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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Monday, January 09, 2017

ExamSoft Orientation


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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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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

AccessMedicine Adds Clerkship Study Tool

McGraw Hill, publishers of quality medical information resources, have added a new feature to their AccessMedicine product. Specifically designed for students on their clerkship rotations, the database has now opened up for all subscribers an internal medicine model curriculum along the lines of what was formerly made available to Instructors as part of the Custom Curriculum platform.


This new 'Clerkship Topics' section is found under the 'Study Tools' tab. Each main subject area contains numerous modules with activities organized under key topics of importance to that field.


This study tool helps focus the student's attention on the key aspects of each topic and provides targeted readings, cases and other activities to aid the learning process and mastery of the information.


The link for AccessMedicine is provided in the left-side bar of the Library Home Page as well as the right-side bar of this Library Blog. Logins for UMHS students were emailed to each of you during your first semester. If you need further assistance with your login and/or navigating this valuable resource, please contact us at the UMHS Anne Ross Library. I also encourage you, while you are in the site, to take some time and check out further some of the other cool resources available to you in the AccessMedicine database.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dr Alfred Roy Awarded For Teaching Excellence by Figure 1

The Chair and Professor of Pathology at UMHS, Alfred Roy, MD, MBBS, has been awarded the Figure One 2016 Healthcare Educators Award. This award is given in recognition of outstanding teaching excellence and commitment to going above and beyond for their students.  
Congratulations Dr Roy!
Since completing basic medicine and residency in Pathology in 1993, Dr Roy has held numerous key positions in medical education and Pathology with such institutions as the University of the West Indies, Melaka University, Manipal University, St. Matthew's University, and the American University of Antigua, before joining the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in May of 2013.
Figure 1 is a growing internet phenomenon which connects the global medical community in the ongoing quest for the patient diagnosis!
"Where do doctors turn when even they don’t know what’s wrong with you? Colleagues? Books? The internet?"
Launched in 2013, the Figure 1 app was born from the idea that sharing images of what confounds doctors with other doctors across the world can help point them in the direction of the right answer.
Figure 1 is like an Instagram for doctors connecting one million healthcare professionals to view, discuss, and share medical cases. This crowd-sourcing for a diagnosis is effectively a win-win situation with everyone learning and benefiting; including professors, medical students, and patients!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

NIH Produces Online Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes

Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes in Diverse Populations

An international group of clinical geneticists have created an online atlas of human malformation syndromes in diverse populations to assist clinicians with diagnosing syndromic disorders. The website will include photographs and the molecular diagnoses of individuals from geographically diverse locations around the globe. Previously, the only available diagnostic atlas featured photos of patients with northern European ancestry, which often does not represent the characteristics of these diseases in patients from other parts of the world.
"Birth defects remain a leading cause of infant mortality and childhood morbidity throughout the world. An accurate and early syndromic diagnosis is paramount, as late diagnosis can result in a delay in intervention and treatment of accompanying anomalies such as congenital heart defects or endocrine disorders."
Most major malformations are non-specific to a particular syndrome, thus this web site will attempt to show the pattern of malformations that are consistent with a syndrome. The authors foresee this new online tool being used extensively by physicians, genetic counselors, and trainees throughout the world.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

UMHS Offering New History of Medicine Elective

UMHS will now be offering an elective course called the History of Medicine [MICM 0991] with Dr Michael Doherty. There will be 5 total lectures, one hour each, held in the campus auditorium beginning at 11:30 on each of the following Tuesdays: May 24, June 14 & 21, July 12 & 19, 2016.

Applying for residency is very competitive; it is important to have extracurricular/volunteer activities on your resume. Those can be club activities, health fairs, elective courses, and so forth. It’s something you all should consider. The History of Medicine elective is a good choice; it’s relevant, goes on your transcript, and you’re on campus anyway.

Why is this kid from 1958 going to see the butcher for a black eye?...

There is no fee for the course, and the only requirement for receiving credit is by attending all 5 sessions. If interested, please email Dr Doherty.

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