Physician Assistant Resources on the Web

General Sites

Hardin MD - A "directory of directories" of health and medicine-related web sites.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) Databases, Resources & APIs - Links to over 270 resources maintained by the NLM.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Provides evidence-based research on the effectiveness of complementary or alternative medicines for a variety of health topics.

National Guideline Clearinghouse - A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Maintained by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

National Health Information Center - This is a referral service; search their database to find links to the organization that can tell you about the topic or disorder you are interested in.

National Library of Medicine - A huge site of helpful health information collected and organized by the National Library of Medicine.

Medical Reference

AMA DoctorFinder - An online physician locator provided by the AMA.

The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library - An online, full-text version of this popular medical manual.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary - Brief definitions from Webster.


The Whole Brain Atlas - View the healthy brain as well as a brain affected by various disorders.

Hosford Muscle Tables - A clickable map and detailed information on the skeletal muscles. Does not provide images.

Anatomy of the Human Body - The classic Gray's Anatomy.

Diseases & Disorders

Medline Plus: Health Topics - Read about symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 975 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness issues. MedlinePlus health topics are regularly reviewed, and links are updated daily.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Data and reports on diseases & health topics; includes Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a good source of statistics and information on disease trends.


Health, United States, 2010 - An annual report on trends in health statistics.

Healthy People 2020 - Provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.

Massachusetts Health and Human Services - Researcher

National Center for Health Statistics

Journal and Citations Databases

Hatch Library subscribes to several medical databases that link you to the full-text of an article or ebook, if available. The resources provided here contain the same information but will remain available to you after you graduate.

Baystate Health Sciences Library - Visit this site to get directions, hours and access to the Health Sciences Library Online Catalog. The Library is open to the public but you need to pay for copies and can not check out books.

BioMed Central - An online database that provides free, full-text access to over 200 peer-reviewed open access journals across all areas of biology and medicine. Includes commentary, reviews, and more.

Free Medical Journals - Site dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet.

PubMed - "comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites."

PubMed Central - "the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature." - "searches over 42 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results."

Associations and Organizations

American Academy of Nephrology Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
American Academy of Physician Assistants in Occupational Medicine
American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants
Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants
Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery
Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA)
Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants (MAPA)
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
NCCPA Foundation
Physician Assistant Education Association
PA Foundation
Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery
Society for Physician Assistants in Pediatrics
Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

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