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Awards, Revews, and Comments Book
Donna M. D'Alessandro M.D., Tamra E. Takle M2
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed
January 2004 - Practical Pediatrics, 5th Edition
"A useful case based teaching resource for common paediatric problems."
2002 - Vox Paediatrica, June 2002
"Simple pediatric clinical cases designed to facilitate teaching, presented and displayed in the form of questions."
2000 - MedSchool.com
"Each case is easy to follow and presented in a logical
manner...The features that make this site an even more valuable
resource are its discussion of the general approach to a child
with a given complaint and its final discussion of the specific
disease that is outlined by the case..."
June 5, 2007 - "Like the variety of the cases and the in-depth information provided." - K.C., M.D - Attending pediatrician
October 9, 2005 - "I am a pediatric nursing instructor and use these cases with my students." - Pediatric nursing instructor
July 1, 2005 - "Excellent. Interesting cases. I hope you could add more cases in the near future. Currently I am in a paediatric posting in Malaysia, and find this site very useful." - Third year medical student
Mary 26, 2005 - "An excellent concept. I am especially happy to see an adolescent case among the Pediatric ones, because there is not enough Adolescent Medicine knowledge among most pediatricians, and teenagers often "fall through the cracks" of medical care." - Anonymous physician
February 18, 2005 - "I felt it to be a good general overview, particular the Approach to the Child With ____." sections. I am a new Nurse Practitioner and have visited this site regularly for review and quick updates. Thanks!"
December 29, 2004 - "Thanks for making this openly accessible--I am a Practical Nursing student and have availed myself of your site nearly since the beginning of my education_ as I near graduation in 176 days, I consider your site to be a large part of my success!"
December 27, 2004 - "These cases are excellent...Thanks for a great job!" - J.R., M.D., pediatric resident
December 27, 2004 - "This was a perfect case...Thanks for the practice, especially the pictures!" - 4th year medical student
December 2, 2004 - "Great medical student cases." - Anonymous physician
November 28, 2004 - "I will be doing Power Point presentations for Primary Care Pediatrics. I would like to use some of your case studies and pics to enhance learning. I think your studies are wonderful and would like permission to use them with of course appropriate referencing of your site. Thanks!" - M.B.
November 19, 2004 - "I am an overseas qualified medical graduate try to get a residency in the USA> I have been out of clinical practice for a long time, but I still have the ability to guess differential diagnoses by reading the case histories accurately. I am trying to benefit by reviewing the cases. Thank you." - Anonymous physician
October 31, 2004 - "Was highly recommended by the pediatrics department at my medical school. Very helpful." - 3rd year medical student
October 24, 2004 - "Great resource! I am a third year medical student. I plan to practice as a family doctor with a focus on pediatrics, so these cases were very helpful. I am in a diagnostic imaging class now, so it was great to learn more about the diagnostic imaging tests results and see their place in the diagnostic process. Thanks so much!" - 3rd year medical student.
October 13, 2004 - "I'm a nurse practitioner student and we utilize your site alot. I really like the virtual hospital because it seems to make the knowledge relavant. Thanks for all the work you put into it. " - J.
June 20, 2004 - "Excellent site! please add more cases." - Anonymous Allied Health student.
May 29, 2004 - "As a pediatric surgeon, I think that you are doing a good job." - E.M., M.D., El Salvador
April 19, 2004 - "Great website! I will definitely recommend this!" - 3rd year medical student
March 31, 2004 - "I am a paediatric lecturer looking for teaching material and found the cases useful and impressive, especially the discourse at the end which gives a guideline to approach the problem." - Physician
March 23, 2004 - "An outstanding learning tool -- very well put together, with faces to go with the clinical picture and excellent pictures and discussions. Thank you." - Third year medical student
February 17, 2004 - "Excellent site that I will recommend to all my fellow allied health student colleagues. Thank you for all you do!!!
February 10, 2004 - "Excellent teaching cases! Can we have some more please." - A.C., M4, United Kingdom
February 6, 2004 - "Overall, the cases were interesting and informative." - Anonymous physician.
February 6, 2004 - "Very good indeed. I like the presentation and I like the literary style.
February 6, 2004 - "Good quality and an excellent teaching tool. I am using it for nursing students.
November 11, 2003 - "I teach microbiology to mostly nursing students at a community college. These cases are over their heads but I get something out of reading them and may try someday to adapt an infectious disease case for use in class."
