Learning Resource Center

Instructional Resources

The collection is developed is in conjunction with the faculty and is correlated with curricular offerings of the Medical School. Included are print and audiovisual resources, clinical simulations, web-based resources, required and recommended core textbooks. The collection also includes clinical simulators, USMLE study aids, course syllabi, and faculty reserves.

The SonoSim® Ultrasound Training Solution

Easy Way to Learn Ultrasonography®
SonoSim® Ultrasound Training Solution is comprehensive and yet easy-to-use ultrasound training solution. The laptop computer-based platform provides freedom to learn anytime-anywhere. It provides extensive didactic teaching, hands-on training and knowledge assessment on a variety of topics.

Available 24/7 in LRC. See staff for additional help.



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/



Instructions for downloading app to Apple or Android device:

  1. Go to PDR.net/mobilePDR
  2. Click App Store or Google Play to install
  3. Open app on your device
  4. Tap “create account”
  5. Tap “skip this step”
  6. Enter requested information and submit your registration

Online catalog

Log on to the online catalog with your UTHealth username and password and search for resources by author, title, course, or subject. The catalog also shows items are already checked-out, date of return, items already checked-out to an individual, and overdue fines, if any which may have accumulated. A student may also reserve an item for check-out at a later time. A web-based library management system (Destiny) is deployed to catalog, classify, and circulate items in the collection as well as compile and analyze circulation data and generate overdue notices.

Auscultation Manikin

Auscultation ManikinThe SAM (Student Auscultation Manikin) gives medical students practice in listening to the heart, bruit, breath, and bowel sounds. A carotid pulse is also discerned with every heart sound to assist in the identification of the onset of systole. The sounds are accessed through a laptop interfaced with the manikin, and as many as six sounds may be played simultaneously, allowing the heart and lung sounds to be heard by moving the stethoscope as one would on a normal patient. A phonocardiogram of each sound is displayed on the computer screen.

Lecture Video Streaming

Video on DemandInteractive Video Services records and broadcasts many classroom events, including first two years’ of course lectures given as part of the Medical School curriculum. The students are able to view these soon after a lecture is given through video streaming either in the LRC or from a remote site. In addition, several special events are also recorded such as the Grand Rounds, Clinical Research Curriculum, guest lecturers for various departments, and special lecture series such as the Dean’s Lectures and President’s/Dean’s Town Hall Meetings.

Online Resources on LRC Computers

These instructional resources may be accessed through a link on the desktop to Educational Programs from the any computer in the LRC. A list of the subjects covered is as follows:



Up to DateThird- and fourth-year students may access Up-To-Date through the Harris County’s Citrix Portal login page. Each computer in the LRC has a shortcut to it on the desktop. To open HCHD Login to HCHD Citrix Portal using the HCHD username and password. Click on Internet Explorer, and in the search box enter “up to date.” The first result that comes up will give you full access to the Up-To-Date database.

The TMC Library

TMC LibraryThe TMC Library serves a consortium of institutions in the Texas Medical Center, including the UT Medical School. All medical students with a valid UTHealth ID badge are eligible to utilize the facilities and services offered by the TMC Library. Library collections are available in print and/or electronic formats, currently providing access to:

  • 240 Databases
  • 9,195 Electronic Books
  • 15,160 Electronic Journals, including 7,155 current subscriptions
  • 134,768 Print Volumes (Not Counting Rare Books)
  • 198,072 Bound Journal Volumes
  • Electronic access is available from library computers