OnLine Graduate & Continuing Medical Education

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education calls upon physicians to "use information technology to manage information, access on-line medical information; and support their own education." This site is intended as a web portal to assist doctors in meeting this standard.

Online Continuing Medical Education
  1. How to Find Online CME
  2. Online CME Sites -- links to more than 220 Online CME sites offering more than 11000 courses and more than 19000 hours of CME credit

  3. Immunology Google Search -- Over 86 million sites
  4. On-Line Immunology Courses -- Google's listings for more than 4 million sites

  5. Yahoo! Directory: Internal Medicine -- Journals and links in a wide range of areas and specializations
  6. Online CME: Internal Medicine Courses -- Over 60 pertinent courses and numerous cases

  7. ResidentNet: Surgical Residents' Training Home Page -- Excellent and well developed resouce site
  8. Google Directory: General Surgery -- Numerous links in a wide range of areas and specializations
  9. Online CME: Surgery Courses -- 25 courses, and numerous cases, with more available related to aspects of surgery

  10. Learning Radiology.Com -- "a non-commercial site aimed primarily at medical students and radiology residents-in-training, containing PowerPoint lectures, handouts, images, Cases of the Week, archives of case quizzes, flashcards of differential diagnoses and “most commons” lists, primarily in the areas of chest, GI, cardiac, and bone radiology."
  11. Google Directory: Radiology -- An extensive array of links and journals related to radiology
  12. Online CME: Radiology/Imaging Courses -- Over 90 courses available, and numerous cases

  13. Online Continuing Education for Nurses -- Over 50 courses, many also appropriate for doctors
  14. Medscape CME Center -- from WebMD, "free, continuously updated continuing education activities for physicians and other health professionals. These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and have been developed by ACCME-accredited organizations."
  15. Stanford’s SKOLAR MD Continuing Medical Education -- Designated as AMA PRA Category 1, this program provides material reviewed by panels drawn from the Stanford School of Medicine who help to oversee content. Current subscription fee is $410 per year.
  16. Yahoo Directory: Medicine -- Numerous specialties with related links

    Graduate Medical Education & Residents' Resources

  17. ACGME General Competencies With Links -- Also with sites illustrating how the competencies may be assessed, this page illustrates the strength of the Internet in broadening knowledge. Each Core Standard, and most key phrases have links to illustrative web sites.

  18. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Outcome Project -- Rich and useful site on competencies and performance assessment
  19. Links Related to ACGME's Outcome Projects
  20. Medical Interviewing Skills
  21. Essentials of Patient Care
  22. Patient Management -- Links to help in developing the best patient management plans
  23. Patient Education -- Refer your patients to these websites, in keeping with Patient Care standard of ACGME General Competencies
  24. Physician's Guide to the Internet
  25. Medical Ethics
  26. Decisions in Imaging Economics: Special Projects in Integrating Medical Technology -- from an online version of a leading Journal focusing on the "increasingly complex economic challenges of providing quality imaging in both the inpatient and outpatient settings."
  27. ECRI -- a nonprofit health services research agency focusing on healthcare technology, healthcare risk and quality management, and healthcare environmental management.
  28. Cost-Effective Health Care Via Advanced Practice Nurses
  29. Education for Physicians on End-of-life Care -- Fundamental skills in communication, ethical decision-making, palliative care, psychosocial considerations, and pain and symptom management.
  30. Communicating Bad News -- A six-step AMA recommended process for informing patients and families of findings in terminal cases
  31. Google Directory: Online Continuing Medical Education -- extensive array of useful links

  32. The Center for Medical Education
  33. Medical Network's MedConnect -- An online hub for physicians and other health care professionals
  34. MedConnects CME/CE Center
  35. Grand Rounds Online -- Grand Rounds Online is an innovative program in which physicians can view and listen to actual medical grand rounds lectures via the Internet.
  36. Medical Journals and National Organizations
  37. USA Hospitals on the World Wide Web -- To search for resources or openings
  38. Medical Topic Links from Universities -- covering Radiology, Surgery, and many other topics
  39. Helpful Links -- From a database of free medical mnemonics
  40. Sites on Nephrology -- Numerous site links
  41. The Visible Human Project
  42. ePocrates Headlines -- Software for looking up drugs, side effects, and interactive effects that instantly informs the physician of interactions on up to 30 drugs and alternative medicines at a time
  43. SuccessTypes for Medical Students -- Dedicated to Your Academic Success
  44. Study Guides and Strategies -- Extensive array of helps for the information overload of graduate studies
  45. Medical English Resources -- for non-native speakers
  46. Medscape Med Students -- "Medscape Med Students publishes daily news and original features including Articles, Conference Reports, Journal Scans, MEDLINE Abstract Collections, and In Focus."
  47. The Student Doctor Network Medical Education Database
  48. Physician's Guide to the Internet -- Many useful sites, including starting and running a practice

    Medical Education Teaching Resources

  49. The Residents' Teaching Skills Website -- "Resident physicians in all specialties serve as important teachers for their peers and junior learners. Data indicate that resident physicians provide a large percentage of all teaching that medical students receive. Through the AAMC's GME Section, multidisciplinary faculty across the country are collaborating to develop this Web site as an online resource for resident teachers."
  50. The Effect of the Information Revolution on American Medical Schools -- Suggests need to educate residents to deal with unpredictable and complex situation
  51. Links with Evidence-Based Medicine and Health Promotion
  52. Teaching Methods: Web Resources
  53. Abstracts of Cochrane Reviews of Medical Topics
  54. Alternative Systems of Medical Practice: Internet Resources -- Many patients are led to alternative medical therapies, in part because of more personal attention than HMO-regulated doctors can give. Proven mind-body connections suggest residents both need to learn more about and to be tolerant toward many of these alternative treatments.
  55. Medical Case Studies for Teaching & Learning
  56. Evidence-Based Medicine: A New Approach to Teaching the Practice of Medicine -- "Evidence-based medicine requires new skills of the physician, including efficient literature-searching, and the application of formal rules of evidence in evaluating the clinical literature."

    Chad C. Osborne, EdD

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