Welcome to CodeMD!

After a slight delay, we’ve launched! What a journey it’s been to get here – with lots of twists and turns along the way. We’ve learnt a lot about what sort of platform you, our audience, is interested in – and we hope that we continue to develop with you in mind. As we launch, […]


Want to join the team?

At CodeMD, we’re looking to bring together a team to work towards the common goal of empowering everyone to innovate for healthcare! We’re looking for people with a special skill that you think will be important to teach clinicians, with a particular emphasis on coding skills. If you’re interested in joining, or even learning more, […]

Slack Channel

Join the Slack Community!

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve got a slack channel for everyone to join to meet other like-minded individuals, get help from the community, and work on projects together! Join the Slack channel here!

Google Colaboratory

Using supercomputers to code for FREE!

Here at CodeMD, we believe that learning to code shouldn’t be a slow, laborious process. We want to keep this tutorial as short as we can to ensure you get enough information to get your coding quickly. Please follow this like a road-map, a step-by-step guide on how to get set up in and you […]

Sentiment Analysis

Quantifying emotions in language using code!

Quite often, the data that we have is in a written format. We may want to convert that to a number for analysis, and so may analyse it ourselves using a set of criteria that we devise in our heads. However, this introduces human bias. To reduce this, we can create some code which will […]

Medical Calculators

How to make a Medical Calculator (SIRS)

Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is a problem in hospitals. It refers to widespread inflammation across the body. Using a simple program, we can create a calculator to rapidly (and automatically) determine if a patient meets the criteria for SIRS. Pre-Requisites Ensure that you read this tutorial to learn the basics of Colaboratory and how to navigate […]

Neural Networks

Predicting Hospital No-Shows using neural networks

Approximately 20% of medical appointments that are booked are not attended in the UK. This costs an estimated £1 billion annually. If we were able to predict who might not show up, we could take targeted measures to encourage them to do so, such as tailored text alerts or a quick phone call. Let’s try […]

Data Science

Data Science for Breast Cancer

Pre-Requisites Ensure that you read the Getting Started tutorial to learn the basics of Colaboratory and how to navigate around files, and the interface. We’ll be using Colaboratory for our code so we won’t need to download anything. Introduction With research, there’s often a lot of data that is produced, and no meaningful way to process it […]


AI for Chest X-Rays

Chest X-Rays are used all the time in hospitals. By using Machine Learning (ML), we can train an algorithm to triage our chest x-rays to highlight those with a high risk of pathology. This tutorial is one that will require lots of computing power – thankfully, Colaboratory is great at this, as it lets us […]