New platform adds resources, no additional fees

All OUM students now have access to more texts, images, and videos through an additional Clinical Key platform designed specifically for pre-clinical medical education. The platform is called Clinical Key Medical Education (CKMedEd).

In addition to the expansion of content, CKMedEd also provides proprietary desktop and mobile apps that allow students to download texts and read them in a more book-like format, including the ability to save them to local drives or mobile devices for offline viewing. The apps also allow for bookmarking, notations, generation of flash cards, and other study tools. A detailed video walk-through of the new services can be found by visiting the Clinical Key course in Moodle.

“We are especially pleased that we are able to offer these additional resources without any increase in the annual library fee for 2019,” says Greg Beber, OUM’s Chief Information Officer. “And for students who choose to purchase paper copies of any Clinical Key or other Elsevier materials, we were able to secure a 25 percent discount.”

Personal registration now required

Access to CKMedEd will follow much the same model as current access to Clinical Key — automatic authentication from the Clinical Key course in Moodle, and direct access via the web after registration and activation of Remote Access. One major difference: Users must have a Clinical Key registration in order to access CKMedEd, since a primary feature of CKMedEd is maintenance of a personal “library” of texts, as well as accompanying notes, etc.

Students who have been using Clinical Key without a personal registration are now encouraged to create one. Simply access Clinical Key through Moodle, then click the “Register” link in the upper right of the screen.

Reactivating Remote Access

To access Clinical Key and/or CKMedEd online via the web, as opposed to through Moodle, students may need to reactivate Remote Access. Go to, log in using the username and password you created when you registered for Clinical Key, click the three lines in the upper right of the screen and select “Remote Access.” Once this is done, you will be able to access Clinical Key and CKMedEd through Moodle or directly on the web. In addition to the website noted above, the other direct web address is