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🔐The MedEd Vault.

Medical education is going digital!

MedEd is no longer confined to books and websites. There are plenty of high-yield resources out there that you may not know existed.

Here you’ll find top recommended medical education resources from a range of:

  • Websites
  • Online question banks
  • Youtube channels
  • Tiktoks accounts
  • Instagram pages
  • Podcasts
  • Online courses

…All in one place!

🔓Open the vault.

How do I use The Vault?

Here you’ll find my top recommended MedEd content, helping you to to access all your MedEd needs in one place. The purpose is NOT to use all resources, but to select the ones that resonate most with your assessment structure and learning style.

Where are these resources from?

I regularly trawl the internet to find the best MedEd resources out there, from websites, to podcasts, to social media platforms. I combine my top finds with those I used throughout medical school to give you The MedEd Vault. Just so you know, I may receive a small commission from a handful of links on this site – it helps to keep me providing this content or you!

How often is The Vault updated?

Each week I update The MedEd Vault – you can stay up-to-date with the latest additions and study hacks by subscribing to 🧠MedEd Mondays here.

Do you have a favourite that isn’t listed?

If you’ve got a hidden gem in your MedEd stack that isn’t listed here, Id love to hear it! Drop me a message at hello@matt-barrett.com and I’ll share it with the world!

📩 MedEd Mondays

Every week, I share study hacks and update the MedEd Vault to help you study medicine smarter not harder.

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🙌My top recommended MedEd websites


💀Anatomy


Teach Me Anatomy

3D anatomy maps, concise content and clinical relevance all in one place. ACCESS HERE.

University of Michigan Medical School BlueLink (Best for real images)

An open-access gold mine of anatomical lectures, cadaveric images and notes. ACCESS HERE.

Biodigital (Best 3D models)

A freemium platform for dealing into anatomy in three dimensions. ACCESS HERE.

The visible human project (Best for hardcore fans)

Cadaveric specimens from 300 images of the National Library of medicine – for true hardcore anatomy fans. ACCESS HERE.

Innerbody Research (Best for beginners)

A simple interactive body maps for beginners. ACCESS HERE.

Anatomy zone (Best for guided lessons)

A webpage directory of the popular YouTube channel of the same name. Online transcripts of YouTube videos all in one place. ACCESS HERE.

Revision tip

Anatomy content is great for flashcards. Be sure to understand the anatomy in 3dimensions, and focus on those aspects that have clinical significance. To really level up, test out your knowledge on unlabelled cadaveric dissections.

🩺 All-purpose MedEd content


NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries

This resource is what question banks such as Passmedicine are based on. NICE CKS stands alongside the latest clinical guidelines for the UK and is a go-to for understanding the further investigation and management of disease. ACCESS HERE.

BMJ best practice

Highly detailed theoretical knowledge on both specific diseases and presentations. I found it really useful for understanding the ‘next best investigation’ for working up a particular diagnosis or presentation. The downside is that access is limited by your institution. ACCESS HERE.

Uptodate

Requires an institutional log in, but very useful for understanding the pathophysiology and the mechanism of action of treatment modalities. ACCESS HERE.

Geekymedics

A favourite of many. Geekymedics has expanded over the years from the one-stop OSCE shop to include detailed posts on data interpretation, theoretical knowledge and question banks. Highly recommended. ACCESS HERE.

Oxford medical education

High-yield revision notes on a range of specialties of medicine. Covers both theoretical and practical exams. Limited in scope but a useful revision resource. ACCESS HERE.

Simplyfinals

Created by doctors WIlliam Dooley and Andrew Smith, Simplyfinals is a high yield collection of lecture recordings. These lectures are tailored to the medical school curriculum of Barts and The London Medical Schol (UK) but is nevertheless highly valuable and concise, covering many specialties of medical education. ACCESS HERE.

🔍Data interpretation


Radiopedia. The wikipedia of radiology. Thousands of images to get your head around radiograph interpretation and more. ACCESS HERE.

Life in the fast lane (ECG interpretation)

LITFL – perfect for putting the reps in for ECG interpretation brought to you by a community of emergency medicine physicians. ACCESS HERE.

Easyauscultation (Clinical sounds)

A useful hidden gem to improve your interpretation of clinical sounds. ACCESS HERE.

Almost a doctor (Bloods results and more)

OSCE notes, mind-maps and over 2000 pages of content written by tens of authors from all over the world. ACCESS HERE.

ABG Ninja (ABG interpretation)

A simple website to put your ABG interpretion to the test. ACCESS HERE.

🗺️ National Guidelines


NICE (Best for guidelines – UK)

The holy grail of UK based clinical guidelines. I’d highly recommend looking into as many subject areas as possible, form aetiology, to diagnosis and management. Highly examinable and what most UK question banks are based on. ACCESS HERE.

Resuscitation Council UK (Best for A-E assessments and life support)

Perfect for the latest guidelines on the acute management of unwell patients including A-E assessments, adult/paediatric life support and medical emergencies (anaphylaxis, tachyarrhythmias, choking, etc.). ACCESS HERE.

