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Educational Resources

Educational Activities"We have the educational resources of a major academic research institution at our fingertips. These resources range from a medical library with both depth and breadth (Miner Library, and HH Williams Library), to interprofessional collaborations between departments, to our nationally-ranked medical school. Pooled together, these represent a wealth of invaluable learning tools, which we hope you will take full advantage of as a resident!"


We use Medhub, is used by the residency and the office of graduate medical education for many purposes including:

  • Evaluations — allows residents and faculty to initiate on-the-fly evaluations of peers, supervisors and medical students. It prompts residents to choose who they worked with most to generate an evaluation.
  • Documentation — allows residents to document procedures, as well as educational activities and presntations.
  • Information — provides centrally located information such as detailes/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.

Library Resources

John R. Williams Health Sciences Library & Miner Library

The John R. Williams Health Sciences Library at Highland Hospital affords us site-specific benefits (free inter-library loans!), plus links us to all of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry's Miner Library Resources. Feel free to explore their extensive websites but in brief, we enjoy:

  1. A vast library catalog, with multiple journal subscriptions
  2. Individualized librarian services, including streamlined online lit search requests
  3. Free access to multiple databases, including:
  • UptoDate
  • Cochrane
  • VisualDx
  • Natural Medicines
  • Bibliography Managers Refworks and Endnote
  • And much more!

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.