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General resources for all years

Page history last edited by Peter Gayed 12 years, 6 months ago

About

 

The Yale Medical Review is a central site for Yale medical students to list and collect the most useful resources on the web by class and school year. Each listing includes a description and a link to a useful e-resource.

 

We look forward to this collaborative project.

 


Updates

 

02.23.2009 A few more resources added to the Histology and Anatomy sections. Newly created Microbiology and Neurology sections added to Resources for Year Two. Happy studying!

 

11.21.2008 Section for second-year curriculum added. Link to free online version of Dubin's Rapid Interpretation included!

 

10.28.2008 A few editor's picks added. Dead links have been struckthrough.

 

02.13.2008 Tons of neuro resources added! Also, new posts should go directly to the Submissions Page (due to new formatting and coding changes). Or email peter.gayed@yale.edu directly and I will add your resource! Feel free, however, to continue to comment and add descriptions to each resource.

 

12.30.2007 I've reorganized the wiki and have included all resources on a single web page. All the links still work, so don't worry! Enjoy and happy studying!

 

11.15.2007 In an effort to make submitting to the wiki as easy as possible, the Yale Med Review now has a Submissions Page. Please post your listings here.

Table of Contents for this Wiki:

 editor's picks
strikethrough denotes that the site is no longer available

 

 

General resources for all years

 


Web Reference


Title of resource:

AccessMedicine (from McGraw-Hill)

 

Submitted by:

Peter Gayed, YSM I, on 20 October 2007

 

Description:

AccessMedicine is undoubtedly the best resource I have come across thus far. It's a meta-search engine, which means that it searches several reputable books at once. The search results page is organized wonderfully: each hit lists the title of the subsection in which the search phrase is found, as well as the section, chapter, and book title.

 

An AccessMedicine search of "Wilson's disease," for example, results in 22 hits from over 10 books, including the following:

 

  • Harrison's Internal Medicine
  • Lichtman's Atlas of Hematology
  • Adams and Victor's Neurology
  • Lange Neurology
  • Lange Biochemistry
  • Lange Ophthalmology
  • Lange Pharmacology

 

For each search query, AccessMedicine also generates a list of related topics and subtopics (listed to the left of the main search results--see screen shot below). It also produces an image search with every query (just like Google).

 

Without a doubt, this is the quickest way I retrieve good information. And when AccessMedicine is supplemented with PubMed's eBook library, you'll be on your way to fame the likes of which only Jim Jamieson has known.

 

I've included a screen shot of the search results page below.

 

 


Title of resource:

NCBI's Bookshelf ("eBooks on PubMed")

 

Submitted by:

Peter Gayed, YSM I, on 20 October 2007

 

Description:

The NCBI Bookshelf is the source of the "Free Online Books" below. (Generously submitted by Adam Kaufman and Aaron Feinstein.) The main page of the NCBI Bookshelf site allows you to perform meta-searches: a single phrase will generate hits from the multiple canonical texts of the biomedical sciences.

 

A search of "inclusion cell disease," for example, retrieves several book titles. (See screen shot below.) The only aggravation is that the main search page lists the book and the number of times the search phrase is mentioned, instead of simply listing the sentence in which the phrase was found (as a means of "previewing" it). If anyone can figure out how to get around this, post it here!

 


Title of resource:

UpToDate

 

Submitted by:

Aaron Feinstein, YSM I, on 3 October 2007

 

Description:

A fantastic, comprehensive, expensive (VPN/Yale connection necessary), useful reference. UpToDate provides succinct summaries of diseases (including general info, causes, clinical presentation, treatments, differentials, patient educaiton etc.) with references to the most up-to-date peer-reviewed evidence available. This is Wikipedia for professionals. For first-year students, UpToDate will be most useful for the conference sections of physiology and biochemistry.

 


Title of resource:

Words by William Whitaker

 

Submitted by:

Ryan Blum, YSM I, on 4 October 2007

 

Description:

How much easier is anatomy if you know what these things mean? Even if you haven't had 6 years of college Latin like John Gilbert has, you can still be in the know with a simple online Latin dictionary. Greek anyone?

 


Title of resource:

Online Medical Dictionary

 

Submitted by:

Josh Motelow, YSM I, on 9 October 2007

 

Description:

My online medical dictionary of choice.

 


Title of resource:

Pathways - Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG)

 

Submitted by:

Aaron Feinstein, YSM I, on 25 November 2007

 

Description:

This site has VERY detailed pathways for metabolism, genetics, signaling, cellular processes, diseases and drug development.  It is certainly not intended for studying due to the poor graphics, but offers the ability to click a component on the pathway to see a page of information on that particular substance such as functionality in other pathways, molecular structure etc.  Good for research perhaps?

