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Volume 4 | Issue 8 | August 2014         

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Women in Medicine Month  |  Student Corner  |  Faculty Corner  |  New Resource: Bates' Visual Guide 

September is Women in Medicine Month!

The Medical Library has recently expanded our women in medicine collection and in celebration of Women in Medicine Month in September, we've pulled together a list for your reading pleasure!

The following are just a select few titles so check out the complete list here! Those in red are the new additions to our collection!
  • The Changing Face of Medicine: Women Doctors and the Evolution of Health Care in America by Ann K Boulis and Jerry A Jacobs (2008). Available on 3rd Floor of Kresge: R 692 .B675 2008
  • Changing the Culture of Academic Medicine: Perspectives of Women Faculty by Linda H Pololi (2010). Available on 3rd Floor of Kresge: R 692 .P65 2010
  • The Woman in the Surgeon's Body by Joan Cassell (2000). Available on 3rd Floor of Kresge: RD 31.5 .C38 1998

  • This Side of Doctoring: Reflections from Women in Medicine by Eliza Lo Chin (2003). Available on 3rd Floor of Kresge: R692 .T45 2003


If you have any suggestions for additional titles in this area, please send your recommendation(s) to

Student Corner

Medical Library Student InfoBites For the third year, the Medical Library is hosting a series of extracurricular lunch seminars that complement information mastery topics taught in the curriculum. Starting in September, the series will be offered monthly from 11:30 - 12:30pm in O'Dowd Hall and includes lunch! Join us for our first one:

September: Winter is Coming: Survival Tips from the Medical Library
  • When: Wednesday, September 3 from 11:30 - 12:30pm
  • Where: 110A O'Dowd Hall
  • Description: We aren't in Westeros, but you may find that certain things are looming (new courses, study habits, Step 1, what textbooks should I buy?) and you need to be prepared! Hear survival tips and tricks from your upperclassmen as well as from the Medical Library in an informal roundtable discussion!
If you plan to attend, RSVP via our online registration form


Study Space Update Just a quick update for you on the ongoing changes in the Medical Library study spaces!
  • Lights have been installed in each study carrel in the Quiet Study Room
  • We've requested the print station be moved to the Collaborative Study Room to reduce the amount of noise and traffic in the Quiet Study
  • We've purchased a Keurig coffee machine for your use in the breakout room with the sink in the Collaborative Study Room. The first set of K-cups are on us, but bring your favorite for the future!
**Coming Soon! Also look for these upcoming changes: additional signage will be posted in the Quiet Study Room indicating the room is quiet study only; rails will be installed to display medical student scholarly posters in the Collaborative Study Room; and white boards will be installed on the walls in the two breakout rooms!

2014 Excellence in Case Report Writing Award
The American Medical Student Research Journal is currently seeking submissions of case reports for the 2014 Excellence Award, which includes a $1,000 reward for the best case report. All submissions will be considered for the upcoming issue and the deadline to submit is September 30, 2014. For case report guidelines and to submit, visit their website at

The AMSRJ is an independent, open-access, online publication for students, by students, which features case reports, original research, review articles, meta-analyses, personal experience essays, policy position articles, and original artwork.

Faculty Corner

Faculty Brown Bag Series The Medical Library will be hosting its second faculty brown bag series on Oakland's campus beginning in September! Each session topic was selected based on your feedback and will be held in 478 O'Dowd Hall from 12:00 - 1:00pm. Anyone interested in the topics is welcome to attend. Please feel free to bring your lunch!

September: Strategies for Tracking your Scholarly Impact on the Field for Promotion & Tenure 
  • When: Wednesday, September 17 from 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • Where: 478 O'Dowd
  • Description: Wondering how exactly your work is being used and impacting the greater field? This session will help you identify and utilize the best resources to track your own work and for promotion and tenure purposes.

If you have any questions about the series, please contact Misa Mi at


OUWB Publications

Fortin PT. The midfoot is really deformed after hindfoot arthrodesis: how to salvage? Foot Ankle Clin. 2014;19(3):469-482. (Dr. Paul Fortin is Section Head of Foot & Ankle Surgery at Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak and serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the OUWB)

Maisels MJ, Clune S, Coleman K, Gendelman B, Kendall A, McManus S, Smyth M. The natural history of jaundice in predominantly breastfed infants. Pediatrics. 2014;134(2):e340-e345.

  • Dr. Jeffrey Maisels specializes in pediatrics at Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak and serves as Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the OUWB
  • Drs. Sarah Clune, Brian Gendelman, Ada Kendall, and Sharon McManus specialize in pediatrics at Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak and serve as Assistant Professors in the Department of Pediatrics at the OUWB
  • Dr. Mary Smyth is Section Head of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak and also serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the OUWB

Wasserman JA, Fitzgerald JE, Sunny MA, Cole M, Suminski RR, Dougherty JJ. Nonmedical use of stimulants among medical students. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014:114(8):643-653. (Dr. Jason Wasserman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the OUWB and specializes in clinical bioethics)

New Resource: Bates' Visual Guide

The Medical Library recently purchased Bates' Visual Guide from Wolters Kluwer which is the online video companion to Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking.

The database includes over eight hours of video content focusing on head-to-toe as well as system by system physical examination. Check it out!


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