Academic Resources

In addition to the various medical learning activities incorporated to the residency program, medical residents also enjoy the following educational benefits:

ON-SITE LIBRARY

Monmouth Medical Center has an on-site medical library accessible to residents 24/7. Latest editions of recommended textbooks and DVD lectures are available. Should residents need other medical textbooks, they may request these references for purchase, pending approval by the Director of Medical Education. Each medical resident is also given a copy of the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics during the internship year.

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Medicine residents are given full access to most journals and online textbooks through the extensive collections of the Drexel Libaries.

JOURNAL ACCESS

Through the shared journal subscriptions throughout our network, medical residents have full-text access to practically all medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. As a teaching affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, all medical residents are also given remote access to the extensive electronic journals and database of the Drexel Medical Library.

ONLINE TEXTBOOK ACCESS

Through the subscriptions of the system and the Drexel Medical Library, medical residents have free full-text access to online medical textbooks. These subscriptions, include but are not limited to:

  • McGraw-Hill’s Access Medicine (includes Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine online)
  • Elsevier-Saunder’s MD Consult (includes Goldman’s Cecil Medicine online)
  • Elsevier-Saunder’s Clinical Key
  • Wolters-Kluwer’s OVID SP

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MMC utilizes fully-electronic medical records using the user-friendly Cerner platform.

ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS

Monmouth Medical Center utilizes the Cerner Millennium EMR for integration of all electronic medical records and computerized physician order entry. Residents use this EMR program for all medical documentation. The EMR may be accessed from all computer terminals in the hospital, as well as remotely from home. Residents are also given remote access via tablets and smartphones, over the hospital’s reliable wifi connection.

In addition, all radiologic studies may be viewed at computer terminals through the Horizon Radiology application. EKGs may be accessed through the MUSE application. Scanned old medical records and dictations may be accessed through the 3M application. All of these applications are accessible through the numerous computer terminals in the hospital floors.

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UpToDate, one of the leading electronic medical references in use today, is accessible from any computer terminal at MMC. Staff are also given remote access from home, as well as mobile/tablet access to this resource.

UPTODATE

UpToDate is the premier evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care. Uptodate is available from all computer terminals inside the hospital. Medical residents are also given home access to this resource. Use of the UpToDate application on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices is also provided.

LEXICOMP

Lexicomp is an industry-leading provider of drug information and clinical content for the healthcare industry. Lexicomp is available from all computer terminals inside the hospital. Medical residents are also given home access to this resource. Use of the Lexicomp application on smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices is also provided.

PATIENT SIMULATION

Drexel University College of Medicine’s Clinical Education Assessment Center provides a custom-designed setting where residents can learn, practice and be evaluated on the skills they will need to communicate and work effectively with patients. The Standardized Patient Program trains and tests participants and students from a wide range of medical disciplines throughout the stages of their medical education or career. Each PGY-1 resident is entitled to participate in this standardized patient program and is given comprehensive feedback regarding his or her performance thereafter.

ANNUAL IN-TRAINING EXAM

Developed by the American College of Physicians and co-sponsored by the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and the Association of Professors of Medicine, the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination is designed to give residents an opportunity for self-assessment and identify areas in which residents need extra assistance. Each medical resident is entitle to take the ACP IM-ITE yearly.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES

Participation in national and regional professional meetings and conferences is encouraged. Leave time and expense stipend are available to residents.

CERTIFICATIONS

Necessary medical certifications including BLS and ACLS and New Jersey Training Permit Application are provided at Monmouth’s expense.

MEMBERSHIPS

Professional organization membership dues are paid by the hospital.

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Each resident is provided free MKSAP review materials to guide their reading and learning throughout the course of residency.

BOARD REVIEW

In addition to three years of medical experience, as well as medical library resources and conferences provided through the internal Medicine Residency Program, the following additional resources are available to assist residents in passing the ABIM Board Exams:

  • ACP’s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP). This resource gives residents a concise review of essential internal medicine topics by subspecialty. It also provides an opportunity to test their knowledge and compare their results with national averages. The program pays for MKSAP review of materials for all medical residents.
  • Medstudy Board Review DVD lectures and Medstudy Core Curriculum textbooks are available at the on-site medical library.
  • Off-Site Board Review Course. Each PGY-3 is entitled to a 1-week board review course. Residents attend the Awesome ABIM Review Course under Dr. Habeeb Rahman. The program pays for all course expenses, as well as hotel accommodations.
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