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Volume 6 | Issue 2 | February 2016

National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 13 - 19

Each year the National Patient Safety Foundation encourages health professionals and patients to join together in support of the 'United for Patient Safety' campaign. Check out the campaign website for information on how to get involved, links to news updates, education opportunities, as well as toolkits. Materials are available for both health professionals and consumers.

In recognition of the week, the Medical Library has pulled together a list of helpful resources:

Books, eBooks, & eJournals from the Library:


Student Corner 
Miss the USMLE Prep & Review Resources InfoBite? If you missed it or just as a refresher, check out our comprehensive Review Resources online guide listing our major books, eBooks, and online question bank resources for studying for Step 1 and organ system exams! We recommend especially looking at:

USMLE Easy is 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.

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.

First Aid eBook Collection from McGraw-Hill includes the full text of 41 eBooks in the popular First Aid series including:
First Aid for the Basic Sciences: Organ Systems,
First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS & Step 3 and First Aid Cases for the USMLE Step 1.

Faculty Corner 
Faculty Brown Bag Series Our 2016 faculty development series continues in March! Each session will be held on Oakland's campus in Room 478 O'Dowd Hall from 12:00 - 1:00pm. Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Our next session will be:
  • Wednesday, March 23: Building Your Research Profile In this session, we'll review a few popular tools for documenting, tracking, and sharing your scholarly research as well as connecting, collaborating, discovering scientific publications. These tools include ResearchGate, ORCID, and SciENcv.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at


OUWB Publications
Alchammas J
, Al-Faham Z, Roumayah Y, Wong C-YO. The Evaluation of Lupus Myocarditis with N-13 Ammonia and 18F-FDG PET scan. J Nucl Med Technol. January 2016 [ePub ahead of print]. (Dr. Jorge Alchammas is a recent graduate of OUWB, Class of 2015; Dr. Ching-Yee Oliver Wong specializes in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine at Beaumont Health System and serves as Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Molecular Imaging at OUWB)

Gaines N, Gupta P, Sirls LT. Pelvic Prolapse Repair in the Era of Mesh. Curr Urol Rep. 2016;17(3):20. (Dr. Larry Sirls is Section Head of Female Urology & Urodynamics at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and serves as Professor in the Department of Urology at OUWB)

Smith CP, Chancellor MB. Botulinum Toxin to Treat Neurogenic Bladder. Semin Neurol. 2016;36(1):5-9. (Dr. Michael Chancellor specializes in urology at Beaumont Health System and serves as Professor in the Department of Urology at OUWB

New NLM Image Database: MedPix®

The National Library of Medicine recently launched MedPix®, a free online medical image database of images from nearly 120 patient cases. Currently, you can only browse the cases, but text searching and other functionality will slowly be introduced over the next 12 months. The database targets physicians, nurses, residents, and medical students.

MedPix® was originally developed by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics at the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.


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