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Helpful Websites for Faculty

The World Wide Web is full of informative sites that you may want to incorporate into your clinical and educational activities.

Assorted internet sites for the pediatric educator:

The resources listed below are provided as helpful sites to pediatric educators.
  • Careers in Medicine program from the AAMC
  • GeneralPediatrics.com
    • is a digital library designed for quick and easy use by pediatric health care providers and patients and families in their busy professional and personal lives. It provides a starting point for locating authoritative General Pediatrics web sites.  This is one of the most comprehensive listing of sites related to Pediatrics.

  • AAP Policy Statements

    • A helpful site to see what leaders in pediatric health care are recommending.

  • Bright Futures

    • Information on this site is based on published guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents.

  • Pediatric Critical Care Education

    • The site contains educational material in the form of PowerPoint presentations on topics that form a core curriculum for housestaff (medical students and residents) in the area of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. These presentations have been authored by members of the Resident Education Committee and are available for download to your computer/server.

  • KeepkidsHealthy.com

    • "A site for parents but great to help students address parent concerns."
      General medical sites containing extensive information on all specialty fields including pediatrics.

  • Medscape

    • offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and education tools. After a simple, one time, free registration, Medscape automatically delivers to you the specialty site that best fits your profile. You can also change your Medscape home page to any of our specialty and profession sites.

  • eMedicine

    • Comprehensive site for physicians with e-journal up to date reviews of all specialties, medical library, etc.

List-servs of interest to medical educators:

What is a list-serv? A list serv allows groups of people interested in the same topic to discuss topics via e-mail. Those in the list-serv receive notification of all posts the to the list serv and can respond. You must sign up for a list-serv and asked to be removed from the list to cancel the list-serv.
  • DR-ED Medical Education Mail List
    • Covers scholarly activity in medical education.
    • Discussion group on pediatric medical informatics
    • Provides a forum for discussions among APA members
  • Med-Ed
    • The AAMC has launched an electronic mail discussion group, or listserv, for developers and users of medical education software in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. This forum will allow a broad-based and swift exchange of ideas on courseware, authoring tools, and evaluation criteria and methods, along with other infrastructure and technical issues.

Specific medical literature searches engines

  • NLM Gateway
    • The NLM Gateway allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The current Gateway searches MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, MEDLINEplus, DIRLINE, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, Space Life Sciences Meetings, and HSRProj.

  • PubMed

    •  A service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

  • National Organization of Rare Diseases (NORD)

    • Search the largest database of understandable information on rare disorders. Over 1,100 diseases are included.

Miscellaneous sites

          NIH policy dated 9/17/01

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