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The Institute for Innovations in Medical Education helps faculty, students, and residents publish educational content using the iBooks Author platform and distribute their work through the iTunes store.

Our faculty members have published interactive multitouch iBooks in the areas of undergraduate and graduate medical education, teaching and learning skills, and quality improvement and patient education.

We encourage faculty authors to submit iBooks to the Association of American Medical Colleges’ MedEdPORTAL, an open exchange platform for educators to share peer-reviewed health education teaching and assessment resources, with support from our Program for Digital Learning. Published authors receive a formal citation for accepted publications, which are considered by many to be scholarly works that may support faculty advancement decisions.

Browse the complete collection of NYU School of Medicine iBooks or by topic area below. To learn more, please contact us at digitallearning@nyumc.org.

Undergraduate Medical Education

Virtual Prosections: The Series

Virtual Prosections: The Series

In this eight-part virtual prosections series, Victoria Harnik, PhD, and Sally Frenkel, PhD, use detailed, three-dimensional videos with audio narration to guide learners through a virtual tour of human anatomy. Each book provides material for use in laboratories and classes as well as in self-assessment. The books can be downloaded and include the following:

Neurobiology of Substance Abuse

Neurobiology of Substance Abuse

This book by Andrea Truncali, MD, Adina Kalet, MD, Frederick More, DDS, Madeline Naegle, MD, Ellen Tuchman, PhD, Kathleen Hanley, MD, and Sewit Bereket, MPH, contains peer-reviewed material that describes the brain structures responsible for addiction. Victor, a patient discussed throughout the book, exemplifies the emotional effects of substance abuse on loved ones. This book, which can be downloaded for free, is intended to facilitate the recognition of addiction as a disease of the brain and provides an understanding of how neurobiology research informs the treatment of addiction.

Radiology–Anatomy Correlation: In Lab Instruction

Radiology–Anatomy Correlation: In Lab Instruction

Maria C. Shiau, MD, Juan Miguel Delgado, MD, and Ivan De Kouchkovsky, MD, created this series, which can be downloaded for free. It is designed to provide radiology–anatomy correlation to medical students in the gross anatomy lab. The authors emphasize normal anatomic concepts and introduce the classic appearance of radiologic disorders students are likely to encounter in clinical clerkships. The use of radiology in patient assessment and diagnosis is discussed for the following:

  • lungs and central airways   
  • hoarseness
  • cardiac imaging
  • hernias
  • jaundice
  • pleura  
  • mesenteric vasculature
  • portal hypertension
  • fibroid embolization
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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Atherosclerosis

This book by Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD, provides an introduction to the basic principles of cost-effectiveness analysis and value assessment in atherosclerosis. describing how costs and health benefits are quantified and showing how these factors can be incorporated into healthcare decision-making. This book can be downloaded for free.

Quick Reference Guide to Radiological Imaging for Acute Abdominal Pain

Quick Reference Guide to Radiological Imaging for Acute Abdominal Pain

Begun as a project for the radiology selective at NYU School of Medicine, this book by Derek Freitas, MD, MSPH, Maria Shiau, MD, and Alampady Shanbhogue, MD, which can be downloaded for free, focuses on how to triage a patient’s complaint of acute abdominal pain and select an imaging modality. Because hospital clinicians rely on mobile technologies, the authors have organized current imaging recommendations from the American College of Radiology into one resource that’s accessible by phone or tablet.

This book targets medical students and interns, especially in emergency or surgical fields. It presents several common causes of acute abdominal pain, typical signs and symptoms, laboratory findings, and imaging recommendations. Where appropriate, alternative imaging options are presented.

Diabetes and Proteomics Study Guide Series

Diabetes and Proteomics Study Guide Series

Our faculty created this study guide series as a resource for first-year medical students at NYU School of Medicine to provide case-based basic science materials that compliment lectures on the following topics:

  • diabetes and proteomics
  • DNA mismatch repair and Lynch syndrome
  • insulin as paradigm for protein secretion
  • KRAS signaling in colon cancer
  • cardiac myocyte necrosis

This free series is available to NYU School of Medicine students by emailing So-Young Oh, MA, MS, Program Manager for Curriculum Development and Digital Learning at so-young.oh@nyulmc.org.

Graduate Medical Education

PEM Guides for Graduate Medical Education

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Guides

This book authored by Michael Mojica, MD, was developed as a point-of-care resource in pediatric emergency medicine departments. Not intended to be a definitive source, the guides focus on diagnostic, treatment, and disposition decisions and provide a concise answer to the question, “How do I take care of my pediatric patient in the emergency department?” This book, which was updated in March 2016 and can be downloaded for free, is ideal for medical students, residents, and faculty.

Key Concepts in Managing Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Key Concepts in Managing Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Pocket Guide

This book by Lisa B. Malter, MD, Sophie M. Balzora, MD, Martin J. Wolff, MD, and David P. Hudesman, MD, is for gastroenterology trainees facing the complex task of managing patients with inflammatory bowel disease. This pocket guide can supplement gastroenterology fellowship education by providing a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to managing inflammatory bowel disease. This reference represents currently available evidence and expert opinion and should not be used as a substitute for physicians’ clinical judgment. It can be downloaded for free.

