Free Open Access to Medical Education

Third year of medicine at UofT has finally come to a close. It has been a marathon of sorts, with having to embrace new rotations, preceptors and patients every few weeks. This truly was the main challenge of clinical clerkship – we were expected to review new material on a daily basis and read up on cases, in order to stay up-to-date with the various pathologies we encountered in clinic, on the wards and in the operating room.

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce – an exciting new, free open access to medical education (FOAMEd) initiative, which caters to this very aspect of clinical medicine. contains video animations, lectures and concise summaries on a plethora of topics all authored by award-winning faculties from around the world. There are over 170 doctors currently involved with There are about 90 live modules on the site, and Dr. Sanjay Sharma – editor-in-chief of – hopes to develop over 100 more by mid-2017.

I have spent quite a bit of time on and I think it will allow students, and even doctors, to efficiently review basic concepts on courses including Primary Care, Medical Ethics, Internal Medicine, Surgery and more.

As I transition into my fourth and final year of medical school, I look forward to continuing to use and assess I think it will work as a one-stop-shop for clinically relevant information, whether it is for managing a patient’s health problem or passing all my licensing exams.

This is a very interesting initiative on a scale that surpasses the typical FOAMEd site. You can learn more about Medskl on their website: or Facebook page: