Month: July 2016

Off-campus Access Problems

Some students were reporting trouble with accessing PCOM library resources off-campus. The issues has now been resolved.

However, if you continue to experience trouble, please try accessing library resources either in a new browser or by clearing your cache.

Please contact the PCOM Help Desk at at 215-871-6110 or via if you continue to experience trouble

Posted in Service Disruptions

Thieme Atlas of Anatomy

The PCOM Library is pleased to provide access to the 3rd edition of the Thieme Atlas of Anatomy.

Students, faculty and staff now have the ability to download the book to iPads/Android tablets/pcs for off-line use (see here for PC/Mac Instructions and here for mobile instructions.)

Key Features

  • organized by self-contained guides to specific topics on every two-page spread
  • hundreds of clinical applications integrated into the anatomical descriptions, emphasizing the vital link between anatomical structure and function
  • illustrated with expertly rendered digital watercolors, cross-sections, x-rays, and CT and MRI scans
  • clearly labeled images help you easily identify each structure
  • summary tables throughout – ideal for rapid review
  • with 1,700 newly created illustrations and 100 tables, this work features comprehensive coverage of the musculoskeletal system and general anatomy, in addition to embryology and surface anatomy
Posted in Front Page, Library News, New Resources

Scheduled ILLiad Downtime – July 13, 2016

On Wednesday, July 13 , 2016, there will be a scheduled server update for ILLiad.

ILLiad will be unavailable beginning at at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and will last for up to 4 hours.

Posted in Service Disruptions

Draw it to Know It: Gross Anatomy Now Available!

The PCOM Library now offers Draw it to Know it for Neuroanatomy and Gross Anatomy!

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Gross Anatomy

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Draw it to Know it teaches medical sciences in a purely kinesthetic way, revitalizing a classic approach to science education for the modern classroom. Follow the simple directions below to register for Draw it to Know it now.

  • To register, you must access the Draw it to Know registration page while on the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine network
  • On the registration page, create a username and password
  • Use this username and password at anytime and anywhere
  • For mobile access, download the Draw it to Know it iPhone/iPad app from iTunes, or access Draw it to Know it directly from your mobile browser, and click Login to enter your username and password
  • If you have already registered from outside the network, you can associate your account with the site license from the My Account page while under the network

Click here for a Draw it to Know it how-to guide.

Posted in Front Page, Library News, New Resources, News

Engaging Doctors in the Health Care Revolution

Engaging Doctors in the Health Care Revolution

A health care revolution is under way, and doctors must be part of it. But many are deeply anxious and angry about the transformation, fearing loss of autonomy, respect, and income. Given their resistance, how can health system leaders engage them in redesigning care? In this article, Dr. Thomas H. Lee, Press Ganey’s chief medical officer, and Dr. Toby Cosgrove, the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, describe a framework they’ve developed for encouraging buy-in. Adapting Max Weber’s “typology of motives,” and applying behavioral economics and other motivational principles, they describe four tactics leadership must apply in concert: engaging doctors in a noble shared purpose; addressing their economic self-interest; leveraging their desire for respect; and appealing to their sense of tradition. Drawing from experiences at the Mayo Clinic, Geisinger Health System, Partners Healthcare, the Cleveland Clinic, Ascension Health, and others, the authors show how the four motivational levers work together to bring this critical group of stakeholders on board. INSETS: Idea in Brief;Creating Incentives;Inspiring Shared Purposes.


Lee, T. H., & Cosgrove, T. (2014). Engaging Doctors in the Health Care Revolution. Harvard Business Review, 92(6), 104-111.

Posted in Hot Topics in Research, July, Research Commentary

USMLE First Aid Review Collection

The PCOM Library now offers electronic access to the USMLE First Aid Review Collection!

The collection includes all of the following titles in PDF format:

Posted in Front Page, Library News, New Resources