practical answers to practical questions for the medical trainee
Resources and references
Because there’s more to the Internet than UpToDate…
Clinical Correlations is a peer-reviewed treasure trove run by the NYU School of Medicine. It’s awesome! I aspire to be like them. Check it out.
E(B)M: an emergency medicine residency blog that has great cases and great learning
This is more than just a blog: Life in the Fast Lane is a well-curated, thoughtful website with hundreds of case examples and real-life ECGs for practicing interpretation
tldr;pharmacy does for pharmacy what I aspire to do for medicine. The articles are no-nonsense, engaging, and immediately applicable.
Download Wiki Journal Club : excellent, concise summaries of major papers. You can access the talking points for hundreds of studies on your smartphone on rounds and look like a superstar
2-Minute Medicine is a shortlist of the latest breakthroughs in medicine, and subscribing to their daily email gives you something fun to wake up to (if you’re weird like me)
Also sign up for NEJM Journal Watch, which is like “morning headlines” of internal medicine. It’s a great way to stay abreast of all the new literature coming out and get a 1-2 line editorial from someone who knows what they’re talking about.
I recently went through the Society of Hospital Medicine learning modules. By signing up for a free account, you get access to 20+ v. good modules on topics that EVERY inpatient medicine provider will deal with at some point, written by hospitalists, with multiple choice practice questions.