One Million Page Views

ClinicalCases.org and Casesblog have reached the milestone of one million page views since their launch in 2005 (see the SiteMeter screenshot on the right). We stand at 1,007,723 page views and 348,425 visits as of today. Most of the visitors came from Google, links from other medical websites and blogs, and from BMJ and Medscape. Just as a short explanation, ClinicalCases.org is an attempt to build an online case-based curriculum of medicine; Casesblog is the blog I use to collect ideas, interesting stories and to post relevant news about the Clinical Cases and Images project.

I, and my colleagues who write for ClinicalCases.org, would like to express our deep appreciation to all our readers. We hope you continue to find our sites interesting, educational and worth-visiting in the future.

In the past year, Joshua Schwimmer and I tried to spread the word about the perceived usefulness of blogs in medical education. Our abstracts about different uses of a medical blog platform were accepted to the Annual Perioperative Summit of the Cleveland Clinic, the Annual Renal Week of the American Society of Nephrology, and the Annual Session of the American College of Cardiology.

Although a significant milestone, one million page views is less than the one million visits that Robert Centor's blog has recently reached. Listen to his interesting reflection of what this number means to him and his readers (mp3 file).

Happy New Year!

References:
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Renal Week 2006
Cleveland Clinic Perioperative Medicine Summit
British Medical Journal Features Clinical Cases and Images - Blog, Again
1 Million hits - a podcast. DB’s Medical Rants.

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