Probably should add this to the List of Medical Wikis…but perhaps I’ll hold off until it is out of private beta.
The mission of The Medpedia Project is to build and support a community of volunteers to organize — and make understandable — the world’s best information about medicine, health, and the body and to make it freely available through the website Medpedia.com.
The Medpedia.com website is currently in private beta. If you would like to join The Medpedia Project, apply to be a Contributor.
Contributors seek to compile the very best search results for 10,000’s of health related terms, as well as establish a neutral point of view in all the content on the site. Contributors know that Quality and Comprehensiveness on Medpedia.com is an ongoing work. Older pages tend to be more comprehensive and balanced, while newer pages tend to be shorter, and may temporarily contain misinformation or vandalism. Search results on Medpedia.com are continually edited and improved by Contributors, generally resulting in an upward trend of quality.
Medpedia.com is maintained by Medpedia.com Inc., a part of Ooga Labs, a technology greenhouse in San Francisco, and runs on Mediawiki, an open source software project which runs many wikis including Wikipedia. Like Wikipedia, the content created on Medpedia.com is freely licensable under the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL).
Medpedia Board of Advisors
* Joseph B. Martin, MD, PhD — Former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University
* Linda Hawes Clever, MD, MACP — Clinical Professor, University of California San Francisco Medical School
* Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD — Professor, University of Michigan Medical School
I’m interested to see the application to become an contributor…
…but I’m puzzled to see no critieria for the acceptance of applications.
As a way of building community, Medpedia is also starting up a blog network:
The Medpedia Blog Network is made up of Medpedia Contributors who are also high-quality bloggers that cover medicine and health. The Blog Network helps Contributors find new readers, and helps Medpedia users find other sites with relevant content.
Interesting to see another take on how to administer a medical wiki and it’ll be fun to see how it evolves.