Monday, December 11, 2023

Welcome to AMBOSS!

The University of Medicine and Health Sciences enjoys full institutional access to the AMBOSS medical knowledge platform.

AMBOSS is a breakthrough medical learning platform helping future doctors excel on their USMLE and NBME exams. Complete with a comprehensive, interactive library and Qbank of over 5,000 high-yield case-based MC exam questions, AMBOSS offers detailed analytics of your study progress and goals -- allowing you to study smarter, not harder.


Study Smarter, Score Higher

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Friday, January 20, 2023

The Benefits of a Good Nights Sleep

 "It’s 4am, and the big test is in 8 hours. You’ve been studying for days, but you still don’t feel ready. Should you drink another cup of coffee and spend the next few hours cramming? Or should you go to sleep"

"Shai Marcu defends the latter option, showing how sleep restructures your brain in a way that’s crucial for how our memory works." TEDEd production. 
Lesson by Shai Marcu, animation by Javier Saldeña.
Recommended by UMHS Learning Services.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

UpToDate Continues to be Enjoyed by all at UMHS

UMHS has renewed our UpToDate institutional subscription for 2023 for all our students and Faculty, and it comes with many new enhancements!! 

We are so excited, we had to share with all the UMHS Library blog readers. Check out all the new features!! For further information regarding your access - see the UMHS LMS under the 'Library Services' section. 

UpToDate is your "go-to" resource for clinical point-of-care and medical decision support information.

Answering more critical questions, with clarity

  • Hundreds of new topics, including COVID-19; expanded renal dosing, adverse drug reaction content
  • Patient perspective topics
  • Expanded international brand drug names

Speed to answer, supporting shifts in care delivery

  • “Go Directly To” drug information
  • Enhanced display of drug dosing by indication
  • Commonly asked questions, answered in search results

Enhancing the continuing professional development experience

  • Direct CME submission to more medical specialty and state licensing boards - including Surgery and Pediatrics in 2021
  • Complete your CME reflection questions in-topic and in real time.

Content and contributor highlights:

  • Added over 100 new authors, editors and peer reviewers, now 7,400
  • Added over 180 new topics - now 12,300 in 25 specialties
  • Over 400 unique drug topics
  • Added over 900 new graphics to the 37,000
  • Added 10 more medical calculators to the 215
  • Added over 15,000 references to the current 530.000

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Friday, March 11, 2022

WHO Embarks on the Creation of a Global Health Facilities Database

The World Health Organization is responding to a crucial global health care need. The need to simply know "Where are your health facilities?"

The WHO announced the creation of a new Global Health Facilities Database (GHFD) that will allow all populations to locate and access information about health care services and facilities on a global scale. This timely and essential repository will
"standardize the master lists of local and regional health facilities into an open database. Doing so will strengthen country's technical capacity at all levels, improve data interoperability across information systems, support the provision of universal health coverage..." etc.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Discover the EBSCO eBook Mobile App

Discover the quickest and easiest way to read EBSCO eBooks with the EBSCO Mobile App. Users have an effortless way to download and read EBSCO eBooks from any location, with an Apple or Android device. The app enables users to download e-books and read them in the app without needing an Adobe ID or third-party software.

EBSCO eBooks and the Mobile App from EBSCO on Vimeo.

The EBSCO eBook companion guide walks users through each step of the login and e-book download process. Post title links you to the Guide. UMHS Students and Faculty can find the link for the Guide, with personal login information, under the EBSCO eBook section in Library Services (under UMHS LMS - Student Services). Enjoy!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Enjoy UpToDate (UTD) at UMHS

UpToDate (UTD) for Evidence-based Clinical Decision Support is now provided to UMHS students and faculty! Check out the access link on the Anne Ross Library Home page and further information on the UMHS LMS - Library Services section.

    "When you care for patients, the stakes are high and every decision counts.You need the best evidence and clinical guidance at your fingertips to answer even the most complex questions with confidence.

