Educating 21st Century Doctors

The panel on Monday provided great insights and perspectives on educating 21st century doctors and included speakers from Oakland University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. Each speaker highlighted a different angle on the topic question and provided great ideas and examples of what the doctor of tomorrow will learn and how this will translate into their patient care.

Dr. Robert Noiva discussed the importance of patient centered care and highlighted how a picture can speak volumes when he showed a picture of a group of doctors discussing their patient care, but with no patient in sight. To focus on patient centered care, Dr. Noiva described how he envisioned a 21st century physician delivering this care – compassionately. In order to provide this compassionate care, the school has promoted a movement towards enrolling medical students who are “more than their score” and focusing on admitting students using a holistic review that looks at both academic achievements and interpersonal competencies. In order to deliver this compassionate care, 21st century physicians need to focus on their personal wellness and OUWB has integrated wellness into the curriculum with wellness events and activities for students to help them cope with their demanding schedules and prevent burnout.

Dr. Laurie Richlin started off her presentation getting attendees to think about what the 21st century physician looked like to them. Giving a short break to chat with our tables, I leaned toward my own personal bias and pictured a techie doctor utilizing all the latest technology to provide in-depth, personalized health care, but chatting with the librarians at my table helped me to see that a collaborator is what a 21st century doctor will be – someone who can communicate with a healthcare team and their patients. Dr. Richlin’s love for medical libraries was obvious from the start of her presentation when she noted that hiring a medical librarian was a crucial first step when opening a practice and continued throughout her presentation. Dr. Richlin highlighted the key roles of a 21st century physician: Healer, Scientist, Advocate, Educator, Colleague, and Role Model. Echoing Dr. Noiva, Dr. Richlin also stressed how compassion is needed as a doctor. Along with compassion, lifelong learning was another skill needed by doctors which can easily be attained by forming a connection with their medical librarian. Dr. Richlin also discussed the Research Readiness Self Assessment (RRSA) which was an excellent example of how the medical library can become more involved with medical education.

Dr. Michelle Daniel concluded the panel with her presentation on the new curriculum at the University of Michigan’s Medical School. Some of the changes to the curriculum include decreasing the number of years in which science is taught, increasing the number of clinical years, including leadership training, and a course on doctoring (covering all 4 years) to enhance students’ communication, collaboration skills, and compassion. The curriculum also wanted to focus on students’ interests and encouraged them to pursue different paths in their education. These “Paths of Excellence” help to prepare students to become agents of change in health care and reinforce the vision of a 21st century physician.

Research Data Management and Serendipity

Saturday at #MidwestMHSLA17 was a full day of Continuing Education for me. I had planned to learn about Research Data Management (RDM) with Kevin Read and Alisa Surkis from New York University School of Medicine in the morning, then about library assessment in the afternoon. I thought it would be a nice introduction to two dissimilar topics, one having to do with research and numbers, and the other with having to do with marketing and the business of libraries.

Serendipitously, though, I ended up spending a full eight hours learning about RDM. My afternoon class got cancelled and so I ended up in a second class entitled Data Management for Librarians given by Caitlin Bakker from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

From Kevin and Alisa I learned not only the basics of RDM, but also how it can be marketed. I learned that librarians should make meetings with researchers about their research, not about the library. Kevin even went into how to “cold-call” researchers to drum up business for the library. A couple of ways to find out about what your institution’s researchers are doing include the NIH RePORTER database and your institution’s grant office.

Then Alisa showed us this cute video, which dramatized many of the frustrations researchers have when managing their data and what can go wrong with RDM and sharing.

I’m going to start learning more about RDM by reading this article by Kevin and Alisa and their colleagues, “Starting the data conversation: informing data services at an academic health sciences library.”

As usual, I felt overwhelmed with the information in just one CE class; nevertheless, I persisted in the afternoon, as Caitlin Bakker reinforced many of the RDM topics from Kevin and Alisa’s class. Caitlin provided us with some hands-on exercises using the DMP Tool to actually critique and compose a Data Management Plan. Within a few hours she had the class reviewing and creating real plans that would meet institutional and funder requirements.

