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Decker Intellectual Properties is partnered with Scientific American to provide quick and accurate clinical information, with databases in a variety of medical disciplines.

The rate of increase of medical knowledge places an enormous burden on physicians to keep up with recent advances, particularly in innovative therapies that will improve patient outcomes. Decker’s Scientific American products deliver content in an easily accessible format of current information that covers a practical clinical approach to the diagnosis, examination and treatment of common medical conditions that physicians face regularly. The burden of information overload today makes this initiative to join innovative technology with an ever-increasing demand of quick, accurate clinical information a necessity, and Decker’s products satisfy that unfulfilled need.

 

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These Scientific American products fill a unique role in medical education by providing reliable, up to date and innovative content for medical learners from MS3 clerks to PGY1-5 residents to practitioners needing CME and MOC.

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These Scientific American products fill a unique role in medical education by providing reliable, up to date and innovative content for medical learners from MS3 clerks to PGY1-5 residents to practitioners needing CME and MOC. These are the available Scientific American Weekly Curriculum specialties with more to come.


Take these resource on the go, as they are optimized for mobile access. All Scientific American resources, topics and teaching tools are specifically designed to view and read on all types of smart phones and tablets.

In addition to content databases with a wealth of knowledge about each specialty, each of the products above offer tools for Residency or Clerkship Programs. Please contact Teton Data Systems for customized solutions to fit your needs.

Weekly Curriculum is a weekly email-based curriculum testing trainees through clinical cases and board-styled MCQs keyed to essential elements in medical training. This dynamic online product also offers:


  • • Create a custom curriculum for Junior and Senior trainees
  • • Includes powerful tracking and management tools
  • • Personal logbooks for each trainee shows progress, individual ranking amongst peers and other trainees nationally through advanced metrics
  • • Program Director’s logbooks equipped with quick and elaborate metrics for efficient evaluation of each trainee, including a Milestone Reporting framework designed for a semi-annual review of each resident’s performance and reporting to ACGME
  • • All topics and readings are associated with Medical Specialty Milestones, along with their competency codes special ‘Soft Competency Weeks’ satisfy ACGME program requirements with focused lessons and readings, along with discussion questions and cases for group lectures

A goal for Clerkship students is to link the clinical knowledge and skills to the content learned in their pre-clinical curriculum. Structurally, Clerkships are brief and limit the student’s exposure to clinical care. Learning in this environment of limited exposure is best achieved if students can generalize principles learned from one clinical situation to others they may not encounter directly. Scientific American Clerkship has the following features:


  • • Organization around core pathophysiologic topics/big ideas
  • • Within each topic/chapter, specific examples of diseases/problems illustrating the topic will be listed at the end of the chapter
  • • Links to sections of Scientific American content databases with more detail on these specific diseases/conditions are provided
  • • Chapters to address the skills of communication, professionalism and basic technical procedures
  • • All modules are step-by-step beautifully illustrated basic procedural skills tested on medical students during Clerkship
  • • Criteria for self and instructor assessment included with each topic

Teaching Slide Library

Teaching Slide Library is an easy to use and customizable presentation slide set featuring graphics and images, including decision-making and procedural algorithms, illustrations, clinical photos, micrographs, tables, CT scans, MRI, charts and more. Teaching Slide Library is an ideal reference tool, available in ready-made downloadable PowerPoint presentations.

Continuing Medical Education

Obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with a subscription to Scientific American products and find out how easy it is to manage CME. Users can start and stop tests when they want, resume them later on, and retake them as often as they need. Upon successful completion, users are able to print out their CME certificate or manage the credits from their logbook and print the certificates later when they need them. The process is simple.

Depending on the Scientific American package purchased, included are either of the following: Best Vx/Rx is a point of care tool with video-enhanced modules that includes 30-60 second videos of patients displaying signs/symptoms, tests, diseases/disorders and case studies. Best Dx/Rx is a point of care tool that offers modules on disorders derived from the patient care recommendations in Scientific American content databases.

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