Friday, May 25, 2018

UMHS Provides Kaplan Integrated Plan to Basic Science Students

UMHS President Warren Ross is pleased to announce that beginning soon UMHS will be offering all our Basic Science students access to the new Kaplan Integrated Plan.  We are one of the first off shore medical schools to provide this resource to students in the Basic Sciences, giving our students a great jump start on preparing for the USMLE Step 1. UMHS students will no longer have to wait until the 5th semester at our campus in Portland, Maine to access these valuable tools. The information will also be useful as an additional resource with content and video’s which correspond to each of the basic science courses taught in St. Kitts. The Question Bank is incredible and once again a great tool to test your overall knowledge. The Integrated plan contains the following:
  1. Over 2,100 newly updated USMLE type questions 
  2. Full explanations and reKap summaries for all questions 
  3. Streamlined user experience with progress reports 
  4. Simple test creation and test-like interface 
  5. Customized study plan structured around your performance 
  6. 26 Mastery Assessments 
  7. 40-70 hours of online interactive videos 
  8. 2 full-length simulated exams 
  9. Mobile-friendly and available in the Kaplan App

The attached video provides further details about the program and how to utilize it. Additional information from Kaplan will be provided soon along with a webinar to further explain the benefits of this plan. Click here to view a short video introduction to the Kaplan Integrated Plan.

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Thursday, May 03, 2018

Acid-Base Disturbance Cases on AccessMedicine

Are you struggling with a complicated acid-base disturbance case?

AccessMedicine now includes 58 new Acid-Base Disturbance Cases to help both students and practicing providers hone their skills and master these difficult concepts. These cases are progressive, complex cases appropriate for the advanced medical student and resident level physician covering double and triple acid-base disturbances. The questions are multiple choice and build on each other so they must be answered before moving on to the next page. Each question provides the user with a rationale for the correct answer to maximize learning. Navigate to the Hospital Corner or Cases tab in the main navigation bar to access  the cases.


Also the AccessMedicine core textbooks provide in-depth information on acid-base disturbances to help students and practicing providers take a deeper dive into the physiology of each type of disturbance. Here are a few examples of applicable chapters within a few AccessMedicine core textbooks:
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2018, Chapter 21: Electrolyte & Acid-Base Disorders
Critical Care, Chapter 28: Acid-Base Disorders
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e, Chapter 66: Acidosis and Alkalosis
Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2e, Chapter 238: Acid-Base Disorders

As with all the other AM cases, users must be logged into their MyAccess personal account to answer the questions. Contact the library if you need help with your personal MyAccess logins for AccessMedicine.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

AccessMedicine adds Clinical Prep

AccessMedicine has launched a new feature with the addition of Clinical Prep. What Clinical Prep does is help to bridge the gap between course work and actual patient care experiences by providing access to common clinical questions.
"Clinical Prep offers more than 650 core topics essential for medical students. Within these 650+ core topics, students will find over 50,000 questions."
The questions and answer choices are written; as well as reviewed, and updated; several times a month by specialists who work in clinical settings
Clinical Prep supports learning in four key ways:

  • It provides a warm up for your brain before setting out on clinical rotations.
  • It helps students become familiar with clinical workflow and issues surrounding each disease.
  • Its topics and questions serve as a point-of-care tool in the wards.
  • Clinical Prep’s specialty/topic lists align with the USMLE Step 2 content outline and are the same topics as those found in "First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK". Which means that diseases included in this feature are likely to appear on the Step 2!

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Healthcare Business Titles Added to AccessMedicine


McGraw Hill has announced the addition of 14 new Healthcare Business Titles to the AccessMedicine platform.  These titles will appeal to practicing clinicians, healthcare administrators, residents, fellows, and medical students.
"The focus of these books ranges from softer skills, such as communication and conflict resolution, to leadership and management training, to quality improvement and patient safety projects with Lean Six Sigma, to healthcare technology and privacy issues." 
Please remember that AccessMedicine also includes a series of ten  Healthcare Systems Titles on the site, covering topics such as quality, safety, policy, and ethics.


UMHS Students:
You where all sent your personal logins to AccessMedicine at the beginning of your first semester at UMHS. If you have any problem signing into this resource, please contact the Library.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Google Scholar Searches Link to UMHS Library Collections

The Anne Ross Library EBSCO journal holdings are now linked with Google Scholar. This means that if your search results return a journal article that is included in one of our subscription databases, you will be alerted with the link for 'myUMHS' appearing to the right of the article description. See the section below on 'How do I set up Google Scholar?' for instructions on setting this up.

Search Google Scholar for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and websites. While there is overlap between Google Scholar, Discovery Search, and individual library databases, it’s always helpful to have a variety of research tools at your disposal.


Google Scholar links to many online journal articles, but it does not link to all of the articles available in the Anne Ross Library's online databases. By the same token, you may find sources in Google Scholar that aren’t available through the library.

