Useful Sites for Medical Students and Physician Assistants

Part of the medical education process is learning how to find information across the web. Computers are not everyday components of the modern day medical professional’s arsenal.

Here are a few that brainblogger suggest:

  • Omni Medical Search – this search engine is dedicated to gathering information from some of the top medical professional web sites. The information that is provided by the search engine is basically from peer level sources. If you are also looking for some of the hard to find medical resources, this search engine has the perfect answer for you.
  • MedNet – the metasearch engine is dedicated to providing med students with all the information relating to journals, associations and new sources among others.
  • Hardin MD – as a University of Lowa sponsored website, Hardin MD provides users with the option of searching for general health topics and disease based on their alphabetical order. Users can also get access to a number of online articles and photos related to their disease search.
  • Healthline – the search engine allows the user to conduct searches on some of the best health sites available on the internet. Ultimately, it helps to reduce the time spent on the internet researching.

I would also recommend checking out the following: blogs suggest visiting OnlineMedEd for the following reasons:

This site was founded by Dr. Dustyn Williams and is edited by a staff of doctors and other medical professionals,which shows that these people are dedicated to medical education to help promote easier learning and make knowledge easily accessible to medical students, with a focus on clinical content and step 2 and 3. Dr. Williams notes that “

I personally found this site helpful during my education and I think you will too. The following explains the purpose of the onlinemeded site:

The site is extensive and includes freely accessible videos covering specialties like Trauma, Pediatrics, Nephrology, Endocrinology, and Infectious Disease and an Intern Content section with subjects such as certain diseases and conditions (renal failure, congestive heart failure), patient parameters (like electrolytes) and specific signs and symptoms (such as delirium, weakness or hemoptysis). Those who subscribe will also gain access to sections on Clinical Case Studies and the Question Bank. The website also underwent a recent overhaul and features a modern, user-friendly design (along with compatibility with mobile web use maintained from the original site). Overall, this is a great site for assimilating the knowledge gathered in the first four years of med school.