September 19, 2003 - "Overall I find the cases very useful for educational and clinical purposes. I think this web site is excellent and will be a useful tool for all health care professional students and practitioners." - Anonymous Allied Health Professional
July 28, 2003 - "Please give us some more cases, it is wonderful." - Anonymous physician
July 16, 2003 - "It is very valuable." - 4th year medical student from Sri Lanka
July 3, 2003 - "Great variety of case studies. I especially appreciate the high risk, low volume case scenarios." - Anonymous Allied Health Professional
June 26, 2003 - "Very helpful! Great idea! More cases please!" - Anonymous physician, India
June 16, 2003 - "Good please keep it up." - Anonymous physician, India
May 1, 2003 - "Good cases with common pediatric problems." - Anonymous physician
April 30, 2003 - "The cases are at a nice level for medical students or my Family Practice residents but are too simple for an experianced pediatrician." - Anonymous physician
March 18, 2003 - "It is easy to access and understand how to use." - Anonymous patient
March 4, 2003 - "Very good work. Excellent for the "1 Case a Day" approach that should be used (in my mind) during the first two years of medical school. I hope you keep posting new cases. The increasing number of simulations will definitely help me recommend this site to my fellow medical students. Again, good work." - Anonymous third year medical student.
February 25, 2003 - "It's a very good case presentation. I hope you will add more to this. - K.K., first year medical student
February 20, 2003 - "I like the way the cases are presented...expecting new cases to cover a wide aspect of paediatrics and neonates." - Anonymous physician
February 19, 2003 - "Good pictures. Great work, keep it up." - Anonymous physician
January 26, 2003 - "Cases are well selected and presented, very good effort by the authors. Keep up the good work." - Anomymous physician
January 24, 2003 - "Thanks for providing this service." - S.S., PA-C
January 13, 2003 - "Perfect differentials and appropriate labs and studies..." - Anonymous physician
January 28, 2002 - "As a PNP student I have found this web site an asset in my learning. Thank you for the time that has been put into this web site." - A.O.
December 11, 2002 - "I find these cases very useful for someone with a medical background."
November 14, 2002 - "Spectacular pictures..." - Anonymous physician.
September 19, 2002 - "As a lecturer in children's nursing with a topic speciality in cancer nursing I will recommend this to nursing students and colleagues as a valuable resource."
July 17, 2002 - These cases are great! I would recommend them to anyone doing a third year pediatric rotation, or to first and second years that are interested in pediatrics." - Anonymous Year 4 Medical Student
July 3, 2002 - "I have been looking for photo images of Kawasaki
Disease and you have some excellent examples. I have attempted to
link to other web sites who claimed to have photos only to be
disappointed (images were not there at all). Thanks for the very
well-written case study that accompanied the images." - A.P.
June 9, 2002 - "I am a fifth year medical student from Australia and
read all the cases...well presented and informative."
May 8, 2002 - "I am a nursing student and I found your case studies
very informative and helpful."
May 8, 2002 - "Very good idea, and generally well presented.
Pictures good, add interest and information. Text from the
families very helpful, as sounds real."
April 30, 2002 - "Case was presented good." - Anonymous, physician
April 28, 2002 - "I found the case studies to be very informative as
they cover so many aspects. The photographs were excellent,
it is interesting to see how the case progressed
and what steps they took." - Anonymous, nursing student
March 30, 2002 - "Visual graphics of real assessment findings are
invaluable." - Anonymous, health professional student
February 28, 2002 - "Use of photos is most helpful part of case study."
- Anonymous, health professional
February 12, 2002 - "Excellent educational site, may we have more and
more cases in an easy to access / indexed facility. Authors need
to be congratulated." - Anonymous physician
December 12, 2001 - "I am a third year med student at University of
Washington and was VERY IMPRESSED by this Web site! I will
recommend it to my Peds Rotation coordinator to be used as a
resource for other med students." - F.E., M3
October 25, 2001 - "Very good for medical students! Thanks for the
resource!!" - Anonymous, M3
October 25, 2001 - "This is a great tutorial." - Anonymous, M4
October 11, 2001 - "I refer nursing students to this site and to
specific virtual patients that correspond to course content. M.P.,
October 08, 2001 - "I like the cases and have referred my students to
this site." - B.K., M.D.
October 06, 2001 - "Please put more virtual cases on this site.
