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Medical Student Resources

Resources for UMMS medical students.

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.

Capstone Scholarship & Discovery Course Library Support

Board Prep Practice Questions - ONLINE RESOURCES


BoardVitals is an interactive and powerful board review tool. It contains reviews for all undergraduate 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 the library catalog to search for 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.


Aquifer (formerly MedU) is an online case-based learning environment available to UMass Medical students. UMass offers four of the Aquifer modules - Aquifer Pediatrics (CLIPP), Aquifer Radiology (CORE), Aquifer Internal Medicine (SIMPLE), and WISE-MD (Surgery). Students are automatically added to Aquifer and should receive an email at the beginning of the year asking them to create an account. If you did not receive an email, pleases contact Regina Raboin to set up an account.   


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.

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.

Other Useful Tools

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