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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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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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Thieme eNeurosurgery

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

URL: http://eneurosurgery.thieme.com

Thieme eNeurosurgery is the world’s most comprehensive resource for neurological and spine surgery online, providing access to:

  • Thieme’s entire neurosurgical E-Book library of 161 books including CORE TEXTS for residency programs and board exam preparation
  • Over 410 illustrated surgical procedures, original to Thieme eNeurosurgery, providing step-by-step instruction on core techniques and approaches
  • 225 cases with associated Q&A
  • Author-narrated videos, embedded into the text and available to search independently
  • More than 50,000 images for download and use in other applications, with legends and links to original sources
  • Simultaneous search across the neurosurgery titles in Thieme’s E-Journal platform, as well as across all journals indexed in PubMed, with results given to the abstract level

 

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VisualDx update

ON TUESDAY, MARCH 1, the VisualDx experience will change.

visualDX

Double the diagnoses. From 1,300 to 2,700 diagnoses, VisualDx will provide a more holistic decision support.

NEW The Sympticon™. Look for these symptom icons to visually demonstrate symptoms of disease.

NEW More Images. The world’s best medical image library has expanded to include more photos, x-rays, and now the Sympticons.

NEW Guided Questionnaires. Choose to be guided with a questionnaire and/or type in additional findings. VisualDx can help you remember which questions are relevant to a particular symptom or complaint.

SAME GREAT FEATURES:

  • Concise expert content and therapy guidelines for use at the point of care.
  • Patient handouts for key diagnoses.
  • Integrated into the workflow: mobile, electronic health record, UpToDate.
  • Earn CME
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Treatments That Work Trial

The Treatments That Work series represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions. Featuring Therapists Guides and Workbooks, this series communicates evidence-based interventions in mental health and behavioral medicine to clinicians on the front lines of practice.

Led by a prestigious scientific advisory board, all programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research. Reliable and effective, the titles in the Treatments That Work series provide clinicians with the information they need to provide the best possible care.

Now available online for the first time via Oxford Clinical Psychology, titles from the Treatments That Work series can be easily accessed and searched on one easy-to-use platform.

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

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Hot Topics in Research

The PCOM Library announces a new information service focused on very recent trends in medical research. The new service kicks-off this month featuring radiology, brain/neurosurgery,cardiology, dementia/memory impairment and cancers of the breast, lung and prostate.

The collection of hot topic articles is accessible directly at http://library.pcom.edu/category/hot-topics/ or by linking from the “Hot Topics in Research” button on the Library’s homepage.
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Articles are presented in abstract form, with easy links to the full-text versions for detailed research information.

If readers have other suggestions for future monthly hot topics in medical research, please send an email to PJ Grier, associate director at: PJGrier@pcom.edu.

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