eMedicine is an online clinical medical knowledge base that was founded in 1996 by Scott Plantz and Richard Lavely, two medical doctors. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) It was sold to WebMD in January 2006. WebMD is a medical and wellness information service primarily known for its public Internet site which provides health information a symptom checklist pharmacy information blogs of
It is web-based and consists of clinical overviews of disease entities by experts in the field. The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked Hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. Continuing medical education credits may be extended to those who complete questionnaires relating to each of the articles. Continuing medical education (CME refers to a specific form of Continuing education (CE that helps those in the medical field maintain competence and learn about It consists of all the major topics that are found in each of 62 clinical subspecialties that comprise nearly all of clinical medicine. Each topic is written by a board certified subspecialist in the subspecialty to which the chapter-like article is assigned, and edited by three additional board certified subspecialists, as well as a pharmacy editor. All authors' and editors' academic affiliations are listed with their names. Approximately 10,000 doctors from all over the world helped create its content. All articles are updated periodically through a publication system designed specifically for the eMedicine site. It is read by doctors and medical students from approximately 120 countries. Updating occurs regularly as new advancements in medicine occur, and the date of the most recent update is published on each chapter.
A recent study showed that 12% of radiology residents used eMedicine as their first source when doing research on the internet. Radiology is the medical specialty directing Medical imaging technologies to diagnose and treat diseases Residency is a stage of graduate medical training. A resident physician or resident is a person who has received a Medical degree ( MD 
Another study ranking 114 sites rated it the second-highest Internet-based source of information for pediatric neuro-oncology, after the site of the National Cancer Institute. The National Cancer Institute (NCI is part of the United States Federal government's National Institutes of Health.