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Free Medical Books & Study Guides – Scribd

Posted by medliorator on April 17, 2009

Scribd is a place where you publish, discover and discuss original writings and documents.  Medical students may find some tasty tidbits in this vast archive.

For example,

USMLE – BRS Pathology – Flash Cards


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Video Review of Pathology – DoctorsTube

Posted by medliorator on April 6, 2009

DoctorsTube – A large database of pathological states accompanied by video selections.

This collection is an excellent review tool for general pathology, and the added video component facilitates long-term retention.

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Continued Learning – Academic Earth

Posted by medliorator on April 4, 2009

Academic Earth – Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars

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Free USMLE QBank – WikiTestPrep

Posted by medliorator on April 2, 2009

WikiTestPrep – a free QBank for the USMLE Step 1 & Step 2 exams founded by students at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Registration is optional; free (no spam and no advertising); and enables you to avoid repeating questions, save your tests, flag interesting questions, and track your progress.

The database is still relatively small and recommended as a supplement to your commercial QBank.  WikiTestPrep relies on students to contribute questions which are subsequently revised and approved by the editorial board.

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Search the Medical Web – ScienceRoll

Posted by medliorator on March 31, 2009


ScienceRoll Medical Search

Scienceroll Medical Search is a personalized medical metasearch engine.  The aim is to create a useful, editable metasearch engine for the entire medical community.

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Spruce your CV with Free Fonts

Posted by medliorator on March 28, 2009

  • 1001 Free Fonts – free fonts for Windows and Macintosh organized categorically and alphabetically
  • Dafont – Comprehensive database with detailed categorical organization.  This is a good stop if you know what you’re looking for
  • Font Squirrel – Free fonts all with commercial-use licenses
  • – over 13,000 free fonts organized by category and user-rating
  • (Themed Fonts) – Free fonts from TV shows, movies, and brands
  • Urban Fonts – Free fonts organized categorically and by age.

via Lifehacker

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Fast Facts for Medical Basics: Access Medicine Quick Answers

Posted by medliorator on March 16, 2009

For fast answers to medical quandaries, bookmark AccessMedicine’s Quick Answer search.

Tapeworm Infection, Beef
Topics Discussed: taenia saginata infection

  • Generally asymptomatic
  • Abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal symptoms may be present
  • Eosinophilia common

AccessMedicine Quick Answers [McGraw-Hill]

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PubMed for Mobile Devices

Posted by medliorator on March 13, 2009

bookmark this slim PubMed interface on your mobile device for on-the-go literature searches.

Also available:

  • PICOPatient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome search
  • askMEDLINE – free-text, natural language search
  • Disease Associations – Search case reports for disease associations

PubMed for Handhelds [National Library of Medicine]

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ECG Guide for iPhone

Posted by medliorator on February 11, 2009

The ECG Guide is an impressively detailed ECG reference for the iPhone and iPod touch. For $4.99, it features sections on ECG basics (such as the function of the ECG and positioning); ECG interpretation; waves and segements; chamber enlargement; ischemic and infarction; arrythmias; and a selection on miscellaneous clinical conditions such as hypothermia, dextrocardia, and brugada syndrome. The ECG Guide also features 100 high-resolution ECG examples and a quiz. (The text and sample ECGs rotate to landscape mode and are easily visible when you zoom in.)

Notable New iPhone Medical Apps: ECG Guide and Safe OR [Healthline]

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Make a Custom PDF Calendar

Posted by medliorator on February 6, 2009

This PDF calendar creator displays 12 weeks on a single page, but you can customize it to display however many weeks you want.

  • Month on one page, one year on one page, and N-weeks on one page formats (12 weeks on a page, 52 weeks on 1 page, up to 104 weeks on a single page!)
  • Start calendar on almost any day
  • Specify what day should be in leftmost column (i.e. week starts with Sunday, or starts with Monday European style)
  • Optional title display
  • Display days with or without borders
  • Custom color and font size of day numbers
  • Custom line width
  • Custom shading display with custom shading color
  • Letter / A size, legal, tabloid / B size, C size, D size, E size, A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, and A7 page sizes
  • Portait or Landscape page orientation

When instructing patients to monitor their health, this tool becomes especially useful.  Print this simple, 1-page diary and increase the chance of a complete HPI on f/u.

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