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Medical Student Resources and House Pages  

Resources for UMMS medical students, plus pages specific to Houses and maintained by the respective House Librarians.
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Using these pages

All tabs on these pages include links to a variety of online, topic-specific resources.  Please note that most of these links are supplemental to required course materials and include materials that while accurate and from reliable sources, may present information that varies from what is taught at UMMS.

Core Online Journals

Links to some of the core health sciences journals available online via the Library. These journals represent a collection of the most accessed,  referenced and recommended journals in the field of Medicine.


Board Prep Practice Questions - ONLINE RESOURCES


USMLEasy assists you to prepare for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3. You’ll find thousands of online questions covering all the disciplines and organ systems covered on the exam — along with powerful customization features that allow you to focus on the topics you need to master and bypass what you already know.   Go to USMLEasy to set up a FREE account.  From the UMMLE Easy home page, click "Sign In" and then the "Do you get access via your institution" link.


BoardVitals is an interactive and powerful board review tool. It contains reviews for all USMLE step exams,  This link will open directly on the "sign up for a new account" page which also has a"login" button for current users.




Click here for a list of print study aids held by the Lamar Soutter Library.  All of these resources are on the library's Reserve Shelf for in-library use only.  Open the title link for information on call number for exact location on the shelf.



MedU is an online case-based learning environment available to all U Mass Worcester students.   Set up an account on the U Mass network and then access cases from any computer with your user name and password.  U Mass offers four of the Med U modules - CLIPP (Pediatrics), CORE (Radiology), SIMPLE (Internal Medicine) and WISE-MD (Surgery).


American Medical Student Research Journal

The American Medical Student Research Journal was created by medical students to give future physician-scientists the opportunity to develop the critical thinking skills needed to succeed in academia and clinical practice. The journal is authored, reviewed, and edited by medical students working under the guidance of faculty mentors. The journal seeks notable articles, of which a medical student is the primary author, which meet excellence in research standards.


EBM Resources

Visit the library's EBM Resource Portal for information, resources and tutorials about Evidence-Based Medicine. EBM Logo

Other Useful Tools

Here's a collection of things that might come in handy for you at some point.

  • Medical Spanish
    Medical Spanish allows clinicians with little or no knowledge of Spanish to confidently conduct a thorough medical history, perform a complete medical examination, and give medical instructions to their Spanish-speaking patients.
  • eScholarship@UMMS
    a digital archive offering worldwide access to the research and scholarly output of the University of Massachusetts Medical School community.
  • UMMS International Medical Education Reports  
    A collection of the reports written by students during their time spent abroad. Discover places to work, tips on doing service out of the country, and more.

Study Aids


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