Pearls4Peers (P4P): A “Learning by Sharing” Resource Dedicated to the Curious Clinician on Medicine Wards


Great clinical questions during hospital rounds come up all the time but access to their answers backed by published literature is not always easy. Pearls4Peers (P4P) allows you to find answers to hundreds of real-time clinical questions asked by medical students, doctors and other healthcare providers that arise during teaching rounds on hospital wards.

The primary goal of P4P is to provide evidence-backed clear and concise answers (or “pearls”) to great clinical questions, all under one minute read time! “Bonus Pearls” or “Fun Facts” may be informative or at times entertaining!

P4P is designed to be a convenient on-the-go resource for busy healthcare providers with specific clinical questions. It also provides a glimpse at the clinical questions asked on the wards to help prepare learners for their patient care experience. You can use it for fun in testing your knowledge or as a way of “shining” on rounds!

P4P is free of charge with no advertisement and available to anyone with access to the internet. P4P is searchable by topic or key word. You can sign up to receive future pearls straight into your inbox by going to MENU and entering your email. 

New to the website are P4P apps for your mobile devices which I am pleased to offer free of charge! You can download the P4P app on your Apple iOS their respective icons above, going to their app stores or by clicking on at or Android at

Welcome aboard and let me know if you have any suggestions for improving P4P!


Farrin A. Manian, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA                                                    

Core educator faculty,
Department of Medicine,
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, Massachusetts
October, 2019

Disclosures: The listed questions and answers are solely the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Catalyst, Harvard University, its affiliate academic healthcare centers, or its contributors. Although every effort has been made to provide accurate information, the author is far from being perfect. The reader is urged to verify the content of the material with other sources as deemed appropriate and exercise clinical judgment in the interpretation and application of the information provided herein. No responsibility for an adverse outcome or guarantees for a favorable clinical result is assumed by the author. Thank you!

3 thoughts on “Pearls4Peers (P4P): A “Learning by Sharing” Resource Dedicated to the Curious Clinician on Medicine Wards

  1. Dan Gebremedhin says:

    For someone like me who has limited clinical time, this is a great way to continue learning virtually

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