashion.
The Eye Simulator
An animated simulation to demonstrate eye motion and pupil response

Problem solving

Teaches the problem solving methodology (problem analysis, listing alternative solutions, selecting one alternative, implementing it, analyzing the result, and beginning the cycle again if the solution has not worked)

Finding the Path (Harvard University)
A Problem-based Guide to Diagnostic Imaging Strategies in the Emergency Room.

On demand performance support

Designed to allow learners to quickly learn or review concepts, techniques or procedures as needed.

eMedicine:online medical resource
A guide to pathophysiology, differentials, work-ups, treatment, medications, and follow up care. It is referenced, peer-reviewed, and there are quizzes in some of the modules.
A large site of links to information on the care of thousands of diseases and injuries
HyperTox is a hypertext program in Clinical Toxicology.

Other Medical Software And Links

Medical multimedia databases

Primarily an altas of endoscopic procedures.
The Whole Brain Atlas
An excellent set of images of normal and diseased brains using several imaging technologies.

CME sites

Online Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the Virtual Lecture Hall (VLH)
On-line lectures with PowerPoint slides, text, and audio for CME
Welcome to Cyberounds®
Series of case presentations some parts available for CME credit. Registration required (Free).

Computerized text books

Primer on Molecular Genetics (Department of Energy)
Primarily Text based introductions to current techniques in molecular genetics (a few animations at key points)
Digital Anatomist Interactive Atlases
Catalogs of digital atlases of Human anatomy.
WebPath: The Internet Pathology Laboratory
Another pathology site with images, lab exercises, examination questions, and tutorials.
Virtual Anaesthesia Textbook
Just as it says an online text book for anaesthetists.
Very nice site on early human development

Metasites (databases of instructional materials)

The Visible Human Project
A site from which many anatomy sites are derived.
An on-line magazine for medical students from Brazil (in English).
MedMark: Medical Bookmarks
A large medical meta-site with links to other meta-sites..

Instructional design sites

Instructional design defined

Other example links from the MEDAL presentation

Pediatrics Grand Rounds - http://www.pediatrics.wisc.edu/education/cme/grandrounds.html

UCLA Medical School - Asculation Assistant - http://www.med.ucla.edu/wilkes/index.htm

University of Cincinnati - Medware - http://www.med.uc.edu/medware2/Pract40/practmenu.htm

Finding the Path - Harvard - http://brighamrad.harvard.edu/education/online/ftp/FTP.html

Univ. of Utah EnviroDx - http://www.lib.med.utah.edu/envirodx/

From past events

Gateway Community College - Skull Bone Identification

University of Michigan Medical School - Cardiax

Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Webcast

Links from Educause Article on IT in Medical Education (not previously mentioned)

http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ECAR_so/erb/ERB0824.pdf (requires an Educause login).

Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, http://www.aahsl.org/

Association of American Medical Colleges, Group on Information Resources, http://www.aamc.org/members/gir/

MedEdPORTAL, http://www.aamc.org/mededportal

MedBiquitous, http://www.medbiq.org/index.html

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern McGaw Simulation Network, http://simulation.northwestern.edu/default.aspx

Society for Simulation in Healthcare, http://ssih.org/

Stanford University School of Medicine, Center for Immersive and Situation- Based Learning, http://cisl.stanford.edu/

Craig Gjerde's recommended links

http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/menu/otherMedEd.cfm Virginia Medical Education Links
http://www.pediatrics.wisc.edu/education/derm/ Slides [Master]
http://www.fmdrl.org/index.cfm ? FMDRL
http://www.merlot.org/Home.po MERLOT
http://www.aamc.org/mededportal -- Med EdPortal or

2008 References from Craig Gjerge


AAMC Report on Instructional Technology
Item-writing guide


Academic Medicine (Journal)
Family Medicine (teaching) journal Free
Teaching and Learning in Medicine (assess through library)
Med Ed Online
SGEA site--Teaching references


NBME testing
Survey Monkey On-line Survey Tool



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