Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics


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Assorted internet sites for the pediatric educator:

AAP Policy Statements and Clinical Practice Guideline
AAP organizational principles to guide, define and improve the health care of children. Policy statements developed by other organizations that have received AAP endorsement.

Bright Futures
Bright Futures is a national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice.

Careers in Medicine - AAMC
Careers in Medicine is a career planning program for medical students, designed by the American Association of Medical Colleges to help students choose a medical specialty and select and apply to a residency program.

A comprehensive site with excellent reviews of general pediatrics, pediatric cardiology and critical care, genetic and metabolic diseases, developmental and behavioral conditions and pediatric surgery. It also includes up to date reviews of all specialties.
General is a digital library designed for quick and easy use by pediatric health care providers. It is comprehensive and provides a starting point for locating authoritative web sites related to Pediatrics.

It offers a robust integrated medical information and education tool. After a simple one time, free registration, Medscape automatically delivers a specialty site that best fits your profile.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative, and timely compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes. The full-text, referenced overviews in OMIM contain information on all known mendelian disorders and over 12,000 genes. OMIM focuses on the relationship between phenotype and genotype. It is updated daily, and the entries contain copious links to other genetics resources.

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
PedsCCM is a collaborative, independent, information resource and communication tool for professionals caring for critically ill and injured infants and children.

Pediatric Database
The purpose of the Pedbase was to provide details and relevant information on a wide variety of pediatric disorders in outline form. This Pediatric Database was first designed by Dr. Alan Gandy during his residency at the University of Western Ontario. He is currently working as Consultant Pediatrician in Canada. A lot of new diseases have been incorporated to the existing database and necessary revisions were made.

Pediatric Oncology Education Materials
This website is a non-profit site and is the product of collaboration between Canadian health care professionals/providers (HCPs) working at the BC Children's Hospital (Vancouver), the BC Cancer Agency (Vancouver), The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (Ottawa) and the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto). This website provides basic information about important aspects of pediatric oncology.

Pediatric Radiology
An innovative and comprehensive online learning curriculum by the Cleveland Clinics that covers 'core concepts' in pediatric radiology.