John R. Williams Health Sciences Library & Miner Library
The John R. Williams Health Sciences Library at Highland Hospital affords us site-specific benefits (including free inter-library loans), plus links us to all of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry's Miner Library Resources. Some resources on their extensive websites include:
- A vast library catalog, with multiple journal subscriptions
- Individualized librarian services, including streamlined online literature search requests
- Free access to multiple databases, including:
- Essential Evidence Plus
- Natural Medicines
- Bibliography Managers Refworks and Endnote
In addition to the university’s library resources, the Family Medicine residency has its own subscription to DynaMed, one of the highest-rated evidence-based medicine resources available.
Training for these and other resources is available in online tutorials or live sessions with library reference staff. A reference librarian provides hands-on training to Family Medicine residents at several times over the three years, including during the R1 community medicine rotation and the R3 journal club.
MedHub, is used by the residency and the office of graduate medical education for multiple purposes:
- Evaluations — it prompts residents to choose who they worked with most to generate evaluation requests. It also allows residents and faculty to initiate on-the-fly evaluations of peers, supervisors and medical students.
- Documentation — allows residents to document procedures, as well as educational activities and presentations.
- Information — provides centrally located information such as details/instructions/resources for rotations, residency policies, and outlines for long term projects such as Areas of Concentration (AOCs). It is also used to document work hours to ensure that residents do not exceed New York State and ACGME work hours standards.