My name is Prab Tumpati and I started this website, along with some friends, in order to build a free open source medical encyclopedia editable by any one. Having started successful websites like Residentscafe, a popular website for residents and residency applicants, Believerscafe and WikiChristian.org, I felt a strong need for a medical wiki that is written and updated by users from all over the world. While there are some great general encyclopedia's such as wikipedia, there are no specialized medical wiki encyclopedias to my knowledge.
WikiMD was set up to provide the platform for people around the world to document and share all human knowledge in the feild of health sciences. While this might seem a daunting task, it is not an impossible task given the collaborative potential in wiki's. Wikipedia was setup by 2 motivated people in 2001 and today provides hundreds of thousands of useful pages as they build the world's biggest free wiki encyclopedia. As the old adage goes, there is power in unity.
Please leave your ideas in the discussion page here and/or send them to me via email. If you are interested in becoming a sysop user with administrative previleges or have any ideas to improve or work together in this project, please feel free to contact me at prab at residentscafe dot com.
Personal Declaration from the founder
I declare that I do not have any commercial interest in this project and would be interested in making this into a non-profit organization with support from users like you. Let us work together to make a difference in the world and join our hands in a project that has tremoundous potential. Together, we can do it!
-Prab R Tumpati, MD
Philadelphia, PA, USA. Founder, WikiMD.org and WikiChristian.org