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Aids
The Body: An AIDS and HIV Information Resource

Anatomy
Digital Anatomist Interactive Atlases - Using MRI scans and  most importantly computer reconstructions of organs based on cryosections, this site offers a different perspective of the organs you see in the dissection room. In addition, you are interactively quizzed on anatomy, and are provided feedback throughout your  visit.
Digital Slice of Life - atlas.
Eye Simulation - shows how eye motion changes with pathology of the eye muscles and cranial nerves and what to look for during a standard neurological eye exam. Requires Shockwave,  which is available for download from site.
Gray?s Online Atlas of Human Anatomy  
Martindale's Health Science Guide: Anatomy & Histology Center - interactive tutorials.
Muscles in Action  - a multimedia interactive HTML document which will help medical students learn the muscle actions of the human body.
NetAnatomy covers both cross-sectional and radiographic anatomy.
Structure of the Human Body - includes extensive list of resources, including quizzes, master muscle lists, practice exams and the LUMEN Dissector, which uses cross-sections from the Visible Human project.

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Anesthesiology
Acid-Base Balance: a Tutorial

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Basic Sciences
All the Virology on the WWW - Course Notes
Big Picture Book of Viruses
Martindale's Health Science Guide - basic sciences.
Tutorial in Uses of Web Tools in Molecular Biology  How to retrieve a gene sequence or a family of gene sequences,  How to construct a family of aligned protein sequences,  How to display the 3-dimensional structure of a protein.

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Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
National Center for Biotechnology Informtion: A Science Primer
National Human Genome Research Institute - Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms
NetBiochem - covers basic concepts in biochemistry.

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Cancer
cancer.gov -  contains PDQ, peer-reviewed statements on treatment, supportive care, prevention, and screening, as well as anti-cancer drugs; a registry of clinical trials; information on research and research funding; and directories of physicians and organizations that provide cancer care.
Oncolink - from the University of Pennsylvania, a extensive multi-media site for professionals and patients.

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Cardiology
Cardiovascular Pathology Index - Coordinated by staff from the University of Utah, this on-line electronic course in pathology is designed to assist students in the health sciences learning about the pathologic basis of disease and provide continuing education to health care workers. The images, text, and examination questions cover all subject areas on the Pathology section of the USMLE Part I.
ECG Learning Center   Step-by-step tutorial about ECG interpretation.  Contains many images to illustrate key concepts as well as quizzing.

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Clinical Cases/Simulated Patients
Case Studies in Endocrine Disorders
Cyberpatient Simulator - highly interactive patient-care simulators are designed to help clinicians practice their skills (ACLS, Blood Gases, Cardiac Arrest, EKGs etc.)
EnviroDX on the Web
- a case-focused, computer-based learning program on environmental-related diseases.
MD Consult  - provides a Case of the Week, poses questions about that particular clinical scenario, and provides links to the relevant literature.  P
Medscape - For practitioners, the "Exam Room" is an interactive diagnostic challenge which evaluates user responses to the condition presented. Self-assessment features including Interactive Case Challenges, and more.

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Diagnosis
DXplain N - a diagnostic decision support program designed at MGH/Harvard Medical School to provide quick, easy access to a large database of signs and symptoms of different diagnoses,  and to supply plausible explanations for a given set of signs and symptoms.

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Embryology
U Penn's Basic Embryology Review Program Follow the course of the embryo as it develops into a child.  Can be viewed as pictures, with descriptions, or as a movie
Visembryo - the visible embryo spiral represents the 23 stages occurring in the first trimester of pregnancy and every two weeks of the second and third trimesters.