 


Title of resource:

Medical Video Repository: Educational Videos for Medical Students and Doctors

 

Submitted by:

Nupur Garg, YSM I, on 30 November 2007

 

Description:

Collection of lectures of professors/experts teaching different things that pertain to Medicine. Times of videos range from 10 minutes to more than an hour.

 
Topics (number of videos):
 
Heart Embryology (particularly good):


Title of resource:

MedicalMnemonics.com

 

Submitted by:

Peter Gayed, YSM II, 27 August 2008

 

Description:

An incredible database of mnemonics submitted by medical students from across the country. Before coming up with your own, see if there's one already on here that you like! Search any keyword and get a great selection. Some even include diagrams.

 


Title of resource:

MDConsult.com

 

Submitted by:

Joshua Motelow, YSM II, 14 February 2009

 

Description:

When you're all growns up, begin using MDConsult to find info. Many canonical texts of the medical field are provided in full, digital form. However, institutional access is required.

 


Free Online Books


Title of resource:

Alberts - Molecular Biology of the Cell 

Lodish - Molecular Cell Biology

Stryer - Biochemistry

Janeway - Immunobiology

Robbins - Pathology

 

Submitted by:

Aaron Feinstein and Adam Kaufman, YSM I, on 9 October 2007

 

Description:

Everyone's favorite books online, for free. Why pay for paper? Save a tree.


 

 


Purchasing books


Title of resource:

Amazon Prime

 

Submitted by:

Peter Gayed, YSM II, on 27 August 2008

 

Description:

A $79 per year subscription allows you and four of your friends ($16 per person) to get free two-day shipping on most every textbook. The books that qualify for Amazon Prime are brand new and, with the free shipping, almost always cost less than buying from the bookstore on campus. Highly recommended.


Title of resource:

CheapestTextBooks.com

 

Submitted by:

Joshua Motelow, YSM2011+ on 16 September 2008

 

Description:

Searches used and new textbook sites for cheapest price. Not sure if its comprehensive but very solid.

 

 

 

 

Resources for Year One

 


Anatomy


Title of resource:

Student's Guide to the Pelvis and Perineum

 

Submitted by:

Aaron Feinstein, YSM I, on 5 November 2007

 

Description:

Animation with voice-over explaining the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum, plus a "make-your-own" feature where you have to put the anatomical structures in the correct place.

 


Title of resource:

Lower (and Upper) Extremity Muscle Atlas

 

Description:

A helpful tool for learning the anatomy of both lower and upper extremities. Each illustration depicts a single muscle and is accompanied by a table which includes information about origin, insertion, innervtion, and action of the muscle! Excellent resource for limb workshops and limb labs.

 

Submitted by:

Kofi-Buaku Atsina, YSM I, on 13 November 2007

 

 


Title of resource:

Medical Gross Anatomy Learning Modules (UMich)

 

Description:

Short tutorials that provide a high-yield and memorable review of the most difficult concepts in anatomy. Each page of the tutorial is followed by a question prompt which assesses the most basic comprehension. A good introduction or review of material. Tutorials on the nervous system are especially helpful.

 

The following topics are covered (the links below are not active):

01. Anatomical orientation

02. Introduction to the nervous system

03. Spinal cord & spinal nerve

04. Movements of the upper limb

05. Movements of the lower limbs

06. Introduction to joints

07. Introduction to the autonomic nervous system, part 1

08. Introduction to the autonomic nervous system, part 2

09. Autonomic NS

10. Autonomics of the thorax

11. Abdominal viscera basics

12. Gut development

13. Autonomics of the abdomen

14. Autonomics of the pelvis

15. Cranial nerves

16. Autonomics of the head & neck

 

Submitted by:

Peter Gayed, YSM I, on 16 November 2007

 

 


 

 

Title of resource:

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

 

Submitted by:

Joshua Motelow, YSM I, on 06 January 2008

 

Description:

Courtesy of Marko. Great videos which walk you through actual dissections.

 


Title of resource:

Muscles of the Thenar and Hypothenar Eminence

 

Submitted by:

Aaron Feinstein, YSM I, on 18 February 2008

 

Description:

Flash animations and real videos of the muscles of the hand from a student at U Chicago.

 


Title of resource:

Loyola Anatomy

 

Submitted by:

Aaron Feinstein, YSM II, on 23 November 2008

 

Description:

This site seems to have a lot of great features.  The cross-sectional anatomy makes it really easy to go from anatomic slice to CT to MRI - a worthy way to see the differences in radiological technique.  I have not used the flash cards or questions but these will probably prove useful.

