This is a collection of websites that students have found
useful. We have no affiliation with any of these sites.
General Medical Reference
Despite the name, this site is not just for GPs. It contains the
equivalent of a medical textbook, but separated in to bite-sized chunks
ideal for reference. Indispensible.
: Again a
misleading title, as it contains much useful information about diseases
for doctors in its "PatientPlus" articles.
exhaustive texbook of up-to-the-minute medicine. Scarier than Kumar and
Clark, it is for reference only.
: very good
aimed at the MRCS market, but if you pick your topics carefully (i.e.
the basics) good for finals.
free website containing many MCQs. The problem is that despite there
being 300 questions they tend to repeat when you do multiple tests.
You'll see what we mean. The solution is to choose to do all the
questions for one speciality at once: for example do all the cardiology
in one go, then all the respiratory etc. A very useful feature is to
turn on confidence intervals to discover whether you are good at
guessing (only important if your paper is negatively marked) and thus
if you should guess in the real exam.
non-free site containing many MCQs/EMQs. The site started off as an
MRCP revision site, and the quality of the MCQs for finals is sometimes
a bit hit and miss. There are relevant MCQs, and they are all
explained, but we found many of the questions not very relevant (for
example the bizarrely high number of paediatric questions). With the
MDU discount it is worth trying however.
: another non-free
MCQs, but without explanatory answers.
A new site containing practice questions and more. PasTest has a very
good name for its comprehensive practice question books.
Ask Dr Clarke
Clarke is famous amongst medical students for running revision courses.
This website is useful because it contains revision material from the
courses, as well as videos of examinations.
Contains lots of information in various formats.
has some useful revision aids including guides on examination, elective
planning, and revision notes.
access to medical images and some revision notes.
Wikipedia's attempt to write medical textbooks
: Sparse at the
moment but shows promise