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Medical Library News
Volume 4 | Issue 3 | March 2014         

In this issue
Medical Library Remodel   |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  Recognizing MedEdPortal Publications

Medical Library Remodel

The Medical Library is pleased to announce we are remodeling all of our existing physical spaces and more than doubling your study space! Beginning in mid-April, construction on the Medical Library Office and Medical Library Study Rooms will commence and last for approximately six weeks.

ACCESS TO LIBRARY FACULTY, TEXTBOOKS, and PRINT STATION During construction, the current Medical Library Office will be closed, but you can find most of us on the third floor of Kresge Library around the corner from the elevators in KL 328. The individual study rooms and most of the existing Medical Library Study Room will remain open for study and will continue to house the textbooks, USMLE review books, and print station.

NEW SPACES In addition to remodeling the current Medical Library Study Room, we are doubling our space by acquiring KL 100, the room next door. The existing Medical Library Study Room will become Quiet Study and the new space, Collaborative Study. The Collaborative Study space will contain three main spaces: a large open area with tables, chairs, and whiteboards in addition to two small group collaboration rooms with technology. The mock-ups below show the layouts of the two spaces.

 Designs by ISCG Workplace Inspired              

If you have any questions or concerns regarding construction, please contact us at

Student Corner

Medical Library Lunch 'n Learn Series Join us for our final Lunch 'n Learn this year on 'Mobile Apps for Medicine' on Monday, April 14 from 11:30 - 12:30pm in **Kresge Library 225B**. Visited the App Store recently? Feeling lost about what you should add to your app collection? Whether you own an iOS or Android device, we can help you navigate the world of medical apps that you can use both for study and on clinical rotations!

Lunch will be provided so please RSVP via our online registration form


Drug Information and Pharmacology Resources Online Guide developed as a result of our March Lunch 'n Learn, this guide provides a one-stop shop for the major drug and pharmacology resources available to you both from the library and beyond!

Faculty Corner

Information Mastery Program with CME Credit Join us for our April 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)™.

  • April: Systematic Reviews This session will discuss the basic principles of systematic reviews and differences between systematic reviews and other types of reviews. It will review resources for systematic reviews and introduce the steps for conducting a systematic review on a given clinical question. Note: This session was previously offered in 2013.
    • Instructor: Dr. Misa Mi
    • Royal Oak: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 4:00-5:00pm, South Tower 3rd Floor Surgical Learning Center, Classrooms 1 & 2
    • Troy: Thursday, April 24, 2013, 4:00-5:00pm, Hospital Ground Floor, Area C Classroom (formerly POB Classroom near the West Entrance -- 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.

MedEdPortal Publications

It has been nearly a year since Dr. Rick Sabina first promoted MedEdPortal in a series of faculty development workshops. Mainly as a result of his work in the MedEdPortal Faculty Mentor Program, the OUWB can boast 25 MedEdPortal publications and resources in iCollaborative. To celebrate this accomplishment, the Medical Library is featuring all of our faculty, student, and staff MedEdPortal publications in this month's newsletter!

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