 


 

Histology


Title of resource:

Histology lectures from Vitaly Stepensky

 

Submitted by:

Peter Gayed, YSM I, on 2 October 2007

 

Description:

To access the lectures, click on the link above. (The web site does not support the Safari browser.) In the pulldown menu of the upper-right corner, select "Teaching". The following lecture slides are posted:

 

  1. Microscopy
  2. Epithelia & Blood
  3. Connective Tissue, Cartilage & Bone
  4. Nervous System
  5. Muscle and Vasculature
  6. Immune System
  7. Exocrine and Endocrine System
  8. Digestive System
  9. Respiratory and Urinary Systems
  10. Male and Female Reproductive Systems
  11. Integument and Sensory Orgrans

 

I took this course as an undergraduate at Illinois. Vitaly Stepensky is an MD/PhD student at Illinois whose goal was to create an undergradaute histology course that closely mirrored a medical school histology course. His lectures contain excellent figures (very often from Wheater's Histology) and useful schematics for organizing the cells and tissues of the body. For example, he suggests that students ask three questions when trying to classify epithelia: 1) how many layers? 2) what is the shape? 3) what are the specializations, if any? The lectures are detailed enough to follow without a text if you have a strong background in cell biology.

 


Title of resource:

The Annotated Virtual Laboratory of the University of Iowa

 

Submitted by:

Peter Gayed, YSM I, on 24 October 2007

 

Description:

The Annotated Virtual Laboratory of the University of Iowa has twenty different histology lessons covering the following topics:

 

  • THE CELL
  • EPITHELIUM LAB
  • CARTILAGE
  • CONNECTIVE TISSUE LAB
  • BONE AND BONE FORMATION
  • NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • EYE AND ASSOCIATED STRUCTURES
  • EAR
  • INTEGUMENT
  • MUSCLE
  • CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
  • RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
  • LYMPHOID SYSTEM
  • BLOOD AND HEMATOPOIESIS
  • URINARY SYSTEM
  • DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
  • ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
  • FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
  • MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
  • ORAL CAVITY (For Dental Students)

 

It is an amazing site with great annotation on every single virtual slide. The best thing about the site, however, is that it directs you to specific cells and tissues with the simple click of a button. Check out the screen shot below where I've clicked on button 'F' to reveal the periosteum, osteocytes, and calcified cartilage!

 

 

 

 


Title of resource:

Loyola University Medical Education Network (LUMEN) Histology

 

Submitted by:

Peter Gayed, YSM I, on 24 October 2007

 

Description:

Over 22 lessons in histology covering the various tissue types. The lessons are not as good as the Iowa Histology site, but each lesson has not one but two histology practical quizzes to test your skills in identification. This is the most useful component of the site.

 


 

Title of resource:

Commonly Confused Histo (Boston U)

 

Submitted by:

Aaron Feinstein, YSM II, on 11 December 2008

 

Description:

Histology can get confusing.  This is an excellent webpage that lays out the most commonly confused images side-by-side with explanations.  Fantastic!!

 


Cell Biology


Title of resource:

Molecular Cell Biology by Lodish 5e

 

Submitted by:

Josh Motelow, YSM I, on 9 October 2007

 

Description:

A bunch of animations, videos, test questions from 5e of Lodish. Animations are either narrated or have step-by-step images with detailed figure legends. Great way to sit back, relax, and enjoy some secondary messenger pathways. Doesn't have full text (free 4th edition available below), but excellent if you can't stand to read another page.

 


Biochemistry


Title of resource:

Biochem Pathways

 

Submitted by:

Henry Park, YSM I, on 21 October 2007

 

Description:

Concise step-by-step rundowns of metabolic pathways (i.e. glycolysis, TCA cycle, gluconeogenesis, etc.)

 


Physiology

 


Title of resource:

ECG Learning Center (UTAH - School of Medicine)

 

Submitted by:

Lilangi Ediriwickrema, YSM I, on 9, December 2007

 

 

Description:

TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. The Standard 12 Lead ECG
II. A "Method of ECG Interpretation
III. Characteristics of the Normal ECG
IV. ECG Measurement Abnormalities
V. ECG Rhythm Abnormalities
VI. ECG Conduction Abnormalities
VII. Atrial Enlargement
VIII. Ventricular Hypertrophy
IX. Myocardial Infarction
X. ST Segment Abnormalities
XI. T Wave Abnormalities
XII. U Wave Abnormalities

  


Title of resource:

Essential Study Partner

 

Submitted by:

Leonard Edokpolo, YSM I, on 7 January 2008

 

Description:

This site contains a number of animations for all the organ systems that are covered in the physiology course and it makes the concepts easier to visualize, while making them even more fun to study.

