Educational resources

A collection of my favorite and most useful educational resources. Some free, all worth attention.

Podcasts

The Curbsiders

(One of) the most popular internal medicine podcasts hosting experts from all medical specialities. Usually around 60 minutes long with introductory small talk that complements the whole package. Each episode comes with show notes and with learning objectives.

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The Clinical Problem Solvers

Enthusiastic project on clinical reasoning and formulating differential diagnosis. Produces schemas with approach and differential diagnoses of common presentations.

Case reports

Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital

The New England Journal of Medicine weekly case report series. Diagnostically challenging cases with spot on diagnostic reasoning and differential diagnostics.

The Human Diagnosis Project

Mobile app with tons of 2-minute cases waiting to be solved. For each case history, examinations and investigation findings are presented in steps so you can make and change your list of differential diagnoses.

Virtual Morning Report

Another project of Clinical Problem Solvers with live, daily virtual morning reports delivered via Zoom.

Books

Essential Med Notes (Toronto Notes)

Comprehensive review for USMLE and Canadian medical licensing exams. This is still my go-to review book after years of graduation. Covers all specialities in Medicine, Surgery and Primary care.

Pocket Medicine

The best pocket reference book for internal medicine densely packed with up-to-date knowledge. Despite quality of binding has declined over the years, content is still the best.

Online courses

Patient Safety Specialization

Series of online courses by Johns Hopkins University on quality improvement, organizational change, systems thinking, project planning and patient safety. Excellent programme developed by the team at Johns Hopkins featuring Peter Pronovost who implemented successful multicenter QI that virtually eliminated hospital acquired central line associated bloodstream infections.