Important updates about clinical tools and services

As part of changes announced Mar. 1, 2023, the CMA will no longer be including clinical tools and services as part of CMA membership, as of the following dates:

Apr. 28, 2023:

  • Ask a Librarian 
  • InfoPratique (Apr. 28 will be the final issue emailed to members; after that date, members can access new submissions and archived issues at until Dec. 1, 2023.)
  • Clinical blog

June 28, 2023:

  • Journals and textbooks lists (subscription-based journals and textbooks will be available through ClinicalKey until Dec 1, 2023 or search open access journals via PubMed or open access books via the National Library of Medicine Bookshelf)
  • CPS
  • DynaMed
  • UpToDate discount

Dec. 1, 2023:

  • CPG Infobase 
  • ClinicalKey 
  • Essential Evidence Plus 
  • POEMs

Alternative options for accessing clinical tools and services

Physicians and medical learners may have access to clinical information tools and/or library services through alternative providers, including hospitals, health systems, medical school libraries or other organizations.

Subscription and discount options are provided below:


Available until Dec. 1, 2023.

Different subscription packages are available through the publisher, Elsevier. Please note that current CMA membership subscription content (“ClinicalKey Flex”) is available to institutions only. Discounts are available for institutional subscriptions. To inquire about an institutional subscription to ClinicalKey Flex, please contact Shelley Singh (  


Canadian drug and therapeutic information is available through the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Discounts are available for groups of five (5) physicians or more. Please contact CPhA at or 800-917-9489.


Point-of-care summaries are available through EBSCO Health. Physicians who are interested in purchasing an annual subscription to DynaMed can do so at a special rate. To receive a 25% individual discount, please click here (offer is valid until Dec. 31, 2023). Additional discounts are available for physician group purchases and institutional subscriptions. Please contact:

Librarian/research services

Literature search services are offered by various health/medical organizations (e.g., the CFPC, hospitals, health systems, and medical school libraries, etc.) to their patrons at no cost. Some organizations also provide fee-based research services to external users. For example, the University Health Network (UHN) offers the HealthSearch service to health professionals and organizations outside the UHN community.

POEMs and Essential Evidence Plus

Available until Dec. 1, 2023.

Daily emails and point-of-care information are available through Wiley publishing.


Point-of-care information is available through Wolters Kluwer. To save 15% on your annual or longer personal UpToDate subscription renewal, use the coupon code CMA15 applicable for practicing physicians and CMA20 for residents and students. The discount is valid until December 31, 2023. Discounts are also available from the Canadian Federation of Medical Students, the Quebec Medical Federation of Students and the Ontario Medical Association.

Note – the above list is not exhaustive and focuses on tools and services available with CMA membership. Suggestions for additions can be sent to