What is the Calgary Guide?

The Calgary Guide is a compendium of flow-charts that link disease pathophysiology and disease manifestation. It is not a collection of summary notes, not a compiled list of answers to exam questions, and it contains no paragraphs or pages of text. Instead, the diagrams in The Calgary Guide connect the pathophysiology of diseases with their clinical findings and complications, explaining concisely and coherently the links in between. Watch Dr Yan Yu, our founder, introduce the concept and the impact of The Calgary Guide in this video:

Our flow-chart format allows the pathophysiology to be explained in a step-by-step manner, facilitating student understanding of disease manifestation in a logical way, minimizing confusion. The content is written in simple language, understandable to most students with a first-year undergraduate biology background. Everything about the disease is on one slide, making the content concise and readable. Faculty at the University of Calgary review all material to ensure the accuracy of the information presented. Watch our founder describe what makes our content different from other medical resources:

The Calgary Guide makers are not out to make money. We have ensured that our resource will be free at the point of access. The Calgary Guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) License. This means our work is freely out there for use, and the only strings attached are that if you want to use or re-adapt the work in any way you must cite us as your source, and that you may not use our material for commercial purposes.