Searching for a structured and visual medical resource?

We present to you the Compendium Medicine pockets - concise yet comprehensive pocket-sized books, designed to provide essential and practical information during a shift.

Trusted by 100,000 healthcare professionals across 80+ countries

What island are you on?

As medical doctors, it always surprises us how we are all working from our own islands in healthcare. We are all creating our own study materials, instead of sharing them between universities, hospitals and countries.

Team photo, different faces behind Compendium medicine

Let's build bridges together!

What if, from today, we would all start working together? Creating one compendium, in one language. Imagine all the time we would save, and how much more efficient we would be.

We have already built the first bridges

In 2015, we started our mission in the Netherlands and Belgium. The Compendium of Medicine in Dutch was born! We gathered a huge group of eager students and doctors, and started writing an encyclopedia using our own method. The book series sold out before launch, and soon we started making pockets. The overview of medical knowledge became accessible for both studying and during practice.

Compendium Geneeskunde book series with stethoscope on top
Launch event of the Compendium Geneeskunde book series
Open book of the Compendium Geneeskunde book series
Working on Compendium Medicine with the team
Romée and Veerle at a popular Dutch talk show, talking about the Compendium book series
The first Compendium Geneeskunde pocket book about Cardiology and vascular medicine
Students using the Compendium Geneeskunde pocket books during their medicine studies
Medical student practicing surgical skills using the Compendium Geneeskunde pocket books
Romée Snijders and Veerle Smit, doctors and founders Compendium Medicine

"We missed an overview in the medical curriculum and decided to work with students and specialists from around the country to write our own textbooks."

Founders and doctors: Romée Snijders and Veerle Smit

Founders Romée and Veerle with the pocket Radiology

Expanding our mission globally

With the experience gained over the past years, we are committed to making a positive impact on medical students and healthcare professionals worldwide.

This new phase began with the distribution of our Pocket Radiology across all continents. We are amazed to have readers in over 80 countries!

Let's make learning fun!

All our books are written using the Compendium Method©. Our method consists of using comprehensible illustrations for every medical condition, straightforward tables, many illustrations and useful mnemonics. It's is visual, to-the-point and concise, ensuring you can easily memorise the study material.

Compendium Method - Tables - Example Radiologic signs of child abuse
Compendium Method - Illustrations - example Anatomical planes
Compendium Method - Icons and Frames - example typical patient and mnenomic
Compendium Method - conditions - example brain metastases

Discover our current collection of pockets

Compendium Medicine pocket Radiology front view

Pocket Radiology

Pocket Neurology

Pocket Neurology

Pocket Cardiology

Pocket Cardiology