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Books, Journals, New Media
October 11, 2000

Continuing Medical EducationHealthStreamUniversity.com

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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online source of CME review courses and credits, text-based content with graphics and rare multimedia, about $10 to $25 per course or about $10 per CME credit, read-only gratis; requires Netscape Navigator 4.06 or higher (Mac and PC) or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher (PC), 1024 x 768 monitor, video player for courses in video format (optional), Nashville, Tenn, HealthStream, http://www.healthstreamuniversity.com, 2000.

JAMA. 2000;284(14):1856. doi:10.1001/jama.284.14.1856-JBK1011-5-1

An online "university" that educates physicians and provides continuing medical education (CME) credits through its Web site sounds like a neat idea. According to HealthStream, its online review programs are "intended for primary care and other non-specialist practitioners." The courses of study are a portion of a larger work, Med-Challenger, sold on CD-ROM.

The Course Catalog at the site lists the following subjects: cardiology and hypertension, diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, medical periodicals and news, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, and urology. Within broad subjects are many subcategories, and within subcategories many course topics. I chose the neurology section of internal medicine for this review.

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