I ended up with a day-long crash course in data management, but I still learned about library marketing as I had hoped. I was a beneficiary of a serendipitous confluence of three great instructors and a rising topic in health sciences librarianship. I made sure to tell Emily Ginier, the Chair of the CE Committee, how pleased I was with my day, despite the cancellation and substitution of my afternoon class. I also wrote to Kevin, Alisa, and Caitlin suggesting they team teach a seminar together on RDM. What an excellent day of learning at #MidwestMHSLA17!

Donald Pearson, MBA/MIS, MLIS, AHIP
Library Technology Specialist, Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library
Columbus, Ohio
dpearson@mchs.com | library.mchs.com

Upcoming Fundraiser at Midwest Chapter MLA 2017

Upcoming Fundraiser: Support Midwest Chapter MLA 2017 Scholarships Three Ways!    

  • Bid on handmade silent auction items donated by Chapter members,
  • Pay $1.00 to vote for the Midwest MLA Chapter ‘Critter’ of your choice, and
  • Purchase a ribbon for $1.00 with sayings on them for yourself or your colleague’s nametag!

Fundraiser Location: Conference Registration Area

Silent Auction Details

  • Silent Auction items will be represented on the table(s) by bid sheets due to limited space
  • As space allows, items will be displayed as much as possible
  • Ask for a closer look at any item – they will be available nearby
  • Preview the auction items: http://z.umn.edu/mc_auction

Silent Auction Parameters:

  • Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:50 PM on Sunday 10/15/17
    • Final Bidding: 4:30 to 4:50 PM
    • Winners Pay & Pick Up Winnings: 4:50 to 5:15
  • Cash or check only
  • A starting bid will be stated on the bid sheet
  • Bids must be at least $2.00 each (unless otherwise stated)
  • A starting bid will be stated on the bid sheet
  • All sales are final. There will be no exchanges or refunds unless otherwise noted. All items are “as is.”
  • Must be present to win or have designated in writing who is picking up and paying on your behalf
  • The auction item value listed is an estimate of fair market value. Items have not been appraised unless so noted. The amount you pay above this fair market value estimate is normally tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax adviser to clarify amount of deduction.

Chapter Critter Update & Details

There was an enthusiastic response to the call for Chapter ‘Critter’ suggestions.  A total of 26 different suggestions came in and the Executive Board voted on their 5 top choices.  Survey results revealed 6 top ‘critters’ due to a 3-way tie.

  • Members vote to select one of the 6 as the ‘critter’ or mascot to represent the nine states in the Midwest MLA Chapter.

Top Six Proposed ‘Critters’

In-Person Chapter Critter Voting Parameters

  • Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:50 PM on Sunday 10/15/17
  • $1.00 per vote – cash or check only
  • Vote as often as you like for the critter of your choice
  • If there’s a tie, the winner will be pulled out of a hat by the Chapter president
  • The winning ‘Critter’ will be announced at the Business Meeting on Monday 10/16/17

Online ‘Critter’ Voting 10/1 – 10/15 until 5 pm

How to donate and cast your vote(s):

  • Use the Midwest MLA online donation form: https://mcmla45.wildapricot.org/page-1745931
  • Votes are $1.00 each.  Put the total amount you wish to donate for votes, i.e. $10.00 for 10 votes
  • In the Comments field put the ‘critter’ / mascot for which you want to vote
  • Complete the form and pay.

Purchase ‘Fun’ Ribbons for Name Tag

  • $1.00 per ribbon – cash or check only
  • Buy ribbons for yourself or your colleagues
  • Buy as many as you like

Bid, vote, and purchase ribbons often to raise Midwest MLA scholarship funds!   

Questions?  Contact us.

Thanks everyone!

