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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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Indiana University's Pathology Slides

    5 stars

    Although this could not replace an entire Pathology course, we give it a full 5 stars for the excellent slide bank and clinical cases. There are quizzes for each topic that are also very helpful for students. Access to the course lecture videos and student handouts is blocked, but if access was granted this has potential to replace a Pathology course. 

  • MacAnatomy

    5 stars

    The website provides a free comprehensive library of voice-over PowerPoint anatomy lecture videos as well as a You Tube channel with cadaver dissections. The content is at the medical student level and the lectures are very clear and straightforward. We found the clinical cases discussed during the lectures especially useful.  The anatomy lab videos are no longer available on the MacAnatomy website; however, all cadaver dissections can be accessed through their public YouTube channel. We see the potential this has as a stand-alone course in anatomy; however it lacks a course schedule, lab assignments, and testing material.

  • Medical Pharmacology

    4 stars

    This is a not a resource to replace the teaching of pharmacology but it is a very comprehensive resource that could replace a text of pharmacology, which is why we gave it a 4 out of 5 star rating. It is detailed enough to serve in a medical school course.

  • MedPics UCSD

    3 stars

    This resource offers slides with good descriptions and labels that are easy to learn from. The resource does not have quizzes. Students can self-evaluate, but would likely need to pair this resource with other text-focused resources. It could be used to replace the lab portion of a histology course.

  • NYU's Wise-MD

    4 stars

    This free resource provides excellent videos on both the actual surgery and all the pre-surgery procedures, The actual surgery videos, unfortunately, are specific to modern surgical techniques. However, All the videos leading up to the imaging and actual surgical procedures are very applicable to a low resource setting. Which is why we still give this resource 4 out of 5 stars.

  • OnlineMedEd

    5 stars

    This resource gets 5 stars although it is not a full course. It provides excellent lectures of the clinical topics in surgery. The videos are clear, concise, and understandable lectures on all the major clinical topics covered in a medical school surgical rotation. This combined with videos of the actual surgery and some evaluation tools and case studies could replace a full course.

  • OnlineMedEd

    5 stars

    This resource gets 5 stars although it is not a full course. It provides excellent lectures pediatrics. The videos are clear, concise, and understandable and cover all the major topics covered in a medical school pediatrics course. 

  • Practical Clinical Skills

    5 stars

    This resource provides a great review of very spefic skills for EKG interpretation and physical exam skills. Although it is not a full course, we still give it 5 stars. The modules are clear and concise, and the quality of the audio recordings is good. This could be used by students prior to starting clinical rotations or as a review once they are on clinical rotations.

  • SIMPLE - Internal Medicine Course

    5 stars

    This resource provides very good cases that require the student to work through the cases carefully while developing a differential diagnosis. These could be very useful to medical students and helpful to faculty teaching clinical reasoning. There are no lectures, or evaluation method, but the partical skills taught in this resource tend to be labor intensive. To teach clinical reasoning takes a lot of one-on-one time, but this has the potential to replace that portion which would greatly save faculty time.

  • Surgical Skills

    4 stars

    This free resource is a YouTube playlist with surgical skills videos. The techniques would be very useful for medical students begining their surgical clerkship, for example proper scrub procedures, gowning procedures, and basic suturing principles. Although it is not a full course, we still recommend these videos as they adequatly teach such skills and could greatly reduce faculty time.

  • SurgicalExam.com

    4 stars

    Although this is not a full course, the questions and answers incorporated into each case study are so excellent we gave this resource 4 stars.

  • University of Wisconsin's Gross Anatomy Dissections

    5 stars

    The videos are free, well organized, easy to follow, and extremely comprehensive. They could be used to replace a cadaver lab. There is also an option to download the videos.  Streaming or downloading videos may be difficult in areas of low bandwidth.

  • Washington Deceit Medical School Pathology

    5 stars

    This online lecture series is free and can be accessed on YouTube as well. Lectures can be viewed online or downloaded in mp4 format. The lectures are comprehensive but somewhat slow so they perform better as initial lectures on the topics and not review sessions. The resource does not have any testing material or non-video content. Also needs corresponding text book material.