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 is available to institutions only.


Canadian drug and therapeutic information is available through the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Physicians who are interested in purchasing an annual subscription can do so at a special rate. To save up to 40% off of CPS Full Access or CPS Drug Information, please click here (offer is valid until Oct. 31, 2023). Additional 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

HealthSearch is a fee-based research and information service for health professionals and organizations outside the University Health Network 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 CMAPC1 at checkout by August 31, 2023. Even if your subscription is active, you can renew at the discounted rate and your new subscription will begin when your current one ends. 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