Medical Libraries offer new study tool

Medical Libraries offer new study tool

BoardVitals, now available at Christiana Care’s medical libraries, is a powerful board-review tool that can be used by practicing physicians, residents and medical students.


BoardVitals includes thousands of board review questions for 16 medical specialties in an interactive online database. Detailed, up-to-date explanations are presented with each answer, with references and links to applicable sources. Specialties include cardiology, child psychiatry, dermatology, echocardiography, emergency medicine, ENT, family medicine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, neurology, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry, radiology and surgery.

In addition, BoardVitals includes more than 5,000 challenging shelf exam questions targeted for use during clerkship rotations, specifically adapted for the medical school student level. The shelf exams cover neurology, OB-GYN, family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery and psychiatry.

BoardVitals has the ability to create customized practice tests using many options, including number of questions, subjects and more. Advanced statistics are embedded in the program so users can know where their strengths and weaknesses are, based on their performance.

Enjoy 24-hour access to BoardVitals from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or computer.

October is National Medical Libraries Month

During the month of October, pick up a crossword puzzle at any Christiana Care medical library to complete and enter in a raffle drawing.

Don’t miss the annual Buck-A-Book Sale at the Christiana Hospital library, Oct. 6-17. Books are cash and carry only. No holds will be considered.

The Gail P. Gill Community Health Library and Junior Board Cancer Resource Library will host teatimes in October. Stop by for refreshments and giveaways, and take some healthy steps with a Wii Fit game at the Gill Library on Friday, Oct. 17, and Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1:30 -4:30 p.m., in Room 1E58. The Cancer Resource Library will hold similar events on Thursday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1-5 p.m. Registration is not required.