News and Updates
TMC Library appoints Liaison Librarian for Med School
Amy Taylor and Travis Holder are TMC Library’s Liaison Librarians for McGovern Medical School. The LRC has arranged for Amy and Travis to be available for consultations in the Leather Lounge each Wednesday from 11 am to 2 pm. At all other times, students may feel free to contact them directly at the TMC Library.
Amy and Travis will provide person-to-person consultations for students, faculty, and staff. These can range from providing information to advice on conducting systematic reviews. With the introduction of new curriculum in the McGovern Medical School, explosion of medical knowledge and advances in information technology, this will be a great resource to learn about accessing relevant information efficiently and developing life-long learning skills.
Medical Students, faculty and staff may contact Amy or Travis for help with any of the following:
- Instruction on accessing library resources
- Library orientations & customized classes by request
- Literature searches
- Research consultations
- Systematic reviews
- Creating research guides on specific topics
- Requests for new electronic journals, databases or eBooks
- Citation management for papers
Amy Taylor, Liaison Librarian
Travis Holder, Liaison Librarian
App for mobilePDR: Free to Health Sciences Libraries, Students and Faculty
Drug information app from PDR, publisher of Physicians’ Desk Reference – source for drug prescribing information. Further details in: http://www.pdr.net/resources/mobilePDR/
Visit: LRC Instructional Resources for app downloading instruction
Remote Access to Care4
Medical students have remote access to Memorial Hermann’s Care4. You may access Care4 from any computer in the LRC (shortcut on desktop) or from elsewhere at the following web address: https://mhconnect.mhhs.org
You must use Internet Explorer to gain access to this website. Remote access is to Care4 only, without PACS, which can only be accessed from within Memorial Hermann-TMC.
Secure Texting between MSIIIs, MSIVs and Residents during Clinical Rotations
MSIII and MSIV students should download an application from TigerText to their mobile device(s) and use it to send/receive encrypted and HIPAA compliant text messages, etc. Texting offered by wireless service providers and social media sites does not have the necessary security controls and should not be used for communication of sensitive information. UTHealth is making this application free-of-charge to all MSIII, MSIV and Residents.
To start using TigerText, follow these steps:
- Follow instructions to complete the following:
- Receive a temporary password.
- Install AirWatch.
- Install TigerText.
- Change the assigned password to one of your own choice.
For more information, visit the TigerText page.
Students are invited to exhibit their artwork, including photographs, paintings, etc. in the LRC Art Gallery. In most cases, the LRC will provide picture frames and assist with the reproduction of digital images. Please call 713.500.5146 for further details.
New Instructional Resources
Newer editions of core texts, course syllabi, and instructional resources have recently been added to the collection. Students are encouraged to come behind the circulation to browse the collection. Recommendations for additions to the collection are welcomed.