Welcome to wikiMD.org. WikiMD is a free wiki based medical encylcopedia and medical wiki community. My name is Prab and I am a current resident in Internal Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. I am also a techology enthusiast,having learnt several softwares and started websites like believerscafe, residentscafe and wikichristian. I started this wiki with a goal to build an open source and free medical encyclopedia using the collaborative Wiki technology.
Why a wiki?
It is found by various surveys that upto 60% of the people online have used the internet for accessing medical information. The wiki provides a wonderful opportunity to provide upto date information and links on any topic of interest in medicine and be a wiki forum for discussions and for forming patient support groups. While there are great wiki projects like wikipedia.org for developping general encyclopedia's, there is no dedicated medical wiki project, to the best of my knowledge. I feel that both the medical community and the general public interested in medical information can interact in a wiki platform to share the latest ideas and trends in medical knowledge.
WikiMD is currently looking for people interested in devolopping this project further and make this a lively wiki community on the internet. As a medical resident and administrator of several other websites, I personally cannot spend a lot of time on this project at this time. I strongly believe that there is a huge potential in this project and I am looking for people and partners to improve this project. Some of our other projects include Residentscafe, a popular website for residents and residency applicants, Believerscafe with over 35,000 pages and wikichristian, a christian wiki community.
As this is a collaborative effort, it can only be made possible by active participation from users like you! Remember that "when you cast your bread on the waters with faith, it will return one day back to you with butter on top of it".
If you are interested in becoming a sysop user with administrative previleges or have other ideas to improve or work together in this project, please feel free to contact me at prab at residentscafe dot com. I once again reaffirm that I do not have any commercial interest in this project. Together, we can do it!
-Prab R Tumpati, MD
Philadelphia, PA, USA.