SearchingMed.com(tm) : A medical search engine for searching medical education peer-reviewed information

About SearchingMed.com


  1. What is SearchingMed.com and what is its purpose?

    SearchingMed.com is a search engine for searching medical peer-reviewed information.

    Physicians seeking answers to questions at the point-of-care may use SearchingMed.com for searching medical peer-reviewed information to improve patients' care, outcomes and lives.

  2. Can I obtain Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for seeking answers to clinical questions using SearchingMed.com?

    Yes, visit Cincinnati Children's Internet Point of Care Credit to receive CME credit for seeking answers to clinical questions at the point-of-care.

  3. How can I refine my search?

    On the search results page, you may click on one of the keywords under "Refine results" to refine your search results to Atlases or Drug References or Journals or Textbooks.

  4. How do you choose the medical information that powers SearchingMed.com?

    The pediatric information that powers SearchingMed.com consists of medical textbooks that must meet two criteria: 1) Peer-reviewed - The information must peer-reviewed by an editorial board and 2) Open Access - The information must be free to use without requiring registration or a login.

  5. Are you accredited by the Health on the Net Foundation?

    This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
    verify here.

  6. What search engine powers SearchingMed.com?

    SearchingMed.com is powered by the Google Custom Search Engine.

  7. Does SearchingMed.com have a Disclaimer?

    The information contained in SearchingMed.com is not a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

  8. How may I send comments or questions about the site?

    See our Comment Form. Please note: if you are a patient (including family members and friends), we are unable to answer your personal medical questions. Check MedicalStudent.com for a list of resources that may help to answer your questions.

  9. May I link to SearchingMed.com?

    Yes, please feel free to link to SearchingMed.com and to publicize it.

  10. How do you handle my personal information?

    No personal or non-personal information is collected. No cookies are used. Google Analytics is used to analyze the audience of this site and improve its content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on Google Analytics' privacy policy, look here.

  11. Who curates SearchingMed.com?

    SearchingMed.com is curated by Michael P. D'Alessandro, MD.

    Michael D'Alessandro received an M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine, completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Iowa, and completed a fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Children's Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School. He is currently a Professor of Radiology at the University of Iowa and a pediatric radiologist at Children's Hospital of Iowa.

    Dr. D'Alessandro's research is in the field of digital libraries and educational informatics.

  12. Who owns and funds SearchingMed.com?

    All contents copyright Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. All rights reserved.

    "SearchingMed.com", the SearchingMed.com logo, and "Searching medical peer-reviewed information" are all Trademarks of Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.

    SearchingMed.com is funded in whole by Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. Advertising is not accepted.

  13. What is the date SearchingMed.com was last revised?

    February 4, 2014

  14. Sum it all up?

    SearchingMed.com is a point-of-care decision support tool for physicians.

    By using SearchingMed.com regularly, individuals will be taking part in unstructured, situated learning that will result in continuing medical education.


2011-2014 and Curated by Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D. [Google+ Profile]