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Physician Assistants   Tags: health sciences, physician assistants  

A list of resources for physician assistants and students in the physician assistants program.
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Clinical Tools

These resources are designed to be use at "the point of care" and are quick to search and often summarized. They make wonderful resources for background information as well.

  • DynaMed  Icon  Icon
    DynaMed (Dynamic Medical Information System) is a quick and easy-to-use medical reference system designed for use at the point of care. DynaMed contains clinically organized summaries of nearly 1,800 topics and is updated daily from review of the research literature. This means that the reference information is always up-to-date and does not require new editions. DynaMed is a useful resource in clinical, educational and research settings. [From: About Dynamed]
  • UpToDate  Icon
    UpToDate is a practical clinical information service designed to provide instant access to just the information you need. It is written by a recognized faculty of experts who each address a specific clinical issue. They synthesize the latest evidence and best practices and provide detailed recommendations. [Access to UpToDate is co-funded by the Carver College of Medicine, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.]
  • VisualDx  Icon  Icon
    VisualDx gives general practitioners the ability to build a differential diagnosis that provides specialist information for more than 900 diseases and offers more than 16,000 related images.


  • AccessMedicine  Icon
    This is an ebook aggregator. You can search all the books at once or pick out specific titles.
  • Dictionaries
    This is a list of medical dictionaries available from Hardin Library.
  • ClinicalKey  Icon
    ClinicalKey provides access to more than 1100 medical texts published by Elsevier, articles from more than 500 journals, practice guidelines, drug information, and patient education handouts. All can be searched together, individually, or by type of resource (books, journals, etc.) ClinicalKey replaces MDConsult.
    Users must log in to (free) personal accounts to download PDFs.

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