UpToDate Grant Program: Frequently Asked Questions
Please find below answers to frequently asked questions regarding the UpToDate International Grant Subscription program on GHDonline. If you do not find the information you need in this page, please contact us with detailed question(s).
• In what format is UpToDate available? (New 01/05/2010)
• What can clinicians do with UpToDate? (New 01/05/2010)
UpToDate is an evidence-based, peer-reviewed clinical information resource available via the Web, desktop computer, and PDA.
With UpToDate, you can answer questions quickly, increase your clinical knowledge, and improve patient care. Independent studies confirm these benefits.
The UpToDate community includes our faculty of more than 4,000 leading physicians, peer reviewers, and editors and over 360,000 users. Our faculty writes topic reviews that include a synthesis of the literature, the latest evidence, and specific recommendations for patient care. Our users provide feedback to the editorial group. This community's combined efforts result in the most trusted, unbiased medical information available.
UpToDate is available via the Web, desktop computer, and PDA.
UpToDate covers the following specialties: Adult Primary Care and Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Family Medicine; Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Hematology; Infectious Diseases; Nephrology and Hypertension; Neurology; Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health; Oncology; Pediatrics; Pulmonary, Critical Care; and Sleep Medicine; and Rheumatology.
With UpToDate, you can:
• Answer questions quickly
• Increase your clinical knowledge
• Improve patient care
• Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit when applicable and each time you research a question using your individual subscription
• Use the Patient Information to educate your patients
Of course! If you have never used UpToDate, we recommend that you take the online demo provided by UpToDate on their website before applying, either in Flash movie format or in HTML format. If you would like to take the tour off-line, please download the PowerPoint version of the demo.
Currently, UpToDate is only available in English. If you have a working knowledge of medical English, you may still want to apply and use the Google Translation tool in order to translate content as needed.
For online access from a desktop (or laptop) computer, UpToDate online is validated for use with the current versions of the following browsers: Internet Explorer; FireFox; Opera; Safari.
Applicants must be primary care physicians who practice and/or teach in medically underserved communities, and do not currently have access to UpToDate.
If you are a medical student, we advise you to discuss this grant with your professors and/or dean of faculty and consider applying with your university. Furthermore, if your university has partnerships with local organizations to support the provision of health care or related services in the community, or that you personally volunteer with a health care provider that offers services to underserved populations in your area, you should also consider applying with them.
Organizations and NGOs operating in multiple countries and sites should discuss with their program managers which programs or sites have the best chances at qualifying for the grant before applying. The decision to send one or several applications for different sites/programs per organization should take into account the information needed to apply and the requirements for grantees as detailed in the application. Please note that UpToDate limits online access to a maximum of 5 IP addresses per grantee, and that UpToDate is only available in English.
In order to guide your organization in this decision, you may want to answer the following sample of questions:
- Are your sites/programs independently registered and run at the country level, or are they “subsidiaries” of the main organization? What does this mean in terms of budget and funding sources?
- Among your programs/sites, which ones have a senior clinical staff member that could assume the role of UpToDate liaison and therefore organize one on-site training session and regularly contribute to GHDonline (see grantee requirements for more details)?
- Of all your programs/sites, which one has the smallest budget/resources for training?
There is no fee to apply to this new international grant subscription. If you would like more information on regular subscription options, please visit UpToDate’s Subscribe/Renew page.
If you are encountering issues with an existing UpToDate account or services, you should contact the UpToDate Customer Service with your full contact information and details on the issue.
UpToDate Customer Service Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, excluding United States holidays
Phone: 1-800-998-6374 United States and Canada
+1-781-392-2000 all other countries
If you or your organization operates within the U.S. and provides care to underserved populations, UpToDate runs a similar grant program with the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) - the contact and info are available on the SGIM website.
Last updated January 5, 2010