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Welcome to MDWiki, the home of Wiki Project Med Foundation and our efforts to develop and distribute offline medical content (apps and IIAB).

Our goal is to make clear, reliable, comprehensive, up-to-date education resources and information in the biomedical and related social sciences freely available to all people in the language of their choice, online and off. While we are working on resources for all people, we are particularly interested in developing material useful for those in low and middle income countries.

MDWiki's content efforts involve further developing Wikipedia's medical content. This is being carried out by some of Wikipedia's historically most prolific medical editors.

We are a tax deductible charity Archived 2022-01-06 at the Wayback Machine in the United States and welcome Donations! Archived 2023-07-01 at the Wayback Machine Join at no associated cost Archived 2023-01-07 at the Wayback Machine.

Overview

Projects

Registration

  • We use OAuth Archived 2020-10-09 at the Wayback Machine which means you can log in using your Wikipedia credentials.
  • To gain the ability to edit please leave us a request HERE

Differs from Wikipedia

The content efforts is to create medical content with improved multimedia interactability and for offline use. It differs from Wikipedia in the following ways:

  1. We encourage the inclusion of video, including video under Non-Commerical (NC) Archived 2021-02-28 at the Wayback Machine and NoDerivatives (ND) Archived 2021-01-29 at the Wayback Machine licenses. The latter are hosted at NC Commons Archived 2021-06-02 at the Wayback Machine. We only accept CC BY SA Archived 2016-12-21 at the Wayback Machine, CC BY Archived 2017-10-16 at the Wayback Machine, and public domain text. Examples of articles using an NC image are here and here.
  2. Costs of medications are not only permitted but encouraged. And we include medication doses.
  3. We write for a general audience, with efforts to approach a grade 12 reading level, with the understanding that many of the people who use this resource may speak English as a second language.
  4. Editing is restricted to registered and approved individuals. The application process is here Archived 2021-11-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. We have a code of conduct, though Wikipedia does now as well Archived 2023-10-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. Paid conflict of interest editing is not permitted (disclosed or otherwise). Case by case exceptions may be made following discussion.
  7. We are open to innovation! The goal is to provide the best possible content for our users.

Collaborators

Work in progress

You can join, and become an editor.

This site is growing out of Meta-Wiki Archived 2013-07-14 at the Wayback Machine and Wikipedia Archived 2020-10-03 at the Wayback Machine. We have attribution to Wikipedia, where much of the content originates, in the footers. We are working on a full history import. This project is run by a Wikimedia thematic organization Archived 2020-08-13 at the Wayback Machine and not by the Wikimedia Foundation Archived 2020-06-30 at the Wayback Machine.