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Case Files Collection on AccessMedicine

The Case Files® Collection on AccessMedicine® features a wide range of popular Case Files® series books. The collection delivers close to 1,175 real-life cases spanning the basic biomedical sciences and clinical medicine.

Designed to help students and residents learn in the context of real patients, rather than merely memorize facts. Includes real-life scenarios foster better understanding of frequently encountered cases as well as physician-patient interaction.”

Faculty can use this collection as a valuable resource for coursework, clinical rotations and to enhance preparation for shelf exams and the USMLE. Each case includes a complete discussion, clinical pearls and references, definitions of key terms, and USMLE-style review questions with detailed explanations of the correct answers.

Also, 15 additional titles are now available in the USMLE First Aid Review books collection.

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DynaMed Plus is Now Available!

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PCOM now has access to DynaMed Plus! Get answers to your clinical questions fast!

DynaMed Plus presents critically appraised evidence from more than 500 medical journals in a quick, easy-to-read format designed for use at the point of care.

With DynaMed Plus, you will get:

  • Concise Overviews and Recommendations – accurate overviews for the most common conditions as well as evidence-based recommendations for action.
  • Micromedex® Clinical Knowledge Suite* drug content –includes medication management and lab recommendations, including IV screening, medication advisory screening and summary drug info.
  • Graphics and Images – includes over 2,500 medical graphics and images with over 1000 images from ACP.
  • Specialty Content – DynaMed Plus includes a wide array of specialty topics in areas such as infectious disease and immunology, cardiology, oncology and emergency medicine.
  • Mobile Access – DynaMed Plus is easy to access from any mobile device, from anywhere in the world. Download instructions are available here.
  • Expert Reviewers – DynaMed Plus includes subject-specific experts who review topics using the DynaMed Plus proprietary 7 Step EBM Process and the 9-Step Quality Process for creating content.

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Contact us if you have any questions.

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ILLiad – InterLibrary Loan

Can’t find the full-text journal article in one of our many collections? The PCOM Library is proud to announce  24/7 delivery for articles with this new update for ILLiad!

ILLiad is the electronic system that allows PCOM faculty, students, and staff to request articles, books and book chapters not owned or licensed by the PCOM Library.

ILLiad improves service for students, faculty, and staff by giving them the ability to initiate and track their Interlibrary Loan requests every step of the way through a personal ILLiad account.

24/7 delivery of electronic articles direct to your desktop!

First time users will now need to create an account before accessing ILLiad. If you have already created an ILLiad account, this update will not affect you.

More information can be found on our Interlibrary Loan page as well as our ILLiad FAQ.

Contact us if you have any questions.

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New Shelf Exams at Board Vitals

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​The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Shelf Exams are now available to all current PCOM students and faculty. These test prep resources make it easier to comprehend the materials you’ll need to know to pass your exam. Simply sign up for any one of the exams, as well as study tips. The shelf exams are divided into 7 specific practice categories:

  • Neurology
  • OBGYN
  • Family medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal medicine
  • Surgery
  • Psychiatry
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Mango Languages

Thanks to all who responded and provided feedback! Mango has been added to the PCOM Libary Collection!

Innovative online languages – learning with Mango.

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Mango teaches learners to think critically in a new language and retain what they’ve learned. Students, faculty, staff and alumni can learn from interactive conversational tutorials and from a collection of films that are streamed.

Over 70 foreign languages are available and some are presented in focused modules, for example Medical Spanish and Business Spanish.

Create an account to track your personal progress here.  Those who create an account can also use Mango on Apple, Android, and Kindle devices.

Contact us if you have any questions.

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Library OneSearch+ Reading Lists

We are proud to announce the availability of Library OneSearch+ Reading Lists!

PCOM Library OneSearch+ Reading Lists offers faculty an easy way to create and manage course reading lists directly inside Blackboard.

Library OneSearch+ Reading Lists brings the world of quality full-text ebooks and other digital resources from the library’s online collection easily and directly into the online learning environment for faculty and students.

