Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Videos Tutorials on Using AccessMedicine

Three new video tutorials have been created to assist UMHS Faculty and Students with using the valuable AccessMedicine database.
  • 'How to Login to AccessMedicine' (4 minutes)
  • 'Searching AccessMedicine' (7 minutes)
  • 'Setting Up the AccessMedicine App' (2 minutes)
These are available for viewing by going to the Training Kit page on the Library website, and clicking the links provided under the 'Resource Guides' column.

Screen Shot of Advanced Search in AccessMedicine for updates on 'dementia'

Please contact me if you need to be reminded of your login credentials for AccessMedicine. 

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The UMHS LMS Roll Out Extends to Clinical Students

A big WELCOME goes out to all UMHS Clinical Students as they all now join the rest of our UMHS students in utilizing the new UMHS Learning Management System (LMS).

The standardized UMHS Clinical Sciences Curriculum, developed by the UMHS Clinical Chiefs for the Six Core Clinical Clerkships, is now available to the clinical science students via the UMHS LMS platform. While these students rotate through their core clerkships in any of the many UMHS affiliated American hospitals, they will always have ready access to the key information they need to guide them in their learning.

The UMHS Clinical Chiefs have prepared the learning modules to cover all the key topics the students will need to know. The topical modules contain a variety of learning activities; from Lecture PowerPoint Presentations (some with voice-over), to videos, to practice quizzes, to interactive case studies. Most of the modules also contain targeted readings, embedded right in the LMS. These are selected from the valuable AccessMedicine database or one of the EBSCO databases of medical journals and ebooks, all of which our faculty and students enjoy full subscription access too.

Thanks goes out to the UMHS Clinical Sciences Faculty:
  • George Shade MD – Dean of Clinical Sciences; Clinical Chief Obstetrics/ Gynecology
  • Robert Levine MD – Clinical Chief for Family Medicine
  • Steven Caplan MD PA – Clinical Chief for Pediatrics
  • Charles Herrick MD – Clinical Chief for Psychiatry
  • Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS – Clinical Chief for Surgery
  • Jo An Mitchell MD – Clinical Chief for Internal Medicine
  • Screen Shot of the OBGY Clerkship in the LMS

    Let us know what you think of the LMS, the clinical program of instruction, etc.
    Your feedback is always welcome!

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    Monday, June 19, 2017

    EBSCO Discovery Search


    The Anne Ross Library is pleased to announce a trial of the new discovery tool available from EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS).

    Discovery Search provides fast, simple access to all of the library’s electronic resources through a single search. Simultaneously search across content in the subscription journal databases, ebook collections, DynaMed Plus clinical point-of-care database, as well as further links to AccessMedicine, YouTube content, etc.
    In the UMHS LMS professors can embed an EDS search box on course pages simply by adding that activity, making it easier to assign readings and conduct research.

    To access Discovery Search  just login from the Library Home page using the generic EBSCO login for UMHS OR your personal MyEBSCO login and select it from the list of options. 

    View of Discover Search interface results for keyword 'Dementia'

    Please feel free to contact the library with any questions regarding the EBSCO Discovery Service™.

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    The Anne Ross Library has a New Web Address

    Please note that the Anne Ross Library has migrated its website to a new server and web address (URL) . You will now find us at umhs-library.com

    Please redirect your saved bookmarks, desktop icons, etc. to the new location.
    Thanks all & sorry for any inconvenience!

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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    EBSCO Databases Now With Direct Access in UMHS LMS


    Now UMHS Faculty and students can enjoy direct access to the EBSCO databases once they are authenticated to the UMHS LMS! For ease of access to these valuable databases, the credentials have been embedded into the LMS. Of course this seamless generic login doesn't allow individual students and faculty to do everything that using your personal login does, but its convenient for quick lookup!

