From the Editors
Welcome to the Blackbook, an ongoing project organizing medical presentations into schemes. The Blackbook 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 around the world find the Blackbook to be a useful tool in their learning.
The Blackbook continues to evolve with each new version. This fifteenth edition features cover artwork hand-drawn by a talented medical student in our class, Fajr. You can check out more of her artwork on Instagram @artbyfajr.
As medical students, we are often asked, “What is your approach to X?”. The Blackbook presents information that is organized into scheme-based approaches. The Blackbook website continues to integrate with other University of Calgary resources, the Calgary Guide and Calgary Cards, an online study aid using patient case-centered multiple-choice questions. These resources aim to facilitate the direct translation of scheme-oriented learning into clinical scenario practice so that students can confidently answer the question, “What is your approach to X?”.
We continue to strive to make the Blackbook a leading study resource. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback, corrections, or ideas for new schemes.
Thank you and happy learning!
Anya Friesen & Kamiko Bressler