ClinicalCases.org and Casesblog have reached the milestone of two million page views since their launch in 2005 (see the SiteMeter screenshot on the right). We stand at 2,015,005 page views and 707,771 visits as of today. Clinical Cases and Images (ClinicalCases.org) has become probably the most popular case-based curriculum of clinical medicine on the web and is ranked number one among 11 million pages.
The project was developed at Cleveland Clinic is hyperlinked in the web sites of 27 medical schools in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America and Asia. ClinicalCases.org has been featured in 10 peer-reviewed medical journals and other scientific publications including British Medical Journal (3 times), Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, BMC Medical Education, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Nursing Education Perspectives, Baylor College of Medicine Web Digest, Medscape (2 times), Student BMJ, Medical Journal of Australia and Clinical Infectious Diseases. Abstracts and posters about the use of Clinical Cases and Images for medical education in different subspecialties have been presented at multiple scientific meetings including the annual sessions of American College of Cardiology, American Society of Nephrology, International Association of Medical Science Educators, Society of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Annual Perioperative Medicine Summit, and Case Western Reserve University Research ShowCase.
Just as a short explanation, ClinicalCases.org is a collaborative attempt to build an online case-based curriculum of medicine. CasesBlog is the blog I started in March 2005 (3 years ago) to collect ideas, interesting stories and post relevant news about the Clinical Cases and Images project.
In my work as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University medical schools, I was pleasantly surprised to find that a blog can be very useful for both personal education (building a portfolio) and education of others. A wiki seems to be the next logical step for collaborative education and I have recently been exploring this concept with several of my friends and colleagues.
My colleagues who write for ClinicalCases.org and I would like to express our deep appreciation to our readers. We hope you continue to find our sites interesting, educational and worth-visiting in the future.
See how you can use Web 2.0 services for medical education in the presentation below:
Another Milestone: One and a Half Million Page Views for Clinical Cases and Images. CasesBlog, 06/ 2007.
One Million Page Views. CasesBlog, 2006.
Medical Schools Which Link to Our Project Clinical Cases and Images