About Grepmed

Visual representation of grepmed: an image based alternative to traditional text based medical reference tools

Grepmed is a community-sourced, searchable medical image repository for referencing clinically relevant medical images.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and image reference search can provide significant cognitive offloading to busy clinicians and educators who are inundated by swaths of text from the EMR and traditional reference solutions.

Grepmed will make high yield diagnostic and management algorithms, guidelines, checklists, evidence summaries, clinical images (x-rays, rashes, ekgs, microscopy) and more easily accessible from any web browser. Clinically relevant images will be upvoted by the community through “likes” and bookmarks.

#FOAMed content creators will be able to share their infographic creations to a much wider audience, for much longer than the lifespan of a tweet. Bookmarking and search capabilities will make images previously relegated to the back of your phone’s camera roll much more likely to be rediscovered for teaching or personal use.

The more people use and contribute to the site, the more useful it will become.

Examples

Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine
Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
General Examples

Search details

Search is currently based on keywords/hash-tags rather than natural language search. Eg you would search “Diagnosis Pneumonia” rather than “Diagnosis of Pneumonia”.

Certain hash-tags are reserved to allow the user to filter down search results for relevance as the library continues to increase in size.

Images are subsequently tagged by specialty (Pediatrics, CriticalCare, Pathology, Radiology, Orthopedics, Cardiology, Obstetrics, Surgery, Neurology, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Nursing, etc)

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Consider being a contributor - create your image to upload or point to an image which is publicly available.

Team

Grepmed is headquartered in Sacramento, CA
Gerald Diaz Cofounder, Chief Medical Officer
Gerald got his MD from SLU, completed his residency at UC Davis Medical Center, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He currently works as an Academic Hospitalist.
Keyan Kousha Cofounder, Chief Technical Officer
Keyan has a BS in CS with Highest Honors from UC Davis. He spent 5 years as a lead systems engineer at an industry leading company that was acquired by IBM.
Christine Nguyen Editor, MSIV UC Davis School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Aaron Brown Editor, MSIV UC Davis School of Medicine, Anesthesia

Disclaimer

Grepmed and the images sourced through this website are NOT a substitute for clinical judgement. This website was made to assist in clinical knowledge recall and to supplement and support clinician judgement. Although these images are curated, as they are sourced from the community, there is no way to guarantee a consistent standard of accuracy and quality across the library of images. No significant clinical decisions should be made based on these images from this website without first consulting with a board-certified attending physician.