About Digital Publishing

The goal of the Digital Publishing team is the unification of learning materials from across the College of Medicine curriculum, reducing the cognitive load so that students can spend their mental energy on learning the medical and scientific knowledge.

We create beautiful materials—visually and functionally consistent—that span all four years of undergraduate medical education, including a dissector and anatomy review for all four cohorts, an interactive neuroanatomy textbook, Clinical Skills, a clerkship Global Health course, and Radiology. Tap the buttons below to learn more!

I want to thank you for your beautiful work on the Microaggressions module. It’s BEAUTIFUL! The faculty I work with in IPE were blown away. Thank you for creating such an interactive module for students.

Skye McKennon
Associate Professor, PharmD, BCPS, CSM-GEI


See a sample of our great projects.

The team

Get to know all of us!

Why work with us?

Let's start with over fifty-five years of combined publishing experience.

Instructional Design

Spoiler alert: Good design leads to good instructional design!

About this site

The fun details: The fonts, the backend details, etc.


It was hard to choose a sample of our many web projects—they are all triumphs in their own way—but here are some that represent the broad range of our work. 

When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.

Henry J. Kaiser

The Medicine Digital Learning website

The Medicine Digital Learning site was created to serve as a consistent location for students to access online textbooks and materials created by our faculty. We have different categories of materials—from digital textbooks to online magazines (serial installments) to collections of links, all with cohesive format and function.


500+ published pages
Materials for all four years' of students, plus faculty, preceptors, and facilitators

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Global Health (Medclin 633)

Global Health is a well-rounded course that incorporates quizzes, opportunities for the student to engage with the material. It also accommodates different styles of learning, with videos, podcasts, articles, and chat prompts.


Dr. Joanna Breems
Year 4 course
10 modules, including 3 case studies

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Planetary Health

doctors standing in front of an illustration of the earth

Planetary Health is a pre-clerkship course that started as a series of Powerpoints, with great content but no cohesion throughout. We put the materials all in one location, and worked to format them consistently so that they feel like a complete package of learning content.


Dr. Anne Grossman
Pre-session materials
Years 1 and 2
9 modules

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Microaggressions session

Microaggressions is a single interactive module that takes students through a range of scenarios. Mini quizzes are included throughout so that students can gauge their understanding of the topic.


Dr. Skye McKennon
Pre-session materials
Interprofessional Education (IPE) session
1 module

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Molecular Biology and Chemistry

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry contains 24 sessions' worth of clearly written, well organized materials, including concise answers to learning objectives, reading guides, one-pagers, and mini quizzes so that students can assess where they are in their understanding of the content. This is one of the first of the Year 1 students' courses. Having their materials neatly packaged and linked to from E.Flo MD is particularly conducive to engagement, at a time of significant transition and a steep learning curve.


Ted Chauvin, PhD
Pre-session course materials
Year 1
25 pages

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OB/gyn and Reproductive Health

OB/Gyn and Reproductive Health is a resource for all students, with female reproductive lecture material from all four years of medical school, as well as links to recommended e-textboooks, videos, podcasts, apps, and websites. Additionally, there is a downloadable resource with templates for Ob/gyn notes and presentations and resources for those interested in Ob/Gyn as a career.


Dr. Dawn Kopp
Reference materials for all students and preceptors
34 pages

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The Digital Publishing team

The Digital Publishing team is in the Office of Curriculum, and we work closely with members of the Office of Technology and the department of Academic Operations.

Faculty partners

We are nothing without our authors! See our portfolio to see the work that we've collaborated on. We'd love to work with you, too. Please get in touch!

Why work with us?

The short version

We are here to make faculty look good.

Imagine: Students absorbing your wisdom through superb digital content.

We can take care of this for you.

The Digital Publishing team digitizes your content and shares it via the web and other digital platforms. With decades of experience in publishing, we love this kind of work!

You don’t have to be a web wizard or an expert at formatting Word documents—give us your knowledge, and we’ll weave it into a beautiful and well-structured website, presentation, or eBook. We’ll:

 eBook design and production

 Information architecture

Page templates, layouts, and design

 User interface and experience

 Learning module creation, design, and hosting

 Copy editing

Our projects have an intuitive, consistent look and interface, so students can effortlessly dig in to their job—learning.

Everyone wins!

You don’t have to fuss with documents, your materials look better than anything on ClinicalKey, and your students can carry on . . . absorbing your brilliance.

Instructional design

Spoiler alert!

Good design leads to good instructional design! Richard Mayer’s Multimedia Learning breaks down the principles that we consider when designing our learning resources:

Reduce extraneous processing

coherence, signaling, redundancy, and contiguity principles

Manage essential processing

segmenting, pre-training, and  modality principles

Foster generative processing

personalization, voice, and embodiment principles

We can take care of this for you.

The Instructional Design team integrates digital resources, content, design, and instructional techniques to deliver an innovative all-digital curriculum. We can help you structure materials and teaching methods to create the best learning environment for students; moreover, we assist faculty in learning how to use the technology that students use to study (and also expect to use in their courses). Faculty who work with the Instructional Design team don’t have to be experts at Zoom, digital whiteboards, or E.Flo MD—we:

 Copy editing

 Content curation

 Design and production

 Learning module creation, design, and hosting

 Instructional strategies

 Infographics, image search, and licensing

Perfection is always the goal, and it is rarely achieved, especially on the first round. We do our best, then revise and iterate for the next year.

We strengthen your learning materials so you shine as the expert.

The goal of the Instructional Design team is to help strengthen our faculty’s work by identifying areas where including technology would help, or by reviewing your materials and making sure they look consistent, function well, and accommodate a range of learning styles.

We want you to focus on teaching and stop wrestling with formatting.

Our faculty create the content they want students to learn, and we make it cohesive with the rest of the curriculum, and thus easier for students to master.

Faculty can shine as experts in their field, while we take care of making the materials look appealing and the teaching look high-tech and effortless.

Please get in touch!

We'd love to work with you on teaching and learning materials.

About this site

Let’s talk fonts

Students and faculty need materials that look and function consistently—so they can spend their energy on learning, not wondering how the textbook works or hunting for books.

Just because it is utilitarian, though, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful, right?

Alegreya is the typeface for the Medicine Digital Learning site and all of our ebooks. The serif variation is designed for literature, which makes it a pleasure to read. Of course, our material is more concrete, but that doesn’t mean it should not look appealing—think of the volumes of illustrations by Dr. Frank H. Netter! We should be surrounded by beauty everywhere, and this is our contribution to that.

Alegreya comes in a serif and sans serif. This is important because we like to use sans serifs in tables and image captions, so the two typefaces work together well: font sizes and weights are complimentary (and one less thing to remember while we design all the pages) and look cohesive. An example is how hyperlinks are set in sans serif, but the running text around it might be set in a serif. We want the type to appear the same size—if it’s the same font family, then the measurement will be the same.

Both typefaces are very full fonts, too—the serif has 16(!) and the sans has 28(!!), including all variations of weights, italics, and small caps (always properly and generously tracked, dear reader, always!). The serif italics feel elegant and graceful, with just enough contrast in the strokes to give it some movement. The sans small caps in extrabold and black are almost playful, especially the kick of the Q.

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