I thought this was a very interesting article in the NEJM on how doctors learn - and can learn - in the course of their work, and with their students. I hope that such doctors have a healthy scepticism about the sites they consult. I understand that UptoDate.com can leave something to be desired, for example. Things that spring to mind are: It confirms that/how scientifically-literate - and even just reasonably-intelligent - patients, carers, etc. can be more knowledgeable than (their) doctors, as they too can use such sites (as do many of us). Available info often fails to include crucial things which doctors and patients need to know I think there was something else but I've forgotten!