TEE 101 for the Mitral Repair Surgeon

TEE 101 for the Mitral Repair Surgeon

This book by Alison F. Ward, MD, Patricia Ursomanno, PhD, Eugene A. Grossi, MD, Didier F. Loulmet, MD, and Robert Applebaum, MD, targets the cardiac surgeon-in-training and demonstrates the use of transesophageal echocardiography to evaluate the mitral valve using medical illustration, stills, and video. Transesophageal echocardiography is an essential part of mitral valve repair, and this book can assist learners in better understanding the utility of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography and to ultimately improve the quality of mitral valve repair. It can be downloaded for free.

Orientation to Chest MR Imaging with CT Correlation

Orientation to Chest Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Computed Tomography Correlation

This book, by Meghan Jardon, MD, Maria C. Shiau, MD, MA, and Alampady Shanbhogue, MD, can be downloaded for free and was designed for medical students, radiology residents, and attending physicians looking to expand their understanding of chest imaging. The clinical cases presented provide a useful side-by-side comparison of the utilities of CT and MRI in the imaging of different pathologies of the chest.

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Interprofessional Education and Practice Series

This series by  Sherry A. Greenberg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC; So-Young Oh, MA, MS; Lisa Altshuler, PhD; Nina Blachman, MD; Sondra R. Zabar, MD; Tara Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Jennifer Adams, MD, provides information about caring for older adults in interprofessional teams. The topics equate with online modules that were adapted from the NYU3T: Teaching, Technology, and Teamwork curriculum and are based on the John A. Hartford Foundation supported Geriatrics Interdisciplinary Team Training (GITT) Program at NYU. They include:

  • roles and responsibilities
  • effective healthcare teams
  • teamwork skills
  • effective communication skills
  • conflict resolution
  • interprofessional care planning

The iBook, which can be downloaded for free, was developed with funding from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D09HP25934 and title Advanced Nursing Education

Teaching and Learning Skills

e-Learning Cookbook: How to Create e-Learning Materials for Health Care Professionals

e-Learning Cookbook: How to Create e-Learning Materials for Health Care Professionals

This multitouch e-book by So-Young Oh, MA, MS, provides practical tips to help educators create their own elearning materials. The author presents guidelines and resources on starting a new elearning project, developing relevant instructional media, and evaluating the finished product. A checklist at the end of each section enables educators to follow the steps in designing effective e-learning resources. This book can be downloaded for free.

Active Learning in Medicine: A Practical Guide

Active Learning in Medicine: A Practical Guide

This iBook by So-Young Oh, MS, MA, and Victoria Harnik, PhD, which can be downloaded for free, highlights how experienced educators at the NYU School of Medicine design learning activities that engage our students. From team-based learning to small group discussion, authors share examples of their teaching sessions throughout the undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education curriculum.

NYU Institute for Innovations in Medical Education: 2015 Year in Review

Institute for Innovations in Medical Education: 2015 Year in Review

This report by Marc Triola, MD, Crystal Mainiero, and Violetta Kraja, MS, commemorates NYU Langone Health’s Institute for Innovations in Medical Education as one of the largest medical education innovation groups in the country and recognizes its growth and accomplishments in 2015. The report can be downloaded for free as an iBook or as a PDF.

NYULMC Institute for Innovations in Medical Education: 2014 Annual Report

Institute for Innovations in Medical Education: 2014 Annual Report

NYU Langone Health’s Institute for Innovations in Medical Education presented its first annual report in 2014, authored by Marc Triola, MD, Crystal Mainiero, Sabrina Lee, MPA, Violetta Kraja, MS, and Lisa Ng-Zhao. Included are details on the development and use of educational technologies and informatics in medical education. The report can be downloaded for free as an iBook.

Quality Improvement and Patient Education

Understanding Trouble with Eating: A Decision Making Tool

Understanding Trouble with Eating: A Decision Making Tool

This guide by Michael Perskin, MD, Allyson Herbst, MD, Sakina Ouedraogo Tall, MD, Yael Zweig, NP, and Victoria Brown, serves as a starting point for discussions with members of the medical team about preferences on how to approach eating or swallowing issues as part of advanced care planning. It is designed both to inform and to assist in making decisions now or at some point in the future. The guide can be downloaded for free.

User Guide for Understanding Trouble with Eating

User Guide for Understanding Trouble with Eating

Michael Perskin, MD, Allyson Herbst, MD, Sakina Ouedraogo Tall, MD, Yael Zweig, NP, and Victoria Brown author this user guide for healthcare professionals who want to use their other publication, Understanding Trouble with Eating: A Decision Making Tool (above). It can be downloaded for free.

NYULMC Epic MyChart Tutorial

Epic MyChart Tutorial

This iBook by Heather Leisy, MD, MBA, and Meleha Ahmad, a member of NYU School of Medicine’s Class of 2017, can be downloaded for free. It contains a tutorial on how to use key features of NYU Langone’s Epic MyChart® application. MyChart® is a free service that allows a patient to access parts of his or her medical record and communicate with a physician’s office.