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Links, Online Services & Courses

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Biochemistry Resources

Interactive Review of Biochemistry Concepts
This resource provides interactive animations of biochemical processes, along with a game that allows students to practice quickly identifying amino acids.

The Biology Project: Biochemistry
Explore biochemistry concepts and then quiz yourself using this resource developed by the Biology department at the University of Arizona.

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Board Preparation Materials


NOTE: You MUST set up a free acount through the library
Click here to access Board Vitals

Board Vitals Question Banks offer 24-hour access from your phone, tablet and computer to a huge question bank with a database of expert reviewed board questions using the same technologically advanced test interface as USMLE™ as well as:

  • Ability to create customized practice tests using many options including number of questions, subjects and more
  • Advanced statistics so you can know where your strengths and weaknesses are suggested questions based on your performance
  • Detailed, up-to-date explanations with each answer, with references and links to applicable sources
  • The very best questions brought together from the leading medical publishers, research institutions, and practicing physicians
  • ‘Quick Hit’ section highlights the must know questions for the boards
  • BoardVitals students have a pass rate that is higher than the national average

examMasterClick here to access Exam Master
  – Test bank of over 17,000 questions for USMLE Steps 1, 2, 3 & medical specialty boards. You must be a UMKC School of Medicine student or faculty member to register. Registration requires the use of your UMKC email account.

Medical Concepts Mneumonics
This resource provides a number of mneumonics for grasping difficult to understand concepts in the study of medicine.

myOakstone_logo Intensive Review of Internal Medicine
Note: Please contact the media center for login information


Solidify difficult to understand Microbiology and Pharmacology concepts through this video course. Click here for SketchyMedical.

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Clinical Practice

  • Clinical Practice
    This resource from the University of Pittsburgh compiles information on the different elements of clinical practice, addressing such areas as obtaining a patient history, assessing special populations, and interpreting the electrocardiogram.
  • Pertinent Clinical Information for the Medical Professional
    This resource provides guidance in identifying medical conditions, learning about drug interactions, and properly conducting a number of exams. Case studies and quizzes are also available to students.
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Embryology Resources

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Emergency Medicine

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Family Medicine

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Genetics Research

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Online Courses

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Medical Image & Video banks online

Unless otherwise noted, below are copyright free health/medical image sources for educational use.

  • Health Education Assets Library
    Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) is a digital library that provides freely accessible digital teaching resources of the highest quality that meet the needs of today’s health sciences educators and learners.
  • National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus Videos of Surgical Procedure
    This page provides links to prerecorded webcasts of surgical procedures. They are actual operations performed at medical centers in the United States since January 2004 to the current time. There is an abundance of videos organized by system and disorder: most last an hour.
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
    This resources provides access to different sources for pathology slides.
  • Public Health Image Library
    Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC’s pictures. PHIL welcomes public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students and the worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation and public health messages. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets and multimedia files.
  • Wellcome Trust Image Bank
    The Wellcome Images provide a database of pictures with themes ranging from medical and social history, to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science.
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Media Resources Lists

Although our entire collection is searchable in the online catalog, PDF lists of commonly requested audiovisual or software programs are provided below.

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Neurology Resources

  • Conducting the Neurologic Exam
    This resource developed by the University of Utah and University of Nebraska Schools of Medicine combines the use of anatomical diagrams, live patient exams, video patient cases and self-  evaluation tools in order to help the student develop a basic working knowledge of neurologic concepts that can then be applied to patient diagnosis.
  • Interactive Textbook of Neurology
    This multimodal resource provides an interactive approach to studying neurology. Concepts are clearly delineated and reinforced through video and illustration.
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  • Pathology Slides
    This resource compiles scholarly sources for viewing pathology slides.
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Public Health Resources

This interactive resource developed by medical faculty at Columbia University guides students through the process of identifying and responding to an epidemic by gathering information from a number of different sources.

The Essentials of Working in Public Health
This resource provides a number of modules for students interested in gaining a working knowledge of Public Health provision. Core concepts include access to services, emergency response, and understanding the legal infrastructure of the public health system.

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Research Resources

Health Science Research Guides
Get assistance conducting medical research, writing case reports, using proper documentation, and more.

Evidence Updates
Register for this free service that provides professionally selected and peer-reviewed journal articles on a number of important health topics. This resource provides a number of ways to search for quality content that is of relevance to researchers with specific interests. Users can choose to have important contributions e-mailed to them.

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