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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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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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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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LWW Basic and Anatomical Sciences Collection

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Browse a range of integrated media—from basic science and clinical content, hands-on videos and real-world cases to Q&A and test prep in the new LWW Basic Sciences and Anatomical Collection!

The collection includes the following titles and subjects: Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Grants Dissector, Langman’s Medical Embryology, Lippincott’s Illustated Reviews, Histology, Pathophysiology, Neuroscience and more.

Click to see the full title list.

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Embase

Thanks to all those who responded favorably. Embase is now available!

Relevant and Accessible Biomedical Data and Literature

Embase is a crucial resource for discovering biomedical evidence within published, peer-reviewed literature, in-press publications and conference abstracts. Full-text indexing of drug, disease and medical device data — supported by Emtree — helps retrieve precise answers to search queries.

Customizable alerts, RSS feeds and multiple data export possibilities are available to make it easy to keep track of drug and device adverse events and collaborate with colleagues. More details to follow.

 

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Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

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Access to the new Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy platform is now available!

Acland’s contains over 300 narrated videos of real cadaver specimens and includes the following volumes:

  • Vol 1: The Upper Extremity – 60 videos on the Shoulder, Hand and Arm
  • Vol 2: The Lower Extremity – nearly 60 videos on the Hip, Knee, Leg, Ankle and Foot
  • Vol 3: The Trunk – nearly 60 videos on the Spine, Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Vol 4: The Head and Neck – over 120 videos covering the Eye, Skull, Brain and related areas
  • Vol 5: The Internal Organs and Reproductive Health – over 60 videos on the thoracic and abdominal organs, and reproductive health

New features include section exams, a glossary, and an A-Z index.

 

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Board Vitals

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The PCOM Library now provides access to the following BoardVitals question banks:

  • COMLEX
  • USMLE Step 1
  • USMLE Step 2
  • NAPLEX
  • PANCE

Click here to register for an account.

  • Make sure to use your @pcom.edu email address for registration
  • Click the signup button and the system will send a validation e-mail
  • Check your e-mail and click on the validation link in the e-mail

Watch the video below to learn more about Board Vitals.

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New York Times

The PCOM community can now make NYTimes.com and NYT smartphone apps a part of your reading habit; activate your Pass for free as follows:

Go to https://myaccount.nytimes.com/grouppass/access. Click “Create an Account” and follow the instructions to create an account using your pcom.edu email. Once activated, your Pass will provide access to NYTimes.com from any location.  This service is sponsored by the library at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

You may also download the NYT smartphone app and log in. The NYT app is available for Android and Apple devices. To view a short how-to video on how to activate a Group Pass, please visit http://bit.ly/1qJzB4g

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