Healthcare professionals turn to UpToDate as the one trusted reference for answers even when the evidence isn’t clear. When you face a challenging clinical question or need to confirm your approach, you can turn to UpToDate for trusted answers based on the latest evidence and best practice.

    Registration provides the following benefits:

  • Easy remote access to UpToDate(outside of the UMHS network)

  • Convenient continuing education credits (CME/CE/CPD)earned researching clinical questions using UpToDate onsite, remotely, and on mobile.

  • CME Real-time reflection: Look for the blue checkmark in the top navigation of the topic review to complete your CME reflection in real-time.

  • Electronically submit UpToDate CME credits for MOC points for these boards:
    American boards of Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), Pathology,Pediatrics, and Surgery."

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Friday, July 02, 2021

JAMAevidence at UMHS

UMHS is now subscribed to  JAMAevidence - the premier online resource for the teaching, learning, and application of evidence-based medicine, brought to you by McGraw-Hill and the JAMA Network. Evidence-based learning is a necessity for the curriculum of medical students. 

With JAMAevidence, you are provided an authoritative, comprehensive database of resources that will help you identify, appraise, and use the best available evidence to assess health problems and the outcomes of health care.

Full Texts: Connect instantly to the most updated, fully-searchable versions of key JAMAevidence titles, including: Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature, The Rational Clinical Examination, JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods, and Care at the Close of Life.

Online Education Guides: Online Education Guide slide sets including teaching points to enhance classroom and conference learning.

Exclusive Content: Exclusive online-only content including podcasts, a searchable glossary, and more from the leading minds in evidence-based medicine. All linked directly to reference articles on the JAMA Network journals.

Interactive Features: Powerful interactive features including functional calculators and customizable worksheets focusing on critical appraisal skills and mastering the information cycle.


To (re)activate remote access you will need to first be logged into the UMHS platform for AccessMedicine, and then login with your personal MyAccess account login that was sent to you when you first enrolled at UMHS. (If you are in an IP authenticated location you will automatically land on the UMHS platform for these McGraw Hill Medical Sites using any of the links from the LMS or the Library webpages for AccessMedicine.)

ENJOY this excellent and valuable new resource! Broaden your understanding, knowledge, and skills for practicing evidence based medicine - a must for the 21st century physician!

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Thursday, May 06, 2021

Announcing Harrison's Visual Case Challenge - New on AccessMedicine

McGraw Hill announced the latest feature on Harrison's Online--the Harrison's Visual Case Challenge.

This fun, educational feature allows users to test their diagnostic skills in assessing conditions where a visual element is key to the correct diagnosis, whether an EKG, a CT scan, a plain film X-ray, a skin lesion, or a pathology slide. Many conditions in medicine appear to be have similar features, so the ability to spot key differences in visual clues is an essential part of clinical reasoning.

This new Visual Case Challenge presents two conditions in each patient case; you can choose the correct diagnosis just based on the visual clue, or request further patient data before making the diagnosis. They have also included Clinical Pearls in each case for a complete learning experience. 

The Harrison's Visual Cases modules are available under the Cases tab of AccessMedicine.

For further instructions on AccessMedicine, how to login, reactivate, and navigate the database, or any of the resources provided UMHS Students and Faculty, please check out the Library Services’ section of the UMHS LMS (under 'Student Services').

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Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Searching PubMed with UMHS Full-Text Linking

PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Using the UMHS Outside Link to PubMed allows UMHS students and faculty to locate any full text that may be available through our UMHS library subscriptions. When you search PubMed using this special link to the new PubMed interface, you will see the UMHS logo link appear in the top right area of the article record page. The logo is a link back to the full text available from our EBSCO journal database subscriptions.

You may also create your own personal login to NCBI and then login to your MyNCBI account.This will allow you  to see the UMHS logo as well as save your searches, among other things. 

The new PubMed interface is now live! Check it out!

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