The PCOM network account is used to logon to on-campus computers and to authenticate off-campus users.
Forgotten password? Contact the ITS Department at 215-871-6110 or email to resolve network account problems.
The My Accounts tab has drop-down links to personal accounts for:

  • My Library Account
  • Aquifer
  • Board Vitals
  • Exam Master
  • ILLiad
  • REDCap
  • RefWorks
  • uWise

Always use your PCOM email account when registering for personal accounts or mobile downloads.
Accounts registered to non-PCOM email accounts will be deleted.

My Library Account

Enter your last name and the PCOM Library ID number on your PCOM ID card to access your Library Account. You may review borrowed and requested items, due dates, and fines. You may also renew items online.

Your Library ID Number is a NINE DIGIT number consisting of LEADING ZEROES followed by digits from the back of your PCOM ID, like 000012345.

For most patrons, the following image shows how to find your ID Number on the back of your PCOM ID. Note that some IDs do not have leading zeroes. You must include the four leading zeroes when logging. You will need to add enough leading zeroes so that the number is NINE DIGITS. If your card shows 5 digits, add 4 leading zeroes (000012345). If your card has only 3 digits, add 6 leading zeroes (000000123).

Back of a PCOM ID Card showing the PCOM ID Number in the lower right corner

For PCOM IDs issued prior to Summer 2014, your Library ID number consists of four zeroes and the first five digits on the back of your PCOM ID (see below).Back side of the older version of the PCOM ID Card showing the ID Number in the center of the bottom of the card.

If you are unable to sign in to your account, fill out the following form to request your library id number.


Students can self-register for an Aquifer account using your PCOM email address.
After registering, you’ll receive an email from Aquifer with a subject line of “Invitation to Register for Aquifer Courses From Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine”. Select the embedded link in the email to complete the registration process.
Faculty interested in using Aquifer should email the Pennsylvania Campus or the Georgia Campus to request Instructor status.

Board Vitals

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

  • USMLE Step 1
  • USMLE Step 2

First time users can register an account at BoardVitals.

Exam Master

Exam Master is a question bank useful for preparing and practicing for Boards and Certification Exams, including COMLEX, USMLE, Certification Review Exams, NAPLEX and PANCE. See the Board Review library guide for a complete list. Self-register on the Exam Master web site.


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.
First time users need to create an account before accessing ILLiad.
During registration, you will be asked to choose a Username and Password. We recommend using your myPCOM login. You will use this Username and Password when logging on to the ILLiad system in the future. ILLiad will encrypt your password, so it will remain secure. Only you will know your password.
Visit the ILLiad FAQ for more information.


PCOM faculty, staff, and residents can request a REDCap account by watching the REDCap tutorials and passing the comprehensive quiz found at end of Tutorial 11. Upon passing the quiz, a REDCap administrator will create an account linked to your PCOM email credentials. To log in to REDCap, use the credentials sent to you by a RedCap administrator. You may change your password at any time. If you have any questions, please email us.


RefWorks is a web-based research management, writing, and collaboration tool. It is an invaluable resource for saving and organizing citations and web sites, and creating bibliographies in hundreds of journal-specific formats.


uWISE (Undergraduate Web-Based Interactive Self-Evaluation) exam was developed by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics to help medical students and residents acquire the necessary basic knowledge in obstetrics and gynecology, regardless of future medical specialty choice. The quizzes are also an excellent tool to help prepare for the NBME OB/GYN subject exam and national licensure examinations.
Required use in OB/GYN clerkship. Link and additional information is available in Blackboard.
If you are not currently enrolled in the OB/GYN clerkship Blackboard course but still require access, please submit the uWise request form to request registration instructions for uWise.

Please note the following:

  • Access is to uWise is limited to current students in the ob/gyn clerkship rotation.
  • Students¬†will need to register on the site and create their own login with unique username and password.
  • Students must use their PCOM email address to register.