After a careful analysis and consideration by Medgadget editors, we are pleased to present the finalists of the sixth annual Medical Weblog Awards. But first, a few notes.
Voting will begin this coming Wednesday, January 27, 2010 and will close 12 midnight on Sunday, February 14, 2010 (EST). We will have instructions, voting booths, and further details here at Medgadget.com.
The 2009 Medical Weblog Awards is proudly sponsored by Epocrates, developers of the #1 medical application trusted by over 900,000 healthcare professionals. Epocrates is generously donating an iPod touch to winners in each category along with a subscription to its most popular premium suite, Epocrates Essentials. The grand prize winner in the Best Medical Weblog category will receive an iPod touch with the top-of-the-line suite, Epocrates Essentials Deluxe, and a $50 iTunes gift card. Epocrates premium mobile suite provides clinicians with all they need at the point of care – from drugs to diseases and diagnostics. The grand prize package is valued at over $500.
The medical blogosphere continues to diversify, and our awards clearly show the growth in numbers and improvement in quality of blogs over the years. What has particularly impressed us this year is the number of candidates in the Clinical Sciences category. Previously almost disregarded, this category now sports excellent places to read clinical reviews, check out interesting case reports, and more.
Lastly, we would like to thank everyone for taking the time to nominate their favorite medical blogs. As our judging team went through the dozens of blogs in each category, we enjoyed looking through so many fascinating sites, some known to us, some recently born, but all dedicated to the advancement of the science and art of medicine. We know firsthand that each blog is someone’s labor of love, and that blogging is both labor intensive and a very personal experience, and as such, we took the job of selecting the finalists very seriously.
And now, please meet the finalists!
The Blog that Ate Manhattan
Clinical Cases and Images
Dr Shock MD PhD
Gary Schwitzer’s HealthNewsReview Blog
Musings of a Distractible Mind
Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
Literature, Arts and Medicine Blog
Medical moments in 55 words
other things amanzi
The Quack Doctor
Clinical Cases and Images
Life in the Fast Lane
Renal Fellow Network
The ACP Advocate Blog
The Covert Rationing Blog
Pharma Marketing Blog
Australian Health Information Technology
The Queen of Optimism
Six Until Me
technical right below elbow amputee issues
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