Learning Resource Center

News and Updates

Pager/Smartphone Directory

MS 3 and 4 students: Please check your listing in the Pager Directory. For updates, corrections or errors, contact the LRC at 713-500-5145 or send an email to Renata.Kalita@uth.tmc.edu

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

TigertextMSIII 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:

  • Open the TigerText Terms of Use Acknowledgement page.
  • Follow instructions to complete the following:
    • Accept TigerText terms of use.
    • 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.

TMC Library


Study Hub

A new student study lounge is now available for student use. The Study Hub is located on the street level of the library and includes flexible seating, group study rooms, and iMac computer stations.  Vending machines and a microwave are also available to keep you fueled while you work. For more information on the TMC Library and its hours, please see the library website.

Emily Couvilon, MSIS has been designated as Liaison Librarian for the McGovern Medical School at Houston. Medical Students may contact Emily 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 and article organization






In place of Epocrates, which has discontinued its free subscription for medical students, TMC Library recommends an online and searchable database called Micromedex: http://library.tmc.edu/resources/

Several Micromedex apps area also available: Micromedex Drug Reference, Micromedex Drug Interactions, and Micromedex compatibility. All these are part of TMC Library’s subscription and each has its own unlock code. Instructions for apps are available through “Download Mobile Apps” on Micromedex home page under Resources.

A quick review of Micromedex may found at: http://www.imedicalapps.com/2015/06/alternative-epocrates/

For TMC Library’s complete guide to pharmacy resources, go to: http://libguides.library.tmc.edu/c.php?g=89826&p=579996

For questions or more details, please contact Emily Couvilon, McGovern Medical School’s Liaison Librarian, at 713-799-7166


LRC UptoDate

UpToDate is available to all clinicians, staff, residents, fellows, and students at UTHealth and Memorial Hermann at: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/search

Users may access the system via any internal hospital or clinic computer as well through phone/tablet app or from home computer. Once logged in to the UTHealth domain, users will be able to register with UpToDate, receive their UN/PW from UpToDate  and activate the mobile app with it.  While in the UTHealth domain, UTHealth employees and students can just click on the login/register button to set up UpToDate.

Register for a username and password to get mobile app for iOS, Android or Windows 8 devices. To register an account, visit: https://www.uptodate.com/login-register

To access from the web, visit : http://www.uptodate.com/contents/search

For iPhone App, visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/uptodate/id334265345?mt=8

For Android App, Visit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uptodate.android&hl=en

For Windows App, Visit: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/uptodate/8d4b67a6-2939-4ac8-b78d-8c8825483511

Art Gallery

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.