Following a year of free access, the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine mobile app will be soon moving towards a subscription-based model.
The McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine mobile app, available for iOS and Android, was launched in November 2019. It has been well received by users around the world and won favorable reviews.
The app provides convenient access to the textbook chapters, which are continually updated and expanded, with new texts added regularly. On top of that, the app features the Spotlight and Rapid Refreshers modules for quick browsing of recently published articles and videos.
Since its launch, the app has been offered free of charge. However, to ensure the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine is maintained and keeps evolving on different platforms, it has become clear a subscription fee would need to be put in place. Staying true to our original goals of developing a resource that is evidence based, practical, and affordable, we have established the price at CAD$9.99 for a period of 12 months (or equivalent in your local currency). It is our hope that this fee will not prove prohibitive, while at the same time it will help us keep the McMaster Textbook going in the years ahead.
Users who do not wish to purchase a subscription will still maintain access to the Spotlight and Rapid Refreshers modules as well as a limited number of chapters (including COVID-19). At the same time, the web-based version of the McMaster Textbook will remain available free of charge.
We hope that this decision will be met with understanding and that it will not affect the way you have been using the McMaster Textbook in your daily practice.
We are enormously grateful to all the generous individuals who have been supporting the McMaster Textbook over these past months and years. Your kind words of encouragement have motivated us to move ahead and have shaped the textbook as you can see it today.
As always, we will be happy to hear from you. Please direct all comments and questions to [email protected].
McMaster Textbook Editorial Team