AccessEmergency Medicine Adds Custom Curriculum Tool To Ease Medical Training Rotation Management

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 General News
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NEW YORK, Jan. 5 McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global provider of information resources for the scientific and medical communities, today announced the launch of AccessEmergency Medicine's Custom Curriculum, a cutting-edge functionality that enables emergency medicine (EM) program directors to create, track, and report usage of resident rotations online. With Custom Curriculum, medical programs can build a resource that matches their specific needs - mapping AccessEmergency Medicine content and capabilities to their educational structure.

AccessEmergency Medicine's Custom Curriculum provides a powerful and intuitive online interface for program directors to manage their training rotations. By replicating their existing rotation structure online, program directors can:

Through its Shared Library functionality, EM program directors can choose to submit their curricula to a repository that enables other institutions to not only view - but also potentially adopt and modify - their curricular approach. More information on AccessEmergency Medicine's Custom Curriculum can also be found on page []

"This is an especially good time for McGraw-Hill to offer a Custom Curriculum on AccessEmergency Medicine in light of recent decisions to allow up to an hour of asynchronous learning per week for resident education. We feel sure that program directors will find the tool as useful for educational purposes as the site already is for clinical needs," said Scott Grillo, medical publisher, McGraw-Hill Professional.

For emergency medicine residents, AccessEmergency Medicine's Custom Curriculum provides a coherent interface for explicitly tracking educational progress. For a given rotation, each resident knows exactly what is expected and monitors his or her own progress toward achieving that goal.

AccessEmergency Medicine, a media-rich resource, provides a library of more than 50 videos and animations - including step-by-step procedures, decision rules, and critical interventions. Many of the learning resources in AccessEmergency Medicine provide opportunities to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits. New videos are added every month. AccessEmergency Medicine also offers full-text access to multiple medical resources, including the leading emergency medicine textbook, Tintinalli et al.'s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 6e. The new 7th edition of this text will begin publishing on AccessEmergency Medicine in mid-2010 and will feature a new full-color design, more figures and tables then ever, and a reorganization of the content to match current teaching and practice. Annual institutional and individual subscriptions to AccessEmergency Medicine are available. Physicians can also purchase 24- or 48-hour subscriptions to AccessEmergency Medicine to take advantage of the CME opportunities.

About AccessEmergency Medicine

AccessEmergency Medicine from McGraw-Hill is an integrated online resource that provides emergency medicine practitioners and residents and medical students with quick answers to diagnosis and treatment questions for complaints encountered in the Emergency Department. AccessEmergency Medicine delivers content from leading emergency medicine textbooks, as well as instructional videos, a vast library of images, downloadable audio files, and specialized search capabilities. More information on this and other products can be found at

About McGraw-Hill Professional

McGraw-Hill Professional is a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, a leading global provider of instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at

-- Assign reference content, videos, and animations -- Mandate board review tests and customize the passing grade -- Schedule grand rounds, lectures, or other offline activities -- Report usage by resident, rotation, or timeframe -- Link out to primary references or other web-based resources

SOURCE McGraw-Hill Professional

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