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Welcome to the Family Medicine Subject Guide

Welcome. This guide will help you find resources which will help you succeed in your studies and research. We hope this will help you find your way to specialised family medicine information and learning tools. There are links to core books, journals, databases, and websites. 

Please refer to other WHSL subject and content guides for additional help.

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 Free Study Content: Best Practice

Check out resources to help you with your studies here.


New Case Files Resource (23 April 2014)

Use Physical Therapy Case Files: Neurological Rehabilitation by Annie Burke-Doe to sharpen your critical thinking skills and prepare for real-world practice with clinical cases 

New Paediatrics Book (23 Apr 2014)

AccessPediatrics has a new case-based guide to paediatric diagnosis, conveniently organized by presenting symptoms. It is the 2nd edition of Shah and Ludwig’s Symptom-Based Diagnosis in Pediatrics

UpToDate Enhanced (17 April 2014)

Learn more about the enhanced search results and updated user interface:

Watch a brief video demonstrating the changes or view a full description.


New edition: Textbook of Psychiatry (20 Mar 2014)

From the publisher's blurb: 

With its sixth edition, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, the definitive reference for students, residents, and clinicians, introduces a new generation of textbooks for the field. The only comprehensive psychiatry textbook to integrate all the new DSM-5® criteria, this acclaimed gold standard has been revised, updated, and restructured to serve as a practical, authoritative guide for a new era in psychiatric education and practice.

The BMJ Best Practice app is available

 to download as part of your institutional subscription. 

 For remote access to The Best Practice APP

• Users should register for the first time on a Wits-networked PC – after this they can access the information remotely with their newly created user name and password.

• If a user has previously used a BMJ Product they will need to log in with their existing user name and password, within the IP range, to refresh the account. If you cannot remember your password please click the forgotten password link on the website.

28th Jan 2014

New: ACP Smart Medicine - Mobile access available (17 Jan 2014) 

This is a new decision support tool for point of care evidence. It is available on STAT!Ref mobile app, and more information can be found here.  For more information on the STAT!Ref app take a look at this clip.


New resource for physiotherapists ( 11 Oct 2013)

  • PTNow : Tools for advancing physical therapy. Includes clinical summaries, clinical cases, and clinical tools. This is a small resource now but more information is being added.

  Paediatric Apps. Ashraf Coovadia has written an excellent piece about apps for paediatricians, but many of them are useful for other clinicians. He has graciously shared this with us. Just click on this link. (20th November 2012)


Using social media: practical and ethical guidance for doctors and medical students.

Click here to open is a useful document from the British Medical Association. 



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