ClinicalCases.org and CasesBlog have reached the milestone of one million visitors since their launch in 2005 (see the SiteMeter screenshot on the right). We stand at 1,000,437 visits and 2,715,767 page views as of today, and at that rate, the sites will likely surpass 3 million page views within the next 2-3 months.
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 24 million pages.
A book from which people read 4,000 pages every day
As I have mentioned before, it feels as if you have written a book and people read 4,000 pages of it... every day. At the recent NEJM Horizons Conference, I was pleasantly surprised that many participants and several NEJM staff member were readers of CasesBlog.
Widely referenced in the press
ClinicalCases.org and CasesBlog were featured and referenced in 12 peer-reviewed medical journals and other scientific publications including, British Medical Journal (3 times), Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Student BMJ, Medical Journal of Australia, Clinical Infectious Diseases, BMC Education, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Nursing Education Perspectives, Baylor College of Medicine Web Digest and Medscape (2 times). It was also featured by the The Los Angeles Times and Reuters. The project was presented at multiple national and international scientific meetings.
Who was the one-millionth visitor?
The one-millionth visitor came from New Jersey, using Windows XP and Internet Explorer 7, searching for "v.a.c dressing." It helps when Google ranks your website second, after the official website of the manufacturer.
Appreciation for our readers
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. A blog can be useful for both personal education (building a portfolio) and education of others.
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 the sites interesting, educational and worth-visiting in the future.
Next step: AllergyCases.org
Our latest project is AllergyCases.org, a case-based curriculum of Allergy and Immunology, endorsed by both the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). We hope to replicate the success and popularity of ClinicalCases.org.
AllergyCases.org is supported by faculty members and fellows at Creighton University and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (Shreveport). It receives 400-500 page views daily from the U.S. and abroad.
The educational value of the cases is enhanced by succinct clinical notes, innovative mind maps and mnemonics. The case reports do not follow real cases and are modified in compliance with HIPAA to protect patient confidentiality.
Web 2.0: you can do it too
See how you can use Web 2.0 services for medical education in the presentation below:
Another Milestone: Two Million Page Views for Clinical Cases and Images
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