Following is a list of freeware that provides medical education and training resources. To learn more about a particular item, click on the item name. To download a software product or visit an interactive web site, click on "download" or "view," respectively. But first, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

CDC Growth Chart Training
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). A set of self-directed, interactive training modules for health care professionals using the pediatric growth charts in clinical and public health settings to assess growth of infants, children, and adolescents.
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CDC Growth Charts Powerpoint Presentation
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). This set of 47 PowerPoint slides provides an overview of the 2000 CDC growth charts including background information on the rationale for changes in the revised charts and using and interpreting the body mass index (BMI)-for-age charts. Notes are provided for each slide. This material can be used as a training presentation for groups or individuals working with a pediatric population.
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CDC TRAIN
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). CDC TRAIN provides access to learning products for the public health community, which includes public health agencies, as well as hospitals, clinics, private practices, community-based organizations, and individuals who work to improve a populationís health.
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Harvard-MIT OpenCourseWare: Health Sciences and Technology
By Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Free courses in biomedical engineering and physician-scientist training.
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Heart Basics: An Interactive Illustration
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. Explore the heart, including the chambers, flow of blood, cardiac cycle, conduction system, and valves.
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Immunization Courses
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). CDC offers numerous education and training programs for healthcare personnel. A variety of topics and formats are available. All are based on vaccine recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP). Physicians, nurses, health educators, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals are invited to apply for continuing education credits/contact hours, when available.
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Immunization Update 2012 (Webcast on Demand)
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). This is an edited version of the Immunization Update 2012 webcast, originally aired on August 16, 2012. It provides up-to-date information on the rapidly changing field of immunization. Continuing education credit available.
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Investigating an Outbreak: Pharyngitis in Louisiana
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). This award winning case study simulates an outbreak investigation in which the student is lead investigator and conducts epidemiologic detective work, leading to the source of the outbreak. Undertaking a variety of investigative activities, the student uncovers important information which leads to the source of the outbreak.
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MediaLab Phlebotomy
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course introduces students to the theory and practice of phlebotomy. It teaches students about occupational health hazards and appropriate precautions, including the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act; teaches anatomy and physiology appropriate to drawing a blood specimen and shows and explains the equipment and supplies used to draw blood; explains specimen identification, labeling, and processing; and describes complications of venipuncture and how to handle them.
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Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know (Webcast on Demand)
By University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Public Health. Although naturally-occurring smallpox was eradicated from earth in 1977, there is concern that smallpox virus could be used as a biologic weapon. The webcast on demand presents information on recognition and diagnosis of smallpox, management and reporting of a suspected case, and the characteristics and use of smallpox (vaccinia) vaccine.
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VFC/AFIX Evaluation Software Training
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). The VFC/AFIX Evaluation module training will prepare you to use this software on your computer for inputting data for 2005 site visits.
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Virtual Hospital Medical Textbooks (by Body Location/Systems)
By The University of Iowa. Read hundreds of online medical textbooks organized by body location/systems. Body location/systems include: Blood/Lymphatic System; Bones, Joints and Muscles; Brain and Nervous System; Digestive System; Ear, Nose and Throat; Endocrine System (Hormones); Eyes and Vision; Heart and Circulation; Immune System/AIDS; Kidneys and Urinary System; Lungs and Breathing; Mouth and Teeth; Pregnancy and Reproduction; and Skin, Hair and Nails. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Patient Simulations
By The University of Iowa. Patient simulations that combine clinical information with images obtained during diagnostic evaluations or therapeutic interventions. Simulations include Adult Critical Care Core Curriculum; Adult Pulmonary Core Curriculum; ATS Radiology for Chest Physicians Conference: Continuing Medical Education Testing Modules; Carvedilol in Heart Failure Patients: Case Studies; Case-Based Learning in Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Correlapaedia: A Correlative Encyclopedia of Pediatric Imaging, Surgery, and Pathology; Gastrointestinal Nuclear Medicine Case Studies; Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests: Spirometry; Lung Tumors: A Multidisciplinary Database; Midwest Midwinter Lung Conference: CPC Session Pediatric Airway Case Studies; Pulmonary Embolus Case Studies; and Virtual Pediatric Patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Blood/Lymphatic System
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on blood/lymphatic system for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Bones, Joints and Muscles
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on bones, joints and muscles for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Brain and Nervous System
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on brain and nervous system for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Cancer
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on cancer for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Dentistry
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on dentistry for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. Patient information on a variety of topics from vh.org is now available on the pages of UI Health Care.com.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Dermatology
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on dermatology for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Dietary
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on dietary for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Digestive System
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on digestive system for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Ear, Nose and Throat
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on ear, nose and throat for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Emergency Medicine
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on emergency medicine for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Endocrine System (Hormones)
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on endocrine system (hormones) for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Eyes and Vision
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on eyes and vision for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Family Medicine
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on family medicine for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Heart and Circulation
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on heart and circulation for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Immune System/AIDS
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on immune system/AIDS for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Internal Medicine
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on internal medicine for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Kidneys and Urinary System
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on kidneys and urinary system for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Lungs and Breathing
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on lungs and breathing for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Mouth and Teeth
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on mouth and teeth for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Neurology
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on neurology for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Neurosurgery
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on neurosurgery for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Obstetrics and Gynecology
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on obstetrics and gynecology for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Ophthalmology
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on ophthalmology for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Orthopaedic Surgery
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on orthopaedic surgery for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Pediatrics
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on pediatrics for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Pregnancy and Reproduction
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on pregnancy and reproduction for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Psychiatry
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on psychiatry for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Radiation Oncology
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on radiation oncology for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. Patient information on a variety of topics from vh.org is now available on the pages of UI Health Care.com.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Radiology
By The University of Iowa. Radiology textbooks for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Skin, Hair and Nails
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on skin, hair and nails for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Surgery
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on surgery for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Urology
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on urology for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
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Wired Communities: Putting the e in Public Health Webcast
By University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Public Health. Information and communications technology have become the cornerstones of public health practice in the 21st century. At a time when communities are preparing to respond to any public health crisis in a matter of hours and even minutes, the speed with which we communicate and access information becomes crucial. Online resources, innovative software, and sophisticated equipment provide the necessary tools, but it is the exchange of information that makes a difference in a wired community. Join us as we share the vision of Blacksburg, Virginia, a community that is improving the practice of public health by building relationships, investing in information technology, and communicating with the world. Originally broadcast January 31, 2003. Continuing education credit available.
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