  


Title of resource:

Menstrual cycle: follicular development (McGill)

 

Submitted by:

Peter Gayed, YSM I, on 28 May 2008

 

Description:

Brief overview of the cellular phases of the developing oocyte, from primary oocyte to corpus albicans, including histological slides.

 

 



Pre Clinical Clerkship


Title of resource:

Bates Guide to Physical Exam (videos)

 

Submitted by:

Aaron Feinstein, YSM I, on 10 January 2008

 

Description:

Movie demos of the physical exam.

 


Title of resource:

Auscultation Assistant (Heart Murmurs & Breath Sounds -- UCLA MED)

 

Submitted by:

Lilangi Ediriwickrema, YSM I, on 06, February 2008.

 

Description:

Written descriptions and sound clips!


Title of resource:

Heart sounds and cardiac arrhythmias

 

Submitted by:

Peter Gayed, YSM II, 27 August 2008

 

Description:

Flash-based site with numerous animations and great sound quality. Sounds are synced up well with the animations. (That is, no sound or frame delays.)

 

 


Neuroanatomy and science


Title of resource:

Sylvius Visual Glossary

 

Submitted by:

Lara Rosenbaum, YSM I, Feb 2008

 


Title of resource:

Neuroanatomy Tutorial, Labelled Images

 

Submitted by:

Christopher Bartley, YSM I, Feb 2008

 


Title of resource:

Atlas of the Brainstem (Dartmouth)

 

Submitted by:

The Class of 2010, Feb 2008

 


Title of resource:

Neuroexams from Blumenfeld

 

Submitted by:

The Class of 2010, Feb 2008

 


Title of resource:

Digital Anatomist Project (U of Wash)

 

Submitted by:

The Class of 2010, Feb 2008

 


Title of resource:

Practice Neuro Exams (Brown)

 

Submitted by:

The Class of 2010, Feb 2008

 


Title of resource:

Neuroscience audiotutorials (Indiana U)

 

Submitted by:

The Class of 2010, Feb 2008

 


Title of resource:

Neuroanatomy sectional atlas (Temple U)

 

Submitted by:

The Class of 2010, Feb 2008

 


Title of resource:

The Clinical Neuroexam

 

Submitted by:

Kesi Chen, YSM I, Feb 2008

 

 


Title of resource:

The Whole Brain Atlas (Harvard)

 

Submitted by:

Joshua Motelow, YSM 1, April 2008

 

Description:

All sorts of good stuff for both normal and diseased brains. Lots of neuroimaging.


Title of resource:

MRI Atlas (Florida)

 

Submitted by:

Joshua Motelow, YSM 1, April 2008

 

Description:

Navigate through the whole brain in 3 dimensions.


Title of resource:

Neuroscience Tutorial (WashU)

 

Submitted by:

Peter Gayed, YSM II, 27 August 2008

 

Description:

Clear, non-complicated tutorials on some of the more difficult pathways in neuroscience. Great diagrams.


Title of resource:

The Brain from Top to Bottom (Canadian Inst. of Neuroscience)

 

Submitted by:

Peter Gayed, YSM II, 27 August 2008

 

Description:

An impressive web course on neuroscience at the molecular, cellular, neurological, psychological, and social level. Quite literally, this web site presents each topic under these five rubrics. A good site for students with extra time and a serious interest in neuroscience. Not the best site to learn for your exams, but a good site to splash in.

 

Resources for year two

 


Cardiovascular system


Title of resource:

Rapid Interpretation of EKGs (author Dubin)

 

Submitted by:

Kristel Carrington, Aaron Feinstein, YSM II on 10 September 2008

 

Description:

An awesome EKG book, freely available online. Check it out!


 


Microbiology


Title of resource:

Parasite Image Library (CDC)

 

Submitted by:

Aaron Feinstein, YSM II, on 12 December 2008

 

Description:

Lots of pictures of disgusting parasites.  Eww.

 


 


Neurology


Title of resource:

Neuro Teaching Videos (Wright State)

 

Submitted by:

Peter Gayed, YSM II, on 23 February 2009

 

Description:

Ever seen a patient with cerebellar injury perform a Romberg test? This impressive site collects video clips of patients with various neurological disorders performing the neurological exam. The site is extensively indexed so that students can search for specific tests/findings in specific neuro disorders. (Screen shot of video clip below.) Registration required but free. Highly recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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