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Emergency Medicine
The Emergency Medicine and Primary Care Home Page by EMBBS - EKG Cases, Academic Emergency Medicine pearls, Challenging Clinical Cases, Physician E-Mail addresses, Best Picks of the Medical Web, Orthopedics.The Web Interesting Case Conference

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Family Medicine, Internal Medicine & Primary Care
Diabetes Mellitus Mini-tutorial - from WebPath. A tutorial on the complications of type 1 diabetes with many images.
G.I. Page

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Gynecology/Obstetrics
Breast Tutorial
Endometriosis Multimedia
Gynecologic Oncology Tutorials
MedLinks OB/GYN Cases

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Histology
Histology World  - includes games/puzzles, questions, links, and mnemonics
Interactive Atlas of Histology - image based interactive program contains 700 high quality photomicrographs. The atlas portion is supplemented by an examination section of chapter, unit and final examination questions.
JayDoc HistoWeb - a histology atlas that corresponds with the laboratory exercises of the Cell & Tissue Biology course of the School of Medicine of the University of Kansas. The HistoCD provides  succinct explanations of the tissues to guide the first-year medical student in the use of the microscope
Loyloa?s Histology Site -

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Images
HEAL - Health Education Assets Library is a national web-based repository of multimedia health education resources, including videos, audios, and images. It is a multi-institutional, collaborative project funded by the National Science Digital Library initiative of the National Science Foundation. Major contributors include UCLA, the National Library of Medicine, and the AAMC. The primary goal of HEAL is to improve access to teaching resources for health sciences educators.

 

Microbiology
Medical Microbiology: Neal Chamberlain's Look at Microbes! - Computerized Teaching Materials Used in Infectious Diseases Course at KCOM.

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Neurosciences
Neuroscience Tutorial - this illustrated guide to basics of clinical neuroscience offers quizzing opportunities.

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Ophthalmology
Eye Simulation

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Orthopedics
WorldOrtho - case studies, quizzes, board review and other teaching resources, journals, conferences, mail lists, newsgroups

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Pathology
Lung Cancer and Related Topics: A Multidisciplinary Database: Case Studies
Pathology Case Database at Pittsburgh
Virtual Autopsy - a virtual tour of seven autopsies. Each case contains nearly a dozen detailed color images of  key parts (including tissues) of the human anatomy with hyperlinks to further information. Cause of Death is a self-assessment quiz students may take after "performing" each autopsy
WebPath: The Internet Pathology Laboratory - this electronic resource includes over 1900 images along with text, tutorials, and laboratory exercises that demonstrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings associated with human disease conditions

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Pediatrics
GENERAL PEDIATRIC CORE CURRICULUM
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - includes a Rare Case Registry, an Evidence Based Journal Club, a Pediatric Critical Care Textbook, a Mechanical Ventilator Simulator (BS).

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Pulmonary
Loyola?s Pulmonary Medicine Lessons for Medical Students - Online tutorials regarding pathology, physiology, and microbiology, as pertinent to the pulmonary system.
Lung Sounds - Great site where you can hear breath sounds, both normal and abnormal.

 

Radiology
AuntMinnie Radiology features the latest news and information about medical imaging, reference resources, interactive board review-type questions, cases, and quizzes.
BrighamRAD Home Page - From the Brigham and Women's Hospital radiology department, in affiliation with the Harvard Medical School.  Teaching Cases: 125 cases. Finding-the-path: 50 ED patient presentations with an interactive format to select the appropriate diagnostic workup for the patient. Surgical Planning Lab Case of the Month: neurosurgical cases with 3D images. Atlases.
Learning Radiology.com was developed by the William Herring, MD at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Phila.
W Radiology Main Online Teaching File
WebRadiologist - This site is created by two PCOM students, Stefan Franciosa and John DiMuro, as "an ongoing compilation of both images and text which can serve the viewer as a daily tutorial, quick reference guide, and as a form of self-assessment."

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Respiratory Medicine
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Teaching Module (Loyola University)
Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases Teaching Module (Stanford University)
Interactive Respiratory Physiology
R.A.L.E. Repository - Digital respiratory audio files. Sounds were recorded from healthy children and adults and from patients with respiratory diseases. A sound card and RealAudio Player are required
Virtual Hospital: Adult Pulmonary Core Curriculum
Virtual Hospital: Upper Airway Problems in Children

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Sensory System
Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World - a series of articles explaining the human senses and how they link to, and communicate with, the brain.

 

Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine Turorial: Knee Injuries

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March 1, 2007

 

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