About

almostadoctor is a place for medical professional and students to learn about stuff. It is run by Dr Tom Leach. In 2009, Tom saw a huddle of people around a photocopies in the Hospital Library. They were passing round copies of his notes. Ever since then, Tom has uploaded all of his notes, and encouraged his friends to do the same.

Since then almostadoctor has grown incorporate hundreds of articles from many authors, blogs, mind maps, and loads of other useful resources!By 2012, there were over 2000 pages of content written by tens of authors from all over the world. Tom opened up almostadoctor to all for editing in a bid to keep it relevant, up to date, and to improve the referencing and credibility of the site. Its sort of like wikipedia (you can edit our stuff!) but it has to be approved by one of our doctors before it goes live on the site.

 

Why did we go wiki(ish)?
  • To improve our content
  • To help keep the site up-to-date and relevant
  • To improve our referencing (to improve our content’s credibility as a scientific source of information)
How does it work?
  • First; log in!
  • When you view an article, at the top of the screen is an edit button.
  • Click on it, and you’ll be taken to our fancy text editor, where you can make changes, upload images, and add sources.
  • Once you save your article, it will go up ‘for review’. Your changes won’t be visible to anybody else yet.
  • A doctor will review your changes, and, if they are accepted, your version of the article will become the official almostadoctor article!
  • If you want to submit a new article, you can do this through our existing submission form
Who are we?
Good question!
·         Much of the hard work behind the scenes on the website itself, working with bloggers, writers and reps,  and on a lot of the content, is done by Tom Leach now a GP Trainee in Australia. Tom trained at Manchester, UK, worked for two years at the Royal Bolton Hospital as a Foundation Doctor, and then moved to Australia in October 2013.
I also want to thank Dr Patrick Green for all of his hard work as a medical student. He helped to co-ordinate almostadoctor reps, organising publicity and sponsorship, and generally coming up with new ways to expand and improve the site.
·         There are also about 20 other ‘official’ article writers who are involved to varying degrees, from around the UK. Some have written many articles, whilst others have submitted one or two through our online system. Finally we currently have about 5 dedicated bloggers.
·         See a  Full list of official participants
Why should I register?
There are loads of reasons you might want to register with almostadoctor… least of all its completely free! Also:
  • You have a ‘profile page’. Tell us a bit about yourself, make friends, write a blog.
  • (And if you don’t want to remain anonymous…) You can link your account to facebook
    • When you’re logged into facebook, you’re logged into almostadoctor
    • Your facebook profile pic is automatically synchronised to your almostadoctor profile almostadoctor
  • We’ll never sell or giveaway your details to a third party. We might (very) occasionally send you a newsletter. But like, hardly ever. We’ve sent about five in 8 years.