The Medical Library strives to be a center of excellence for healing, education, and discovery. Its primary aim is to support the health and healthcare information needs for teaching, learning, research, and patient care. The library is committed to ensuring access to clinical information for members of the medical school, the expanded university, practicing physicians, and the community at large.
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Hi, I’m Noelle, and, sad to say, I just lost my job. A couple years ago I got my LPN, and now I’m going back to get my RN to get my job back and hopefully get better security with it. I love helping people, and I’m definitely looking forward to getting back to work. That’s why I’m taking the maximum allowable number of credits
Did I mention I’m a new mom? I hate having to spend any time away from my precious baby boy, which is why I do a lot of my studying from home. And since the library is no place for a crying baby, it’s not really somewhere I can go. Everybody says I should sleep when he sleeps, but I don’t do that; I curl up on my living room couch, and I study! Once per week, my mom watches my son for the entire day to allow me some library time, and I never hesitate to ask for help when I need it. Time is of the essence, after all.
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Hi, I’m Oliver, and I’m in my senior year of undergrad. I decided to major in anthropology, because although the biomedical and basic sciences are important to medical school, I also see the value in being able to connect with people on a personal level. The premed science requirements are really tough, so I spend a lot of time studying. I also volunteer working with homeless people, helping them find resources to be able to access much-needed health care, and I have a part-time job doing clinical research at our hospital here on campus. It all keeps me busy, but I love it!
I spend a lot of time at the library, especially late at night since that’s when I have the most energy and the most free time. If the library’s closed when I finish my shift, I hang out at a 24-hour diner and do my coursework there. Since I take a variety of classes in different disciplines, it’s really important that our library has easy access to online books, journals, and databases in the fields that I’m studying.
Greetings, I am Raj, a professor of Oncology. I teach students and conduct clinical research on leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers, while also providing care for patients suffering from those diseases. My first responsibility is always to the patient, but I enjoy helping aspiring young doctors realize their potential within the field of Oncology.
With any type of medicine, it is crucial that physicians maintain and extremely current knowledge of their respective fields, and this is doubly true for physicians-in-training. The best way for them to accomplish this is to read well-respected, peer-reviewed journals.
Hello, I am Mirela, and I’m a medical student who has come here from Russia. Life is always hectic for me. I take a full class load and volunteer at the hospital to help the residents complete their work. All day I attend lectures, and all night I study. I need many resources to help accomplish my goals—things like monographs, eBooks, and periodicals that tie directly to my coursework.
But I need help with more than just my classwork. Medicine comes naturally to me. It is my passion, so I work hard. What is not easy is understanding all the technical terms and acronyms. In Russia, I always received top marks for my English language skills, but now that I am among native speakers, I know there is much I still need to learn.
Hi, I’m Mariyam, and I serve as the director of the medical library here at the university. There are four primary populations I must serve: hospital staff, patients and their families, students, and general consumers. Each of these groups has entirely different needs, which means I must be a master of the content we offer. We not only need to understand medicine, but also business. To keep the library well-funded, we must prove to the hospital board that we are on top of our game. This includes reaching the largest audience we possibly can, understanding population trends, meeting the needs of learners pursuing joint degrees, and remaining both eco-friendly and OSHA compliant.
Lately, my colleagues and I find digital resources fit our needs better than print. It’s always preferable to be able to send a patron to a single resource for all his or her research needs, and, since multiple users can access digital resources simultaneously, we never have to turn someone away due to content unavailability. Plus, the frequently refreshed content within databases helps keep us informed as well.
Hi, my name is Noelle. I’m a Nursing student.
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Hi, my name is Oliver. I’m a Pre-Med student.
Hi, my name is Raj. I’m a Professor of Oncology.
Hi, my name is Mirela. I’m a Medical student.
Hi, my name is Mariyam. I’m the Medical librarian.