Education, EBM: Back by popular demand… More Radiology Sites
May 14, 2008
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A comment often heard in Problem Based Learning from medical students is: “We want more Radiology”.
Having been a visual artist in my previous career, I also find Radiology to be a fascinating subject… because therein lies the body of the patient, revealed in all its glory (or mortal flaws).
Happily, there are more high-quality clinical teaching and learning sites for Radiology available on the web for students to find these days than ever before. Most are available at no cost – although registration and log-in is commonly required before access to the full content of some of the sites is granted.
Here is the latest round of clinical radiology sites for teaching and learning in medicine.
- RadRounds describes its’ purpose as: “… a new collaborative education and professional networking tool for radiologists. Think LinkedIN, MySpace, Facebook, Orkut, but completely managed and created by radiologists FOR radiologists“. A true example of Medicine 2.0, the site is targeted at current physicians, residents and medical students interested in pursuing radiology. Clinicians from all over the world contribute hundreds of patient images for discussion. Join an interest group, start a blog, find out industry news. Blogger Dr. Steven Chan recently invited me to take a look at the site, which is where I found this beautiful image recently:
- Learning Radiology.com™ is a rich and multi-layered assortment of teaching/learning links for Radiology. It is the work of William Herring, MD, FACR, chair of the Radiology program at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA for more than 25 years. Dr. Herring is author of a standard radiology textbook, Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics (Mosby, 2007). Several of the sections which I visited on that site recently were: Case of the Week (with archives from years 2002-2008), multimedia Lectures and a section especially for Medical Students. The site is free… you could easily spend hours roaming around here!
- MedicExchange seems to me be a radiology site targeted for clinicians more than students, with lots of product directories and commercial announcements. However, click on the “Education” link to search their Case of the Week (useful for students and residents) and try out their online interactive quiz/game called Who Wants to Be an Expert Radiologist ? (screenshot below):
This librarian is a lousy simulated game-player… my virtual patient always dies.
If readers have sites to recommend for the next Radiology post… please let me know!