Innovative Online Publication from NYU School of Medicine Informs and Inspires New and Seasoned Physicians Alike
November 17, 2011 - 11:03am
NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine’s Clinical Correlations celebrates its fifth anniversary this month. Since its launch, Clinical Correlations – which averages about 1,500 visits per day – has published almost 850 original articles and has garnered numerous industry accolades including a 2010 ASHPE Gold Award for Best Blog, winner of the 2008 Best Clinical Sciences Weblog, and an eHealthcare Leadership Award.
“We felt it was imperative to create an online resource for medical students, residents and practicing physicians where a steady stream of information specific to primary care could be accessible and digestible while still maintaining credibility and a deep grounding in science,” said Neil Shapiro, MD
, assistant professor of medicine, Internal Medicine Residency associate program director and the founder and editor-in-chief of Clinical Correlations
. “Our goal was to create a publication that would engage medical students and residents in a manner much like the one they will experience when they are practicing medicine.”
Clinical Correlations focuses on new developments in internal medicine while touching on the personal experiences of clinicians in hospitals, ambulatory care centers and the classroom as it relates to the study and practice of internal medicine.
Spanning a variety of topics including clinical vignettes with evidenced-based answers to clinical questions, breaking news from the world of internal medicine, mystery image quizzes, journal article reviews’, health care policy and medical ethics discussions, grand rounds reviews and updates from national meetings. Editorial integrity is maintained by way of oversight from specialty and ethics editors, as well as associate editors who are comprised of chief residents. The vast majority of the content published on Clinical Correlations is faculty peer-reviewed.
The “top ten” articles, as voted on by the editorial board over the past five years are:
Talk to your doctor: Direct to consumer advertising of prescription drugs
Is prescribing placebos an ethical practice?
Evolution and medicine: Why do we age?
Mystery quiz: The question and Mystery quiz: The answer
Kayexalate: What is it and does it work?
An Intern in the ER
The treatment for clostridium difficile? Transplant!
The myth of the helminth
Does the weather really affect arthritis?
The discharge summary: A prerequisite for quality care
“The success of Clinical Correlations
is a testament to our dedicated faculty who foster a culture of curiosity to promote inquisitiveness within our students and residents that will follow them throughout their careers,” said Robert I. Grossman, MD
, dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center. “Through Clinical Correlations
we are able to share this ethos of learning with the broader medical community.”
NYU Langone Medical Center’s Department of Medicine is among the longest established in the U.S. and is the largest academic department at NYU School of Medicine. It supports and oversees 10 subspecialty divisions and numerous programs and centers in its three-pronged mission of education, research and clinical care. The department trains medical students, residents and fellows in internal medicine and its subspecialties, with emphasis on the care of patients and on clinical investigation. The department is recognized for its high standards of education, pioneering research, and superior clinical care, as well as its grounding in the humanities.
Deborah (DJ) Sabalusky