Contact us or see the Library OneSearch+ Reading List guide for more information.

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6th Annual PCOM Research Day

We are proud to announce the 6th Annual PCOM Research Days! All members of the PCOM community are invited to a celebration of Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity with a day of poster presentations on the Georgia and Philadelphia Campuses, sponsored by the CCDA, the PCOM chapter of Sigma Xi, the National Research Honor Society and the Division of Research.

2016 research day schedule outline

Georgia Campus

Georgia’s poster session will be held May 10, 2016.

The official poster competition will be from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Atrium. Judging will commence at 1:00 pm.

The 6th Annual PCOM Research Day Georgia keynote speaker will be Dr. Donald Harn of University of Georgia who will deliver the keynote lecture from noon -1:00 pm in Lecture Hall A.

Georgia poster boards are 3 feet in height and 4 feet in width, so the posters will need to be a little smaller than the boards.

For more information on poster guidelines click here.

You can submit the PCOM marketing research poster request form here. Alternatively, you can access a pdf version of the request form here.

Philadelphia Campus

Philadelphia’s poster session will be held on May 11, 2016.

The official poster competition will be from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in the OMM Lab of Evans Hall. Lunch will be provided throughout the poster session and judging will commence at 1:00 pm.

The 6th Annual PCOM Research Day Philadelphia keynote speaker will be Dr. Maria T. Schultheis of Drexel University who will deliver the keynote lecture from noon – 1:00 pm in Zedeck Auditorium on “Clinical Application of Virtual Reality Technology: the Good, the Bad and … the Challenging.”

Philadelphia poster dimensions may not exceed 4’x6’ (48”x72”).

For more information on poster guidelines click here.

You can submit the PCOM marketing research poster request form here. Alternatively, you can access a pdf version of the request form here.

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Scheduled Refworks Downtime – March 12, 2016

On Saturday, March 12, 2016, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure. ProQuest platforms (including Refworks and Digital Dissertations) will be unavailable beginning at at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and will last for 8 hours.

Posted in Service Disruptions

The Yellow Wall-Paper Traveling Exhibit

The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” a National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, reviews the role of late nineteenth-century medical and scientific experts in using the idea of female weakness to discourage women from participating in professional, creative, and intellectual life. The exhibit explores the story behind Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women’s professional and creative opportunities.

To preserve her health, Gilman was advised by a physician to “live as domestic a life as far as possible… And never touch pen, brush, or pencil again” as long as she lived. After three months of following the advice of her physician, she returned to writing. In two days she wrote “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” a story about a young woman driven mad by the “rest cure” advocated by the medical profession. Readers found the story to be intriguing and disturbing; today, it is considered a classic of feminist literature. Gilman became an influential writer and speaker about women’s rights and economic independence. A digital version of “The Yellow Wall-Paper” from the January 1892 issue of The New England Magazine is available, courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.

The exhibit will be on display Monday, March 7, through Saturday, April 16 in the GA-PCOM Atrium. For more information about the exhibit, please contact Skye Bickett at 678-225-7541 or skyebi@pcom.edu.

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Wise-MD Trial Access (MedU Surgery Module)

WISE-MD is a series of 35 web-based modules created to enhance the surgical education of medical students and health care professionals by providing high quality content on common surgical conditions. The modules address topics typically taught during the surgical clerkship such as appendicitis, biliary tract disease, breast cancer, thyroid disease, hernia and more.

Most of the modules have self-assessment questions. Modules are illustrated with video and animation.

Currently 115 medical and osteopathic schools currently use WISE-MD as part of their clerkship curriculum. Reports are available for clerkship directors regarding usage of the modules by individual students.

Students can self register for MedU using their pcom.edu email address and will automatically get access to WISE-MD. See MedU Registration Instructions.

Instructors who want access to WISE-MD will need to register and request access for approval.

Did you find this resource useful? Please send comments to library@pcom.edu.

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