Skelly's Corner

A message brought to you by the PCOM Library


Hi! I’m Skelly Bones.

I’m here to highlight upcoming events and useful resources provided by the PCOM Library.

Did you know that Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, a pioneer African-American general surgeon, is credited with performing the first successful open heart surgery in 1893?

He also founded Provident Hospital and Training School for Nurses in 1891, which was both the first black-owned and non-segregated hospital in the United States.


Library Satisfaction Survey

The PCOM Library survey ends on February 10, so don’t miss out on your chance to win great prizes! It only takes 5-10 minutes to complete the survey. Click here or visit the Library home page to access the survey.

Responses are confidential and anonymous. Those who participate will also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win amazing prizes, such as an Amazon Echo, a Fitbit Flex 2, or an Amazon Fire TV Stick!

If you have any difficulty accessing the survey or if you have any questions, please visit our LibQual+® Guide or contact the library assessment team.


Hot Topics in Research

This PCOM Library service focuses on very recent trends in medical research. The collection of hot topic articles is accessible directly at or by linking from the “Hot Topics in Research” button on the Library’s homepage.

Hot Topics

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 contact Jackie Werner, Scholarly Communications and Research Librarian, at


Journal of Medical Insight trial

The PCOM Library is offering a one month trial to the 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 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).

The institutional trial starts 02/01/17 and expires on 3/01/17.

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NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services

Do you have a research project funded by the NIH? If so, consider applying for the NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects. This supplement can enhance collaborative efforts between researchers and the Library; Informationists, who are usually librarians, can provide researchers with a unique perspective on the acquisition, synthesis, management, and use of information in research. Submissions open on February 15, 2017 and are due by March 15, 2017.

For more information about how we can help you, please stop by the Library or contact a Library staff member.

Georgia researchers contact Skye Bickett, Assistant Director of Library Services, at or x7541.

Philadelphia researchers contact Jackie Werner, Scholarly Communications and Research Librarian, at or x6432.