New Online Resource in Pediatrics Launched by McGraw-Hill Professional Meeting the Curriculum Needs of Medical Students and Resi

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AccessPediatrics™ (, an innovative online resource for pediatrics residents, students, and educators, has been launched by McGraw-Hill, adding the ninth vertical platform to its world-acclaimed Access-branded platforms. This new educational resource integrates renowned medical texts with customizable curriculum functionality and delivers rich content covering the unique needs of the pediatric patient from neonatal care through adolescence.  With reductions in the number of hours that pediatrics residents are allowed to be in hospitals observing cases, AccessPediatrics provides a new way to bring experience to the practice of pediatrics through its robust interactive tools.

Continuing the innovations begun with McGraw-Hill's renowned Access medical and scientific online learning platforms, AccessPediatrics provides searchable, full-text access to 13 leading McGraw-Hill pediatric medicine textbooks, including Rudolph's Pediatrics, 22e and Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Pediatrics, 20e; curricular management tracking and testing tools; more than 40 animations detailing pediatric procedures and exam walkthroughs, from descriptions of anatomy to the details of pathophysiology; Q&A for the Pediatric Board Exam; practical skill-building tools; and thousands of images.

"With new standards being adopted for pediatric residents and with asynchronous learning becoming more prevalent in medical education, AccessPediatrics will enhance residents' use of and engagement with our content, as well as provide them with the tools to put what they've learned into context," says Scott Grillo, vice president and medical publisher of McGraw-Hill Professional. "Our product emphasizes critical thinking, self-study, and practical skill-building, while leveraging innovative technology and curriculum management."

AccessPediatrics features McGraw-Hill's Custom Curriculum™, a powerful online tool that educators can use to assign, manage, and track the progress of resident and student assignments. For program directors, AccessPediatrics represents a significant step forward in curriculum development and design, offering detailed assignment monitoring, resident assessment tests and tools, and progress reports, as well as an ability to share assignment designs with other programs. The Custom Curriculum allows pediatric residents to view available topics from their program director, as well as their own individual progress by activity.

AccessPediatrics also includes Clerkship Corner, a special section that includes content typically needed for a rotation in pediatrics. It is incorporated into Custom Curriculum and quickly directs the medical student to clerkship-focused readings and activities.

Like other Access products, new content will be added to the site monthly, with additional titles and videos to follow later in the year. The advisory board includes Editor-in-chief Camille Sabella from Children's Hospital, Cleveland Clinic; Michael D. Cabana from University of California, San Francisco; Vincent Chiang from Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston; and Madelyn Kahana from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. AccessPediatrics will also offer a series of pediatric emergency medicine videos from Dr. Judith Tintinalli, author of Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 7e. Additional information about AccessPediatrics can be found at

McGraw-Hill's acclaimed suite of Access-branded digital learning platforms provide students and health professionals with full-text access to medical titles from renowned thought leaders, updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, narrated videos, the innovative Custom Curriculum, interactive self-assessment, clinical cases, diagnostic tools, a comprehensive search platform, and more. In addition to AccessPediatrics, the other specialties and sub-specialties in medicine and allied health include: AccessMedicine®, AccessSurgery™, AccessEmergency Medicine™, AccessAnesthesiology™, AccessPhysiotherapy™, and AccessPharmacy™.

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