When did you realize you wanted to be a doctor?

What was your Key moment?

What’s Your Key Moment?

Life is made of moments. From your first tee-ball game to your first day of medical school, each of these moments has had a hand in bringing you to where you are today. As a doctor, your moments will become even more critical; they’ll become entwined with the opinions of those who teach and guide you, the inevitable challenges you will face and the lives of every patient you encounter. We at ClinicalKey vow to provide you with the on-the-go, clinical knowledge that empowers you to thrive in the Key Moments that matter most.

Whether it's happy or sad, simple or profound, your Key Moment was whatever made you stop and say to yourself, "This is why I want to be a doctor."

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Tell us what inspired you to become a doctor to receive a free Access Pass. Translation: you'll get 3 months of ClinicalKey, completely free of charge. Then, share your Key Moment to collect an additional Access Pass for a total of 6 complimentary months of on-the-go, clinical answers.

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From mending a broken arm to sending a grandfather home for his 80th birthday, medicine is full of Key Moments. When the questions are critical, ClinicalKey delivers fast, concise answers on the spot. It’s the clinical search engine that thinks and works the way you do, making it easier to find and apply the relevant knowledge you need to shine in each of your Key Moments.


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