    Your personal MyEBSCO login is still required if you wish to:
    • save your search history and preferences
    • organize you reearch with folders
    • share your folders with others and view other's folders
    • download ebooks for offline reading
    • download the DynaMed Plus database to your mobile device for offline reference
    • create email alerts and/or RSS feeds 
    • gain access to your saved research remotely

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    Friday, February 17, 2017

    LMS Attendance Letter to UMHS Students


    Attention All UMHS Students,

    You have all now had time to get used to the idea of registering your class attendance in the LMS instead of Survey Monkey. Therefore, please note, that from Monday February 20, 2017, we will be expecting full compliance from every one of you! The responsibility rests entirely with YOU to ensure that your class attendance is accurately recorded for every class! Form the habit as you arrive in class each day - first- login to the LMS and record your attendance for that specific class. Please note you must record your attendance within the 15 minute window starting 5 minutes before the beginning of class until 10 minutes into class time.

    Also beginning Monday February 20, 2017, the LMS Attendance software will treat any non-registration within the 15 minute window as "Absent".  Please remember, as stated in the UMHS Student Handbook (p.14) and your course syllabi, in most courses failing to attend a minimum of 80% of classes may require you to retake the course. The reason for this requirement is that the UMHS Faculty & Administration, as well as Medical Licensing Boards and Medical School Accreditation Councils, all believe that your mental and physical presence in class is vital to your learning process!

    You are further required to wear your UMHS Student ID cards at all times while on campus. You also are required to have a Library Barcode sticker on the back of your ID’s. Anyone still needing a replacement ID or Library Barcode please see IT and the Library Desk respectively. The Attendance Spot-checker can only confirm your attendance in class if you have a Library Barcode attached to your Student ID cards!

    As physician’s-in-training your reputation and integrity are vital to your ongoing and future success – as is your attention to accurate record keeping and documentation. So this is only the beginning for you! Forming good habits now will only serve you well as you continue to move forward in your careers as medical professionals.
    Thank you for your attention and co-operation,
    Attendance Administration

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    Friday, January 13, 2017

    UMHS Graduate Speaks on Residency & Medical School Life


    UMHS graduate Dr. Rena Sukhdeo, will give a talk to the UMHS student population on residency and medical school life. Faculty are welcome too.
    Dr Sukhdeo entered the UMHS ARP (pre-med) program in January 2012 and matched in Neurology in March 2016.  Congratulations!
    Come hear her talk and say hello on Saturday January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the St. Kitts campus Auditorium.

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    Friday, November 18, 2016

    Discussion on the Current State of Global Humanitarian Action



    Join us for a discussion with Dr Unni Karunakara on Wednesday, November 23 at 4:15 pm in the Warren Ross Auditorium, St. Kitts UMHS Campus, as we explore the current state of humanitarian action and the role and responsibilities of governments.

    Dr Unni Karunakara has been a humanitarian worker and a public health professional for two decades, with extensive experience in the delivery of health care to neglected populations affected by conflict, disasters and epidemics in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. He was Medical Director of the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders’ Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines (2005-2007) and later its International President (2010-2013). Unni serves on the Board of Directors of Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) India and MSF/Artsen Zonder Grenzen Holland. In 2001, he helped found vivo, an organization that works toward overcoming and preventing traumatic stress and its consequences. Dr Karunakara is currently a Senior Fellow of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University, and a Visiting Professor at Manipal University.

    We are living in times of humanitarian crises with escalating unmet needs. As needs rise, there has been a corresponding erosion of humanitarian protections. Humanitarian workers are being killed in unprecedented numbers and hospitals are no longer safe spaces for care in times of war. 

    The delivery of humanitarian assistance is a delicate balancing act between humanitarian principles and the practical ground realities. What are some of the challenges faced by humanitarian agencies in providing life-saving assistance to those affected by conflict?  What needs to be done, and fast?  Whose responsibility is it to stop the atrocities in Aleppo?  As the world watches horrific wars in the Middle East and Africa forcing 60 million people to leave their homes due to a well-founded fear of persecution, what roles can global citizens play in the face of the biggest crisis of forced displacement since WW2?

