Resources for Students


While AMSA does not endorse these companies, we aim to provide access to resources that benefit our physician-in-training members. If you have suggestions for FREE resources you wish to share, contact jthayer@amsa.org.

**The criteria for selection of free resources will be based on AMSA’s mission and core values, and the relevance for the intended audience.

 

CDC Stacks


CDC Stacks, available at stacks.cdc.gov, is a free digital repository of publications produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC Stacks is composed of curated collections of peer reviewed articles, CDC guidelines and recommendations as well as other publications on a broad range of public health topics.

 

Free Medical Textbooks – GI & Hepatology


Free medically-current textbooks available through giandhepatology.com assist students and residents with preparation for OSCEs and Boards, while deepening knowledge across Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology. These textbooks span General Internal Medicine, first principles of Gastroenterology, to clinical practice review, to endoscopic and diagnostic imaging, and are already being used in over 150 countries.

 

RotatingRoom.com – Affordable Temporary Housing


RotatingRoom.com is a sublet website created by students for students. Post your room for rent while you’re away, or browse the hundreds of listings already on the site. The site features google-map searches, public transportation directions, and automatically searches nearby hospitals. Used by all allopathic medical schools in the US, hundreds of hospitals, and thousands of students around the world!

 

USPSTF Releases 2014 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services


The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released the 2014 Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, an authoritative source that can help primary care clinicians and patients decide together which preventive services are right for a patient’s needs. The Guide can also be used by new clinicians as they learn about clinical preventive care.

Click here to view and download the Guide. If you would like to order a printed copy of the Guide, please visit the AHRQ Publications Online Store. The Guide is also available in e-book form. The e-book is compatible with many readers, including Kindle, Nook, iBook, and Kobo.

 

Human Dx: Share and solve clinical cases


Human Dx is a medical app that accelerates personalized learning and clinical reasoning using rapid case simulation and feedback. Use it to improve your skills in any field of medicine.

The app is currently being piloted by physicians and medical students at many of the world’s leading academic medical centers including Harvard, Hopkins, UCSF, Stanford and Penn. Email contributors@humandx.org to receive your invitation and include “AMSA member” in the subject line.

Each case contribution you make through the app also helps build the Human Diagnosis Project (www.humandx.org), a worldwide effort to map any health problem to its possible diagnoses. The Project is supported by many of the top thinkers in clinical medicine and public health including Dr. Bob Wachter (former chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine), Dr. Mike Klag (Dean of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Dr. Peter Pronovost (Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins), Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal (Professor of Medicine, UCSF), and Dr. Tom Lee (Founder of One Medical Group and Epocrates).

By contributing to the Project, you are joining an exceptional community of individuals committed to making health care open and available to anyone.

 

THOMAS


A great resource for finding and tracking legislative actions and bills, searchable by sponsors, bill, or session
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php

 

SCOTUSblog


The SCOTUSblog provides reporting and commentary on the activities of the Supreme Court of the United States
http://www.scotusblog.com/

 

GoodRx


A website that lets you look up the costs for various medications by location. Useful for assessing issues of which medications patients can afford and helping them find the nearest low cost.
GoodRx.com

 

HealthyChildren


American Academy of Pediatrics site that has anticipatory guidance, immunization schedule, and resources to help parents.
www.HealthyChildren.org

 

MD Preferred Services


MD Preferred Services is an online resource center for doctors. Each year MD Preferred identifies and promotes “doctor friendly”, community based, preferred professionals from a wide range of disciplines including:

  • Accountants Attorneys
  • Community Bankers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Insurance Agents
  • Mortgage Lenders
  • Practice Management Realtors®

http://www.mdpreferredservices.com/