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  • University of Wisconsin Histology Website Resources

    4 stars

    The video components of this resource could replace the lab component of a histology course, but students would still need a lecture component. The videos provide a guided instruction through the laboratory component of a histology course. Students would need to visit another site in order to do self-directed virtual microscopy in order to fully learn this material. 

  • ACS/ASE Medical Student Simulation-Based Surgical Skills Curriculum

    3 stars

    This free resource provides an online surgical skills curriculum and is very useful for setting up a sim center and for demonstrating and evaluating students on the basic skills a student needs to know in a surgical clerkship. However it contains no clinical scenarios nor does it have any operative videos.

  • American Society of Hematology's Teaching Cases

    1 star

    Although this resource advertizes as free, access may be difficult to gain, which is why we gave 1 out of 5 stars. It is also limited to only hematology.

  • Basic Human Pathology: Part I and II

    2 stars

    This series of PowerPoint slides in a PDF format is free and well organized. However, the website does not have any videos, testing material or any other interactive features. Also many of the slides are missing key pictures, so the content is not comprehensive. It does not offer any additional information, apart from the content on the slides.

  • Biochemistry Online

    1 star

    This resource focuses on the main topics of biochemistry, but lacks the detail required for a medical school course. This could be used as a supplemental resource for clarification or research on a biochemistry topic. The website is not easy to navigate and content is inconsistent.

  • Biochemistry Online: An Approach Based on Chemical Logic

    zero stars

    This resource is not comprehensive, and could only be used as review material. The teaching approach used could not be easily adapted to the biochemistry courses taught in most medical schools.

  • Blue Histology

    4 stars

    Though this resource provides no video lectures, it gives users the ability to manipulate microscopic images, which could replace a traditional microscopic course. Additionally, the notes are detailed and easy to understand, and the pictures are high quality with excellent labels. The notes could possibly replace a text book.

  • Brain Ischemia - Vascular Territories

    1 star

    This is a radiology resource for Neurology. Overall it is too detailed for a third year med student. Especially in areas without CT or MRI.

  • Brown's Digital Pathology

    3 stars

    While this online atlas is free and includes a variety of pictures, it does not include any videos, teaching material, or testing material, and therefore cannot substitute a pathology lab course. The slide bank could be used to help faculty create lecture material.

  • Cardiovascular & Autonomic Pharmacology

    1 star

    This could serve a s a review source for CV pharmacology but is not really a lab and couldn’t replace a lab, nor is it a replacement for the didactic portions of a pharmacology course

  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology Concepts

    1 star

    This resource is limited to cardiovascular pharmacology and  the website doesn’t provide a whole lot of information on each drug. There is no testing material. However, it is free and includes some well labelled graphs and detailed explanations of relevant physiologic concepts.

  • Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts

    2 stars

    This resource is limited to cardiovascular physiology. It is disorganized and is not structured as a course. It can be used to learn cardiovascular physiology and relevant pathology.

  • CESNET Atlases – Pathology Images

    zero stars

    This resource provides no testing material, no lecture material, no cases, and requires login to access the slide banks. Not recommended.

  • Clerkship Study Guide

    2 stars

    This is a comprehensive study guide for Neurology with relevant diseases. 

  • CLIPP Pediatric Course

    4 stars

    This resources is a compilation of 32 virtual patient cases. It is the right amount of material and the right level for third year medical students. They are interactive and include self-evaluations. It would be of even more value if there were cases that were specific to under-resourced countries.

  • Columbia Psychiatry

    2 stars

    This resource contains lectures that are generally too specific and advanced for medical students. If a faculty member for student wanted to see a high level lecture on a very specific topic, it might be found here. This is not a resource for students to learn psychiatry nor would it help faculty teach a psychiatry course.

  • Duke University and Coursera Inc.' s Medical Neuroscience

    3 stars

    This is a complete neuroscience course offered online. It is free, but students have to sign up and create a Coursera account in order to gain access. Additionally, it is not offered year round and the quizzes have deadlines.

  • E-Medicine Neurology

    3 stars

    There are no lecture videos or testing material on this website. However, the content on this website is free and may be used by students to supplement learning or by faculty as case studies to supplement teaching.

  • Florida International's General Biochemistry

    5 stars

    This resource is our top recommendation for the subject of Biochemistry, and the closest we have come to replacing an entire course. This is a full course with audio synchronized PowerPoint slides. The content is complete, comprehensive, and at the medical student level. Students can take notes on each slide as needed, and the play speed is adjustable. There are also practice exams and answer keys.

  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry

    4 stars

    This resource is a website of organized video lectures that could replace a biochemistry course. It is complete, detailed and stands on its own. The quality of the videos is not excellent, and the lecture style is not interactive and dynamic. However, this is a comprehensive course and, if combined with a good textbook, could replace a biochemistry course.