British thoracic society (Best for asthma guidelines*)

Asthma and COPD guidelines seems to change every new moon – here you’ll find the latest guidelines. ACCESS HERE.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

A once-removed second cousin of NICE. SIGN is home to a load of clinical guidelines that your medical school may name drop. ACCESS HERE.

British Association of dermatology

Heres a niche one for your dermatology exams – they have a great handbook on common, examinable dermatological conditions and their management. ACCESS HERE.

💉Practical examinations


Geekymedics. The gold standard for OSCE revision. High quality production value and a huge amount of free resources. ACCESS HERE.

OSCEstop

This is a fantastic resource that I only found in my last couple of years of medicine. Their notes are ridiculously concise and high yield. With all the hype they’ve created, OSCE stop has now evolved into a new online platform with a subscription service. ACCESS HERE.

OSCE aid

A niche oldschool style website providing OSCE notes. I found value in that they also had notes on focused examination stations such as speech and Parkinson’s disease. ACCESS HERE.

OSCEsense

Lots of cases across clinical specialties, timed conditions and interactive scoring sheets – a great resource for practising with friends. Still in its early days, but expanding. ACCESS HERE.

 

Medisense 

Notes, practice questions, MOSLER podcasts, Tiktoks style MedEd videos – medsense hits all 5 senses. ACCESS HERE.

❓Question banks


Passmedicine. The gold standard of MedEd question banks. Much loved resource by medical students in the UK and Australia. ACCESS HERE.

Passtest

The less popular sibling of passmedicine. Useful in that it can offer questions tailored to each institution which are more likely to reflect the questioning style of your university if you’re in the UK. ACCESS HERE.

Quesmed

The new kid on the block. Very active on social media and home to >8,000 questions as well as videos and flash cards. ACCESS HERE.

Anki

The flashcard haven. Search for medicine topic flashcards or make your own. Perfect for those who swear by the flashcard approach. Great for anatomy, mnemonics and niche trivia. ACCESS HERE.

Quizlet

Similar to Anki as a flashcard generator. If flashcards are your thing then this may be a useful resource for racking up some more crowd funded cards to your stack. ACCESS HERE.

🏥 F1 Preparation


Juniordoctors.co.uk – Anonymous reviews and detailed rankings of training programme jobs (by hospital), helping you to to rank your jobs wisely and to influence change where you work. ACCESS HERE.

Mind the Bleep (for survival guides and F1 preparation)

Featuring a whole host of survival guides for foundation doctors. This website is the go-to for new doctors working in the NHS. They also have useful articles on finance and career progression. ACCESS HERE.

Messly (Placement ranking tool for FPAS)

No longer do you have to painstakingly sieve through an excel spreadsheet to rank your FPAS jobs – Messly have a useful tool for ranking your top jobs after you have been accepted into a deanery. Later on it will serve you great for finding locum posts. ACCESS HERE.

eLogBook (National surgery log book)

An ancient looking but nationally used database for keeping track of surgeries you have assisted in or performed. A free, valuable tool for anyone considering applying to core surgical training. ACCESS HERE.

🥼Specialty specific content


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📽️ Youtube channels


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🎙️ Podcasts


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🗣️ Social media accounts


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👨‍💻 Study apps & technology


ZLibrary – Download your university books for free

The worlds largest collection of ebooks. Visit ZLibrary (b-ok.cc at the time of writing) to access most of your universities recommended books for FREE. Sign up to a free account to download 5 books a day and check out my blog ‘How to get your university books for FREE’ here to discover a kindle life hack. ACCESS HERE – Note: If this link doesn’t work then google Zlibrary to find an alternative proxy site.

SciHub – Access full-texts of research papers for free

SciHub is a fantastic resource and an invaluable tool for research projects and writing dissertations. SciHub is the largest open access website for finding full-text PDFs of online journals. You can search using the papers title, DOI number or PubMed ID (you may need to try all these methods). Ive found that Ive been able to get access to 80% of papers this way! TO ACCESS: Google ‘scihub’ as the proxy site is always changing.

🚀 CV-building tools


MedAll – Showcase your society events to the nation

Catch the healthcare/society events you can’t reach in person. MedAll- an online platform to showcase your societies activities. Host conferences and talks, automatically generate attendance certificates and upload your best event recordings for the world to see for years to come. ACCESS HERE

Remarxs – Find research opportunities

An online platform created by Kings College London connecting students with academics. Here you’ll find advertisements for research projects – enhance your networks and build your CV with research papers and presentation opportunities. ACCESS HERE.

👨‍💻 Business & HealthTech



Health Tech Map – Easily see what areas comprise the world of Health Tech and Digital Health

Created by Dr Mark Law, an NHS GP, the Heal Tech Map is a highly valuable resource for getting a birds eye view on the world of health tech and digital health. You’ll be signposted to accelerators, awards, venture capital investors and more. Work smarter not harder! ACCESS HERE.

📩 MedEd Mondays

Every week, I share study hacks and recommended MedEd resources to help you study medicine smarter not harder.

Forecast: 100% chance of inspo, 0% chance of spam.