Pediatricians like me working in the small towns of India rarely
get a chance to see such cases in our set up." Anonymous
September 30, 2001 - "I've used a couple of these cases for presentation
to medical students which has been very effective. These are at a
very good level for 2nd to 3rd year students. They are also a nice
springboard to talk about other topics more indepth." - Anonymous
August 29, 2001 - "I am an RN heading to the ER and I believe these
case studies will help me in my new position.
August 21, 2001 - "The case was very helpful. Great info, though.
Thanks!" - Anonymous Nurse Practitioner Student
August 20, 2001 - "Very good site." - Anonymous Physician
August 12, 2001 - "I'd like to thank you for preparing such an
invaluable site that is available for all health care providers."
- F.D., M.D.
August 5, 2001 - "Excellent Resource" - Anonymous
July 11, 2001 - "I liked that the history was described in the
exact words of the patient and/or family. Made it more realistic.
Excellent inclusion of radiology and diagnostic labs. Summary of
each disease process at the end was also helpful." - Anonymous M3
June 2, 2001 - "Well set out. Good pics. Good follow-up info." -
S.M., Nurse, Australia
May 23, 2001 - "Our two year old son was just diagnosed with
Kawasaki. Everything outlined in the case study was right on with
our son's. They first diagnosed him with strep and then
rediagnosed with Kawasaki as he fit all criteria (5). We have only
been home for three days and have a long road ahead of us with the
cardio testing, etc. Your articles were very helpful to us as I am
sure to others with the same situation. Thank you very much." -
May 17, 2001 - "For a student who has not started paediatrics yet,
these cases are of great interest! I hope to specialise in paeds
when I qualify and this kind of information is really wonderful!"
- Anonymous M3
May 16, 2001 - "An excellent site. Keep them coming." - G.A, RN
April 14, 2001 - "I am a graduating Family Nurse Practitioner. I
found the visual pictures to be quite helpful, especially in the
March 27, 2001 - "I think all the cases were excellent and it give me
a clear view on all the diseases that was shown. Thank very much
for the wonderful information." - Anonymous student
February 19, 2001 - "Very useful info presented lucidly. Pictures were
very impressive." - Anonymous
February 14, 2001 - "After 2 years, I finally understand what a Ladd's
procedure is along with malrotation. My son had the surgery at age
11 about 2 years ago...I have searched for info regarding
malrotation and never found it. The procedure described was
exactly what I was looking for to help me understand what had
happened...Thank you for helping me out. - M.K.
December 13, 2000 - "I am a practicing Family Physician and also teach
a primary care medicine course to Physician Assistant students at
a local university. These cases are wonderful for teaching
purposes. The visuals are the most useful as clinical photos and
radiographs are critical to the students experience! Please
include as many visuals in your cases whenever possible."
September 21, 2000 - "Great cases, thanks." - J.D., PNP
September 13, 2000 - "I was very impressed with your Virtual Hospital
case study on Neuroblastoma. I found it to be quite comprehensive
and provided me with several pieces of information that was
lacking in my frame of reference. I will be sure to check out more
of your case studies in the future. Thank you" - M.S.,
May 21, 2000 - "Useful sections after each case on how to approach
the problem..." - K.O., M3
March 19, 2000 - "...the first case was great!!!Interactive pictures
and a long description with full differentials, easy to navigate
the case itself - great case and site for pediatrics." - D.L., M3
September 21, 1999 - "My applause to your website. It has been extremely
helpful in assisting in the study of illness from a psychological
May 11, 1999 - "I like the simulations. Surveys I have done on
medical students indicate that they find simulations the most
rewarding educationally. Well done!" P.S., M.D.- England
February 16, 1999 - "I think what you have done is simply fantastic." -
February 16, 1999 - "Congratulations on a neat site! It is a useful
balance with nice pictures and excellent explanations. I
appreciate the usefulness of the common problems! Keep up your
good work." M.A., M.D.
February 16, 1999 - "Thanks so much for this and all of the work you
have done..." G.H.
November 13, 1998 - "I am thrilled to have your site available. It is
so important to get the teaching at the same time that one is
thinking through the differential and considering therapeutic
options. My only advice is to give us some more "Virtual"
patients!!" - W.H., M.D.
May 22, 1998 - "These pages are very useful to students and... are
recommended by our Paediatric department at UCL Medical School,
London." - H.M. - England
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