#FOAMed (Free Open Access Meducation)

The internet is a gold mine for Medical Students. Encyclopaedias, interactive tutorials, guideline databases and question banks are all online in abundance. Most junior doctors will have a list of their favourite websites - the ones that got them through Finals!

The #FOAMed community is growing rapidly with numerous websites and lots of Twitter streams of new and innovative medical education resources. We are compiling a list of all the best online resources, with ratings and tips on how to get the best from each website. Vitally, we want YOU to contribute to this database so that we make sure we find even the most elusive online gems - if you have any links that you find invaluable then submit them using our simple form.

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Selected Category: Research Websites (3 posted):

National Research Ethics Service
Useful site for two reasons. Firstly, the leaflet 'Defining Research' is useful for getting your head around research vs. audits vs. service evaluations, for those research-based questions in MCQs. Secondly, if you're planning an opportunisitic project during medical school then there's some useful advice about gaining ethics approval. Good luck!
posted by: joel_cunningham, on: 04/11/12, 17:56
Health Knowledge Public Health e-Textbook
Free online textbook all about public health/epidemiology. Very comprehensive (only a small amount seems to relate to undergraduate syllabus) with good summaries on basic evaluation of evidence and epidemiology concepts.
posted by: joel_cunningham, on: 16/11/12, 23:47
Statistics Hell
I've yet to explore this properly, but seems to be an enlightening journey through statistics, with a slightly geeky humorous air about it all. Lots of links to YouTube videos and lecture handouts for all sorts of statistical topics.
posted by: joel_cunningham, on: 03/07/13, 19:33

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