Google Scholar yields broad and comprehensive search results for your topic, especially when looking for sources from different disciplines. It is also useful for identifying related research or for locating sources that have cited published articles you may have authored. The Search Alert tool is an additional benefit for staying up-to-date with information being published on your topic.

How do I set up Google Scholar?

You will need to do a one-time set-up for your account to access full-text articles available through the Anne Ross Library.
  1. Go to scholar.google.com 
  2. Be logged into your personal Google account
  3. Click Settings in Google Scholar
  4. Click Library Links
  5. Search for UMHS-SK or University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  6. Click myUMHS
  7. Click Save 

If you access Google Scholar directly at scholar.google.com without logging in and creating library links, full-text linking will not be available. Follow the myUMHS link for instant access to any available article. 
If you require further assistance to set this up please contact the library.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

EBSCO eBook App Supports the Clinical & Academic Collections

The new EBSCO eBooks App supports the complete EBSCO eBooks experience, allowing you to discover eBooks in the UMHS collection of clinical and general academic titles. Download them to your device, and begin reading immediately, all within the app. The link is provided on the Anne Ross Library Home page, look down the left-hand sidebar.

The EBSCO eBooks App is available for:
Watch a tutorial on searching and downloading EBSCO eBooks using the app or click here for the Quick Start User Guide.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Diagnosaurus (DDx) Comes to UMHS

"Diagnosaurus provides differential diagnoses (DDx) of symptoms, signs, and diseases. By using the various indexes, you can choose to view entries by organ system, or select to view the list of symptoms only, the list of diseases only, or all of the entries. For example, if you wish to review the causes of a patient's chief complaint, simply select the symptom or sign from the alphabetical listing. If you have made a diagnosis and wonder what other disorders to consider, select your diagnosis from the list to see its DDx."

Access from the Anne Ross Library Home page by clicking on 'AccessMedicine' and logging in using the UMHS generic login, and/or then your personal UMHS MyAccess login.

"In medicine, the terms "differential diagnosis" and "etiology" often overlap. They are sometimes distinct and sometimes synonymous. In Diagnosaurus, "DDx" is generally used when either term can apply. However, many entries have both an etiology list and a DDx. In these cases, the etiologies are the possible causes of the condition, while the DDx is the list of alternative diagnoses. For consistency, etiology is always listed before DDx. A few entries also have a list of "associated conditions" or "types."
Note that every entry is linked to related entries by way of the "See Related DDx" feature. For example, while viewing the DDx of psoriasis, you may wish to see the related DDx of scaly lesions. This feature also helps label a patient's presenting syndrome and thus leads you to the best differential diagnosis. In the example above, if the rash reminds you of psoriasis, you might start with the psoriasis entry and then link to the differential diagnosis of scaly lesions."


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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Kaplan USMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes Series


The latest acquisitions to the Anne Ross Library include numerous copies of the 2014 Kaplan USMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes series.

This series has 7 titles covering the Basic Science subjects. Five copies of each title have been added to our Reserve collection for use in the library, while an additional ten copies of each title are available to check out.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Snorkeling Gear Available for Library Checkout


The Anne Ross Library has been donated two sets of snorkeling gear by the SGA Sports Club. This scuba diving equipment is now available for check out from the library.

 


The UMHS Sports Club donated three sports balls last year for check out and use on campus. These snorkeling sets, each including a mask, snorkel and pair of fins, will be allowed off campus for a week long checkout the same as most of the other library resources.


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Monday, June 10, 2013

Anne Ross Library's Latest Acquisition: The DSM-5

The new 5th edition of the American Psychiatric Association's  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5™) is now available on the Reference shelf in the library. The DSM is used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders. This latest edition is 10 years in the making, involving hundreds of international experts working in all aspects of mental health.

"The DSM-5 is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists."

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

MEDLINE® Complete is Here!

MEDLINE® Complete , the latest product offering from EBSCO and described as "an unprecedented full-text collection of the most sought-after medical journals", is now available to our faculty and students! "This exceptional database provides full text for the most prominent journals used in the field of medical research. MEDLINE Complete is the largest full-text companion to the MEDLINE index, containing full text for more than 2,060 journals." This upgrade to our EBSCO subscription provides access to an additional 500 medical journals. Check it out on your computer or mobile devise utilizing your EBSCO login. Please pop in to see me in the library for further instruction on how to search this, or any of our other great library resource databases.

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Mental Health Nursing Assessment Tools

Of particular interest to NUR 313 students,
Prof. McClane has gathered various mental health assessment tools into a kit for students to access in the library.
The kit is available at the library circulation desk.
It includes assessment tools for depression, mental status, heritage assessment [culture], risk assessment, etc.
Sheets may be photocopied.

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