    Mark the date on your calendar. See you there!

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    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    The 2nd Annual UMHS Research Symposium

    In the UMHS Lab with Austin Gardenhire, Dr Jane Harrington, and Beani Forst

    Join us in the Warren Ross Auditorium 
    on the UMHS St. Kitts Campus 
    6:00-8:00 pm, November 17, 2016

    Oral Research Presentations
    6:20  Opening Remarks:  Dr Edwin Purcell

    6:30  Steven Cook & Austin Gardenhire,  The Anatomical Architecture of the Junction between the Great Cerebral Vein and the Straight Sinus in Correlation to the Physiological and Biochemical Impact on Multiple Sclerosis Subtypes and Disease Progression.

    6:40  Beani Forst, Jandrely Lopez, Nick Mills, Andrea Ferrer, Luis Acevedo, Idalis Sanchez,  Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Bacterial Contaminates Isolated from Imported and Domestic Retail Chicken and Pork in St. Kitts.

    7:10  Dr Michael Doherty,  Is Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency Syndrome a Potential Threat to the Kittitian Community?

    7:20  Dr Deborah Williams,  The Outcome Impact of a Six Week Pipeline Program leading to Pharmacy Education.

    7:30  Keynote:  Dr Hazel Laws, Chief Medical Officer St. Kitts & Nevis, Frailty in Older Adults.

    7:55  Closing Statements:  Dr Jane Harrington
     

    UMHS Medical Research Elective Students with Dr Jane Harrington


    Poster Research Presentations

    Alex Schultz, Testing L-Type Calcium Channel Effects on Brain Stimulation Reward in the Sublenticular Central Extended Amygdala.

    Everlyn Santana Aponte, Photovoice for the Prevention of Alcohol Consumption Among Adolescents: Documented and Divulged Experiences.

    James Thomas, Efficacy of Cleaning Agent Consume Eco-LyzerTM in Biomedical Surgery Suites.

    Lyanne Santana, Correlations between the anatomical variations in the Posterior Communicating Artery and the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

    Adrianna Thibault, Stability of Midface Fracture Repair Using Absorbable Plate and Screw System Pilot Holes Drilled and Pin Placement at Angles Other Than 90 Degrees to Pharmacy Education.

    This event is sponsored by the UMHS Research Committee.
    Committee Chair: Dr Jane Harrington
    Committee Members:
     Drs Abayomi Afolabi, Desia Pereira, Agnes Beachman; & Ann Celestine
    Photo Credits: Ian Holyoak

     

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    Thursday, November 10, 2016

    The 2nd Annual UMHS Research Symposium

    The 2nd Annual UMHS Research Symposium will be held in the Warren Ross Auditorium, UMHS Campus, St. Kitts on Thurs Nov 17, 2016 , 6:00-8:00 pm, reception to follow.
     

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    Friday, September 30, 2016

    UMHS Provides DynaMed Plus for Clinical Decision Support


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    We are pleased to announce that the Anne Ross Library at UMHS now provides the DynaMed Plus clinical-decision support tool to all our students and faculty!

    The DynaMed Plus clinical point-of-care database has been redesigned! The focus of DynaMed Plus is to provide comprehensive clinical decision support with the fastest time-to-answer possible. The content is all about the evidence and is updated on a daily basis! The search feature has been redesigned for quicker access and images and a calculator filter have been added. Included are evidence-based treatment recommendations, medical graphics, algorithms, radiological imaging, expert reviews, etc. Specialty content along with Micromedex® drug information is integrated into the database and all is optimized for off-line mobile viewing with the downloadable app.
     
    View this short video tutorial highlighting the features of DynaMed Plus, how to perform a search, and how to download to your mobile device. For more detailed instructions on setting up the mobile app click here.

    UMHS faculty and students login from the link for DynaMed on the Library Home Page using our EBSCO login. 

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