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Hello again from me, Skelly Bones.

I've got some fun items to share this month, but first a little trivia.

Did you know that MedlinePlus.gov is the NIH's website for patients, families, and consumers? MedlinePlus launched in 1998 with 22 English only topics. Today, MedlinePlus covers 1000 topics, has information in English and Spanish, and receives 1 million visitors per day. Keep this great resource in mind when you have patients who need reliable health information!


Open Science Panel

The Library will be hosting a panel to discuss openly sharing data and research with others. Discover how publishers and other researchers view open science and what it means for you. Lunch will be provided.

Marian Taliaferro - AAMC
Srujana Rayalam - PCOM
Denah Appelt - PCOM
David Stout - Bepress

Georgia - RSVP with Skye Bickett by March 27.
Philadelphia - RSVP with PJ Grier by March 26.


Journal of Medical Insight

You spoke, we listened! The PCOM Library now offers Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI), a surgical video journal/virtual operating theater that seeks to impact health care and education through filming and publishing surgical procedures performed by top teaching physicians.

Access from the web, tablet, laptop and smartphones by creating an account on JoMI.com and list Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as the “Institution”. This will allow for complete access (including off-campus and on tablets, laptops, and smartphones).


Clinical Trials: Beta Version

Health professionals can help patients find relevant clinical trials in a quicker, more efficient manner through the beta version of ClinicalTrials.gov. The current and beta versions of ClinicalTrials.gov access the same data

Learn more about the beta version of ClinicalTrials.gov: http://go.usa.gov/x9HZ9