There are a number of medical student publications that put the skills of U of T medical students to good use. From comedy to serious scientific writing, there's a place for writers of all styles. Some of these publications have been around for a while (the UTMJ was established in 1923) and contribute to the U of T Medicine mystique.

Many of the publications fall under the portfolio of the Medical Society VP Publications. Contact VP Publications for more information about how to get involved.


Essentials of Clinical Examination Handbook
The Essentials of Clinical Examination Handbook is one of the valuable handbooks published by the undergraduate medical class of the University of Toronto. The aim of the book is to provide a condensed and practical guide to assist in the development of history taking and physical examination skills of the physician in training. A universal approach is taken towards developing clinical skills, making this book an excellent reference for a variety of clinically oriented courses. The content is all student-generated and is reviewed by the faculty at the University of Toronto and by the prominent physicians affiliated with U of T's world class network of teaching hospitals. This handbook has become the must-have reference for almost every medical student across Canada and is quickly growing in the United States and Europe.

This book can be purchased at the University of Toronto Book Stores and many other stores where medical textbooks are sold.

Toronto Notes
The Toronto Notes 2009 is a comprehensive package of review material useful for medical students. Students studying for medical licensing exams have found that this is the one book that is able to quickly prepare you for the medical school licensing exam.

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University of Toronto Medical Journal (UTMJ)
UTMJ is Canada's oldest running undergraduate student run publication (since 1924). Featuring review articles, news and opinions, this quarterly publication is a great resource for students and professionals alike. The UTMJ is funded in part by its subscribers and in part by the Medical Society.

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Droopy Lid
The Droopy Lid is now the irreverent voice of Toronto Medical students, featuring humor in the vein of The Onion and National Lampoon.
The Pulse
The Pulse is a newspaper that focuses on issues related to medicine. Contributions and letters are welcome from all U of T students, faculty, and staff. This newspaper brings together different viewpoints and fosters an interdisciplinary approach to medicine. The name "The Pulse" was chosen because the pulse is a vital sign in medicine that is often monitored in patients. The Pulse monitors the vital opinions of the U of T community on issues related to medicine.

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Meds Redbook and Student Planner
The Meds Red Book is a directory of all students in the undergraduate medical program and also includes a list of key faculty and student support contacts that are useful to the student body. This is distributed free of charge to all students in the month of September. The free Meds Student Planner is also handed out in September. Compiling the Redbook and Planner is the responsibility of the Medical Society VP Publications.
Essentials of Pharmacology Handbook
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