Free 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

**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, 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.

GI & Hepatology – Free Medical Textbooks

  • Free medically-current textbooks available through 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.


  • 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.

Firescience Guide to Public Service

  • created their guide on public service careers to help prospective employees explore the different types of career paths available; learn about employment opportunities, internships, and volunteer work; get insight from public service experts; and find a list of additional resources for navigating the public service sector.
    Guide to Public Service


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

Human Dx: Share and solve clinical cases to help patients everywhere

  • Human Dx accelerates personalized learning using rapid case simulation and feedback. The app is currently being piloted at many of the world’s leading academic medical institutions including Harvard, Hopkins, UCSF, Stanford and Penn.

To get started visit

Each case helps build the Human Diagnosis Project (, a worldwide effort to map any health problem to its possible diagnoses.

LQBTQ College Student Guide

  • The goal of this guidebook is to show LGBTQ students the various on-campus and online resources they can use to make their college experience more welcoming and supportive. Some key features of the guide include:
    – Programs and policies to look for when searching for a LGBTQ-friendly school
    – Information about various LGBTQ student organizations that ha#ve a presence at most colleges and universities
    – A list of online resources for LGBTQ students
    – Interviews with Larry Lariosa, the Director of the LGBT Resource Center at UC San Francisco, and Craig Leets, Jr., the Coordinator of Portland State University’s Queer Resource Center.

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® – Affordable Temporary Housing

  • 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!


  • The SCOTUSblog provides reporting and commentary on the activities of the Supreme Court of the United States


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.