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Volume 4 | Issue 2 | February 2014         

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USMLE Prep Resources   |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Upcoming Events

USMLE Prep Resources

Miss the February 24th Lunch 'n Learn on USMLE Prep Resources? No problem! Here's a quick overview of the resources available at your fingertips from the Medical Library:

USMLE Easy An online test question bank covering content found in Step 1, 2, and 3. Create an account to save exams and track your progress. You may create customized exams on a specific discipline or organ system and choose between Practice Mode (not timed and ideal for studying), Exam Mode (timed), or USMLE Simulation to mimic taking the real exam. Check out our complete quick guide!

ExamMaster OnLine provides USMLE-style and medical subject review questions for Step 1, 2 and 3! Create your own quizzes and tests on specific disciplines or take a practice test which emulates the look and feel of the real thing! Unlike USMLE Easy, you may search for questions by keyword! (Note: You must use your Oakland University email to register for ExamMaster OnLine). Check out our complete quick guide!

Self-Assessment from the Lange Educational Library through AccessMedicine allows you to create custom exams from nearly 20 basic science textbooks, including neuroanatomy, physiology, anatomy, microbiology, and biochemistry. (Note: you need to create a MyAccessMedicine account to create tests).

Finally, check out our USMLE Prep Resources Research Guide which provides a concise list of our electronic and print USMLE review materials as well as other websites for review.

If you have any questions regarding our USMLE prep resources or would like to sit down one-on-one, please contact us!

Student Corner

Medical Library Lunch 'n Learn Series Join us for our March Lunch 'n Learn on 'Drug Information' on Monday, March 24 from 11:30 - 12:30pm in Kresge Library 100. This session will highlight the major drug and complementary information resources available to you including Micromedex, Natural Standard, and Epocrates!
Lunch will be provided so please RSVP via our online registration form

Faculty Corner

Information Mastery Program with CME Credit Join us for our March session to be held at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and Beaumont Hospital Troy! William Beaumont Hospital designates this training activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

  • March: EBM Resources This session is designed for busy clinicians who would like to learn how to access and use a variety of pre-appraised EBM resources in practicing EBM at clinical settings including DynaMed, DARE, and Cochrane Library. Note: This session was previously offered in 2013.
    • Instructor: Stephanie Swanberg
    • Royal Oak: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 4:00-5:00pm, South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Troy: Thursday, March 27, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm, Hospital Ground Floor, Computer Training Lab (near cafeteria -- see map)

Please contact Dr. Misa Mi at with any questions or comments

Registration is available, but not required on the Beaumont CME Calendar. The complete schedule is also posted on the Center for Excellence in Medical Education (CEME) website under Upcoming Events.


Highlighted OUWB Publications

Fritz ML, Walker ED, Yunker AJ, Dworkin I. Daily blood feeding rhythms of laboratory-reared North American Culex pipiens. J Circadian Rhythms. 2014;12(1):1. (Aaron (AJ) Yunker is an MD Candidate at the OUWB)

Lucia V, Joyce B, Farr A. An integrated community health and behavioral health group project. MedEdPortal. 2014.

  • Dr. Victoria Lucia is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB and specializes in epidemiology
  • Dr. Barbara Joyce is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Curriculum Evaluation at the OUWB
  • Dr. Celeste Farr is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB and specializes in public health
Singh S, Manickam P, Amin AV, Samala N, Schouten LJ, Iyer PG, Desai TK. Incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in Barrett's esophagus with low-grade dysplasia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Feb. [epub ahead of print] (Dr. Tusar Desai specializes in gastroenterology at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OUWB.)

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 12: Authors at Oakland: A Celebration of the Book (2:00 - 4:00pm, Kresge Library 4th Floor). Please join OU Libraries and the Senate Library Committee to honor the recent books and book chapters published by Oakland University's faculty!

Congratulations to our two Biomedical Sciences faculty members whose work will be on display:
The Senate Library Committee also selected two authors to present on their research:
  • 'Everywhere and Nowhere: Contemporary Feminism in the United States' - Jo Reger, Professor of Sociology and Director of Women's Studies
  • 'Schooling Hip-Hop: Expanding Hip-Hop Based Education Across the Curriculum' - Emery Petchauer, Assistant Professor, Teacher Development & Educational Studies

Refreshments will be served. If you have questions, please contact Kath Borg at


Tuesday, March 18: The Roots of Harry Potter: Art, Literature & Science Panel Discussion (12:00 - 1:30pm, Kresge Library Room 100) The National Library of Medicine exhibit may have moved on, but the Medical Library is hosting one last event rescheduled due to our January snow day! The panel features brief presentations on the origins of the beloved world in Renaissance science, art history, and literature by our on campus experts:
  • Kevin Grimm, PhD, Associate Professor, English
  • Craig Martin, PhD, Associate Professor, Renaissance Europe & History of Science
  • Taraneh Matloob, PhD Candidate, Children's Literature & Reading
  • Galina Tiranic, PhD, Assistant Professor, Art History

Attendees will still have the opportunity to be sorted into their Hogwarts House and create a house bookmark. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Swanberg at

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