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Online treasure trove of clinical tools free for CMA members

Here’s another way physicians can make the most of their membership in the CMA — simply sign on with AccessMedicine (www.cma.ca/accessmedicine), which is packed with over 75 full-text and fully searchable textbooks, a massive multimedia library and an integrated drug database.

“The amount and quality of material here, from Harrison’s [Principles of Internal Medicine] to the Lange Educational Library, is outstanding,” says CMA President Louis Hugo Francescutti.

He noted that individual physicians have to pay $995 for a year’s subscription to AccessMedicine ($34.95 for one-day access), but all CMA members have to do is sign in. “This is an amazing tool, and if you are a member it’s yours for free,” he said. “Please use it.”

Hundreds of members have already signed up. “I like the quick access it provides to key texts like Harrison’s, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine and Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas, as well as to clinical images, videos and patient education materials,” says Dr. Robert Tremblay, a family physician in Chisasibi, Que. “Best of all, it is easy to search and accessible from my mobile devices.”

And with the recent launch of its new user interface, AccessMedicine allows for greater personalization, offering members the ability to save images, use custom curricula, and set up alerts. AccessMedicine is just one part of the portfolio of online clinical resources available to CMA members. To log on to AccessMedicine, visit www.cma.ca/accessmedicine.

If you have misplaced your user name and password, email cmamsc@cma.ca or call 888 855-2555 (weekdays, 8 am to 8 pm ET).

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