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Eleven or 12 issues of Medicine Today are published annually. The full text of all Feature Articles and Regular Series articles published in Medicine Today since January 2000 is available on this website. For more information on the editorial content of Medicine Today, read our About Medicine Today section.

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Australian healthcare professionals who have an Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) number, medical students and paid subscribers to the online and/or print editions of Medicine Today have immediate access to all content on this website. This includes access to the full text of all Feature Articles and Regular Series articles, as well as Supplements, Clinical Flowcharts, Patient Handouts and the Dermatology Quiz. They also have immediate access to the websites of the sister publications: Cardiology TodayEndocrinology Today, Respiratory Medicine Today and Pain Management Today

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By taking part in Medicine Today’s Online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Journal Program you can earn points towards your vocational registration requirements, keep up to date and review your clinical knowledge.

Medicine Today’s CPD Journal Program is accredited by the:

  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for its Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) Program

Each month we add two new CPD modules to our program. The modules are based on the in-depth Feature Articles published in Medicine Today. GPs can earn 3 category 2 CPD points by completing each CPD module online.

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  • read one open access article in each issue of Medicine Today
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How to access content

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You must be logged in before you can read the full text of all articles (excluding open access articles) and download pdfs. The Log In button is found at the top right hand corner of each page. If you are not a subscriber, you will be directed to a page to purchase a subscription before you can access the full text or download the pdf. Pdf links to articles are located next to the article abstract.

Links to Recent Articles on similar subject areas, Patient Handouts and Supplements are found on the abstract pages of each article. If an article has been updated and published at a later date in a Medicine Today supplement you will be directed to the revised article.


There are various ways you can browse the content on this website.

  • Past Issues: browse our content by year and month of publication.
  • Topics: browse articles by broad topic areas.
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  • Patient Handouts: look for patient handouts according to topic area – our Patient Handouts are available free of charge to nonsubscribers, as well as subscribers.
  • Clinical Flowcharts: find articles that include flowcharts to help guide the diagnosis, investigation and management of various conditions.
  • Supplements: read our collections of Medicine Today articles on specific disease states.
  • Multimedia: watch video highlights from conferences and videos and podcasts on specific topics


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