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Wikipedia for Medicine

MedPedia is a new project similar to Wikipedia but for medicine. It will act as an online collaborative medical encyclopedia available to the general public. Unlike Wikipedia, content editors and creators are required to have an MD or a PhD. Organizations funding MedPedia include some well-known acronyms: CDC, NIH, and FDA.

One question remains: will MedPedia be a significant improvement over existing sites such as WebMD and MayoClinic? We will see when the site goes live at the end of 2008.