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COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SERVICE LEARNING 

A non-profit group of clinicians, advocates, and health care providers that work to improve the quality of care of underserved populations.  It focuses on such issues as equal access to health care, the elimination of health disparities, and cultural competency in the health care setting.

A non-profit organization committed to forming partnerships between communities and institutions of higher learning in order to improve the overall health of communities. Its goals are to enable partners to share resources and power, incorporate service-learning in college and university curriculum, acknowledge existing efforts towards community-based teaching, research and service. 

Georgetown University School of Medicine's commitment to service is demonstrated by student-run initiatives in the greater Washington DC area.  Visit this website to learn more about these programs and how you can participate. 

EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE

This is a Web-based course from Mark Ebell, MD, Michigan State University that introduces the basic concepts of Information Mastery, EBM, and critical appraisal of the medical literature.

From the NHS, a broad site with tutorials, articles, journal links, and tools.

An article by Dr. Weinfeld explaining background and foreground questions and how to look for answers.

FAMILY MEDICINE

An organization of Family Physicians committed to improving patient health through its seven strategic objectives of advocacy, practice enhancement, education, health of the public, communications, workforce, and outreach.

A peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians which can be read full-text on-line. 

This directory lists each Family Residency Program in the United States, and lists information on various relevant topics, such as faculty, staff, administration, accreditation, and salaries. Users can search for particular programs by clicking on a map of the United States.

by Amy L. McGaha, M.D.; Elizabeth Garrett, M.D. MSPH; Ann C. Jobe, M.D.; Peter Nalin, M.D.; Warren P. Newton, M.D. M.P.H.; Perry A. Pugno, M.D. M.P.H.; and Norman B. Kahn, Jr., M.D. This article address commonly asked questions about the specialty of family medicine.  It discusses the benefits of family medicine, education and training, scope of the practice, the family physician's lifestyle, and student debt.  It appeared in the Academy of Family Physicians 76.1 (2007): 99-106.

A Family Medicine and medical education resource for students.  This sites provides information on such topics as family medicine, medical school, residency, clinical resources, leadership/service, and FMIG on campus.

The American Academy of Family Physicians website of health care information for the whole family.  Here you can find information about common illnesses, health living, over-the-counter medicines, and more.

STFM is a group of medical educators, researchers, and clinicians that works towards faculty development, the celebration of diversity and elimination of disparity, improvement in patient care, defining the responsibilities and roles of family phsyicians, and utilizing information technology in the field of Family Medicine.

FELLOWSHIP AND RESIDENCY

FREIDA Online has information on graduate medical education programs, as well as Board-approved combined specialty programs. Programs can be searched for by specialty, state, and/or training institution.

This directory lists each Family Residency Program in the United States, and lists information on various relevant topics, such as faculty, staff, administration, accreditation, and salaries. Users can search for particular programs by clicking on a map of the United States.

A very helpful guide to choosing the residency program that's right for you.  It covers the topics of: Choosing a Specialty, Preparation, Selecting a Program, The Interview Process, The Match--What Is It and How It Works, and Resources.

A Family Medicine and medical education resource for students.  This site provides information on such topics as residency application timelines, LOR/CV/Personal Statements, and residency interviews, among others.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Current information about your classes on-line.

Medical library and academic computing center.

GMSMI offers medical course-based experiences for undergraduate and post-bacc students.  It provides a unique opportunity for immersion in the medical environment at GUSOM.  The summer 2007 Program offerings include Gross Anatomy, Microscopic Anatomy (Medical Histology), Human Physiology and Biochemistry (all are based on GUSOM courses), and the Program package includes one of those courses, as well as GMSMI's Physician and Society seminar series and Medical School Admission Workshops to round out the experience. 

Clinical medicine is about patients. Here you will meet all sorts of patients?patients telling their stories; patients expressing themselves through theater, dance and poetry; imaginary patients, dying patients, patients in pieces and patients seeking to become whole. Using the arts, you will learn about many aspects of patients' experiences?about topics such as pain, depression, sexuality, domestic violence, grief, obesity, aging and death.

MEDICAL REFERENCE

AHRQ is the Department of Health and Human Services Federal agency responsible for improving various aspects of health care by supporting health services research.

Current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. This guide includes recommendations for preventives services, which include screening tests, counseling, and preventive medications for adults and children in the primary care setting. The Task Force's recommendations are presented in a pocket-sized, indexed, easy-to-use format, with at-a-glance charts for clinicians to use in daily practice. Single copies of the guide are available free of charge on this website or by calling the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295, or by sending an e-mail to ahrqpubs@ahrq.gov.

Quick reference to electronic databases. Students off campus will need their GO Card # for access.

Several sources for medical handheld applications.

This is a great interactive website that helps us to learn how to interpret ECG's. There are several tutorials, and a 10-question quiz at the end of each section.

Excellent resource for immunization information.

The Case Mode interface allows you to interact with stored cases in a comprehensive database as if they were patients in your office. The Main Atlas is an Interactive Dermatology Atlas containing more than 1000 photographs from patient visits over the past two decades. The Quiz Mode allows you to test your ability to recognize common clinical presentations of a wide variety of dermatological conditions.

MEDICAL SCHOOL

A non-profit organization of medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies committed to assisting academic medicine's institutions, organizations, and individuals in the areas of medical education, medical research, and patient care.

A Family Medicine and medical education resource for students.  This sites provides information on such topics as surviving medical school, specialty choice, and debt managment, among others.

Last Modified 07.16.13