From the Editors

Blackbook is an ongoing project organizing medical presentations into schemes. It is the result of the hard work and dedication of medical students and faculty at the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine. We are proud that healthcare practitioners and trainees across North America find Blackbook to be a useful tool.

Blackbook continues to evolve and improve during each edition. In this newest print we have added and modified several schemes, including a new page for interpretation of pulmonary function tests, among numerous smaller edits and spelling corrections. We’re working on an open access, online version of Blackbook that will link to and integrate our other project, Calgary Cards. Cards is another study aid that employs student-authored patient scenarios in MCQ format. If students are struggling in a particular area (e.g., acid-base questions), Cards is a great way to get some extra practice. Cards is free and in constant development – check it out!

As always, we welcome feedback, suggestions, edits, or ideas for new schemes for medical presentations, then please e-mail us at

Thank you and happy learning!

Rebecca Phillips, Ainna Preet Randhawa & Vaneet Randhawa