Access Medicine—an internal medicine clinical resource for College registrants

Access Medicine is a collection of current, online texts for background knowledge and quick answers at the point of care. As a resource, it contains numerous ebooks such as the continuously updated Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2019, Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, Hurst’s The Heart, and Williams Gynecology; a drug database; patient handouts; multimedia; and self-assessment questions for exam and board review. The desktop and app versions contain quick reference tools such as Quick Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2019 and Diagnosaurus for browsing differential diagnoses by symptom, disease, or organ.

Access Medicine has information on emerging topics such as point-of-care ultrasound examinations, which are being implemented in numerous specialties such as general practice, emergency medicine, cardiology, and anesthesia. 

The 2019 ebook Pocket Guide to POCUS: Point-of-Care Tips for Point-of-Care Ultrasound offers concise summaries in areas such as peripheral intravenous access, focused assessment for free fluid, paracentesis and thoracentesis, lung sliding, cardiac assessment, internal jugular central venous catheterization, renal and bladder ultrasound, assessment of abscess and cellulitis, and ocular  ultrasound. Each section has brief videos and images with bulleted text on acquisition tips, interpretation, and examples of pathology.

Registrants are welcome to use Access Medicine either through the library's webpage or as an app.

Contact the library for other online resources and queries.