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Friday, July 2, 2010

Open Access Medical Curriculum Content: Sharing in Health

Yesterday I met an inspiring family medicine resident who, along with colleagues, has created an open access website to support medical education: 
In addition to their Canadian site, there are a growing number of open access projects dedicating to sharing health educational materials. Below is a sample of some of my favourites:

  • Connexions is an open access repository that allows educators to upload course materials and for anyone to access educational content. The collection is growing with nearly 1000 collections and over 16,000 individual modules 
  • Medpedia is the collaborative open access Wiki for information about health, medicine and the body. Only physicians and Ph.D.s are allowed to edit the Articles on Medpedia:
  • Clinical Cases and Images - case-based curriculum of medicine by an assistant professor at the University of Chicago:
  • Ganfyd is a free medical knowledge base that anyone can read and any registered medical practitioner may edit:
  • OpenCourseWare ConsortiaThe OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.
  • JHSPH OpenCourseWareThe Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's OPENCOURSEWARE (OCW) project provides access to content of the School's most popular courses:
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