ClinicalKey drives better care by delivering fast, concise answers, and deep access to evidence whenever, wherever you need it. ClinicalKey includes access to 1,000+ textbooks, 600 full-text journals, images, videos and customizable patient handouts across 30+ medical specialties


Access ClinicalKey is included in the cost of CMA membership and is valued at $1,200* a year. Not a CMA member? Join today. *$1,200 represents the maximum cost of an annual personal subscription to a single ClinicalKey specialty package.

Key content

  • Popular textbooks include Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical PracticeCurrent Surgical TherapyMiller's Anesthesia, and Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

  • Set alerts and read Elsevier and selected third party full-text journals, including American Family Physician, the Lancet, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Clinics of North America series

  • NEW! Clinical overviews provide easy-to-scan, clinically focused medical topic summaries

Key features

  • Patient education customization allows members to add special instructions and contact information, and choose text size for printing.

  • Mobile optimization means ClinicalKey adapts to any mobile device so you can discover fast answers and deep evidence — anytime, anywhere. Note: the ClinicalKey app is not currently available to CMA members, but quick access to the optimized online version is available under “Evidence” in the Joule App - Apple and Android. 

  • Presentation maker allows you to export text and images with citations to PowerPoint to share the latest medical and surgical information.

  • Continuing professional development allows you earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each search conducted through ClinicalKey. Note: An activated ClinicalKey Personal Account is required. Click “CME” under the hamburger menu in the top right hand corner of ClinicalKey. Potential credits are tracked and certificates can be printed.

Activate your account for full access

Activate your ClinicalKey account for access to your search history, saved content, new journal issue alerts, book PDFs, the presentation maker, CPD credits and tracking and other personalization features.

  1. In Clinical Key, click the “Activate” link under "Logged in via Canadian Assoc Med" or the hamburger menu.

  2. Enter your name and email address and accept the registered user agreement.

  3. You’re done! You should now see your name in the top right hand corner.

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ClinicalKey drives decision-making with a clinical search engine that gives you quick access to better evidence.

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“ClinicalKey has become an essential complement to DynaMed and UpToDate when I am at my patient's bedside”

— Dr. Pierre Harvey, CMA Member