Medical Pearls are a collection of free, email-based educational services for medical trainees—including medical students, medical residents and clinical fellow—that are designed to be used as an adjunct to a clinical rotation.
Those who sign up will receive an email each week day that contains a clinical question or problem. The questions cycle every eight weeks, in order to coincide with the length of many clinical rotations. The answer to each question, or the thought process that leads to the answer, represents a topic or concept which might otherwise be missed during the course of a clinical rotation.
Students are expected to try solving the question independently, and then review the answer with their clinical supervisor. At the end of each week, students will receive an answer set to the week’s questions.
As the instructor, you should subscribe to the instructor version of the pearls. The emails you receive will be slightly different and will provide more details about the program and suggestions on how best to use it as an educational tool. On this page you can sign up to receive the instructor versions of the pearls.
Cardiology pearls for instructors
Cardiology Pearls is written by Dr. Chi-Ming Chow, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, from St. Michael’s Hospital at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Endocrinology pearls for instructors
Endocrinology Pearls is written by Dr. Jeanette Goguen, MD, FRCPC, in the Division of Endocrinology, from St. Michael’s Hospital at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Hematology pearls for instructors
Hematology Pearls is written by Tina Trinkaus, MD, FRCPC.
Nephrology pearls for instructors
Nephrology Pearls is written by Dr. Gemini Tanna, MD, FRCPC, from the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Dr. Daniel Schwartz, MD, FRCPC, from Fraser Health Authority at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Rheumatology pearls for instructors
Rheumatology Pearls is written by Dr. Zareem Ahmad, MD, FRCPC, in the Division of Rheumatology, from Mount Sinai Hospital at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Transplant pearls for instructors
Transplant Pearls is written by Dr. Jeffrey Schiff, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Multi-Organ Transplant Program, from Toronto General Hospital at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.