The Universal Notes Product

Next generation technology

Interactive medical content delivered to your iPhone or Android smartphone, iPad, or Android tablet, and fully integrated with the web. Universal Notes has a device agnostic and seamless user experience so the information travels with the user and connects them every step of the way. Students can connect with friends and classmates through annotations, direct messages, and directly inside of the content itself. Universal Notes was built by students, for students in order to best understand and meet their educational needs.

On The Web

Universal Notes is a study tool unlike any other ever developed. For the first time, everything a medical student needs to know before they become a doctor is coming together in one place. The organizational framework for the educational content is competency-based and intuitive, allowing for rapid identification of curricular material. Unlike other “crowd sourced” information sources, Universal Notes is being meticulously built by medical students and medical educators who understand the processes of accreditation, the requirements for licensing exams, and most importantly, the primary goal of exceptional patient care.

On The Go

Universal Notes is not only a learning tool for students, but also a powerful teaching tool for faculty and residents. This portable curriculum is built specifically for the educational needs of students, and helps guide physician educators as they teach to the appropriate competencies and educational level of their students. No more looking through multiple sources to find the best description. No more searching for the right picture. Universal Notes will have it at all at your fingertips.

Comprehensive Medical School Competencies and Content

The design of Universal Notes began with the simple question, "What must a medical student know before they graduate?" The answer to that question is found in the more than 3,500 competencies embedded within the content. Competencies help drive the content to ensure students truly learn the necessary material.

The content is thorough and robust, and covers every aspect of medical education expected of a graduating medical student. The systems-based organization is replete with disease, drug, and bug topics that tell the patient’s story from beginning to end, allowing for complete integration of basic science and clinical content to help prepare students for USMLE, NBME, and COMLEX exams.

The inclusion of LCME educational standards adds value for medical school administrators seeking assurance that all accreditation educational requirements are covered.