Putting the entirety of the medical education curriculum in one place has been both exciting and daunting. We continue to be impressed with the massive amount of truly essential material that a medical student should know prior to graduation. However, we are getting there, one day at a time!
A special thanks to all of our student authors who continue to provide material and insight into improving the e-book.
Version 2.1 was expanded from 21 to 28 chapters, with new and expanded chapters on Research and Research Integrity, the System of Health Care, Genetic Diseases, and the Cell and Molecular Foundations.
Version 2.1 contains an influx of new basic science material with associated figures and graphs. Several sections in each of the systems have been completed, with more being added daily.
Version 2.1 includes several thousand competencies attached to educational material throughout the book. We plan to have all educational material attached to competencies in version 2.2, which is planned for release this October.
Version 2.1 now contains 31 Critical Thinking Exercises, many of which are clinical scenarios, to stimulate students to integrate their knowledge across several disciplines.
Version 2.1 indicates in each chapter where the major LCME accreditation standards, Graduation Questionnaire Topics, and the new Entrustable Professional Core Competencies are covered, some even down to the topic. We plan to have all pertinent topics linked to these entities in version 2.2, which is planned for release this October.
We hope you have enjoyed using Universal Notes as much as we have enjoyed creating it. As always, we welcome your feedback on how we can improve the product for your learning. In the end, it is the care of the patient that really matters.
Aaron McGuffin, M.D.