Edith Starbuck (edith.starbuck@uc.edu) and Nicole Theis-Mahon (theis025@umn.edu)

2017 Silent Auction Fundraiser Co-chairs

Midwest MLA Scholarship Fundraiser – Coming Soon!

Midwest MLA Scholarship Fundraiser – Coming Soon

Be ready to participate in the upcoming scholarship fundraiser – show your support 3 different ways!

• Bid on handmade silent auction items donated by (Chapter members, click here to preview the silent auction items: (http://z.umn.edu/mc_auction))

Pay $1.00 to vote for the Midwest MLA Chapter ‘Critter’ of your choice

Purchase a ribbon for $1.00 with fun sayings on them for yourself or your colleague’s nametag

The fundraiser is only on Sunday 10/15/17 so be ready to bid, vote, and purchase ribbons often!

• Cash or check only
• Check out the conference website for additional details.

Together we can make a difference for the scholarship fund!

Thank you.

Fundraiser Co-Chairs: Edith Starbuck and Nicole Theis-Mahon

Midwest Chapter MLA 2017 Fundraiser

Midwest Chapter MLA 2017 Fundraiser – Support the Midwest Chapter MLA Scholarships & Awards

The fundraiser this year is a silent auction and we need your help!

Are you creative and talented? Do you knit, crochet, quilt, make jewelry, or create other small beautiful objects? Do you know an author or an artist or a business person?

If so, consider donating a silent auction item or asking a business, author or artist to donate an auction item. AND bid on the silent auction items during the upcoming 2017 Midwest Chapter/MLA annual conference!

Silent auction donation parameters:

• High quality and easily packable
• Register your commitment
• Send photo of item by September 15, 2017 or sooner
• Silent auction coordinators reserve the right to select the final items for the silent auction
• Donated item must be at the conference – bring the item with you or ask a colleague to bring it

If you ask a business, author, or artist for a silent auction donation:

• Let us know that you’re willing to ask
• We will supply an information kit (coming soon)
• Provide a photo of the item by September 15, 2017 or sooner
A great big ‘Thank You’ to the creative and talented members who have already stepped up and volunteered to donate a silent auction item! We will share photos and more information as we get closer to the conference.

Together we can make this scholarship fundraiser a great success!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Edith Starbuck (edith.starbuck@uc.edu) and Nicole Theis-Mahon (theis025@umn.edu)

2017 Silent Auction Fundraiser Co-chairs

Midwest MLA Student Annual Meeting Grant

Are you a library science student? Are you interested in medical libraries?

Would you like to attend the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting in Ypsilanti, MI on October 13-16, 2017?

Apply for the Midwest MLA Student Annual Meeting Grant for FREE conference registration and $500 in expenses.
There are 2 grants available – so tell your friends to apply too!

For an application and more information, see the attachments to this email or visit the Midwest Chapter’s Awards page at http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/

The DEADLINE TO APPLY is May 26, 2017.

Completed applications can be sent to:
Nicole Theis-Mahon (mailto:theis025@umn.edu)
Chair, Awards and Scholarships Committee, Midwest Chapter/MLA

Midwest/MLA & MHSLA 2017: Visit Us in Pure Michigan for Pure Information 2017!

Already thinking about Midwest/MLA ’17? Check out the information below and start planning now!

Please save the dates of October 13 – 16, 2017, for the Joint Conference of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association (MHSLA)!

This conference, being held in picturesque Ypsilanti, MI, at the Ann Arbor Marriot at Eagle Crest, offers numerous learning and networking opportunities, including MLA CE courses, poster presentations, special events, and a keynote address by Curt Guyette, an award-winning investigative journalist for the ACLU Michigan.

To learn more, please visit the conference website at: http://midwestmla.org/conference2017 Also get the latest updates by following MHSLA on Twitter @MHSLANews

Welcome 2017

  • Thank you 2016 Annual Conference committees for a great conference. We’re already working on the 2017 conference. Check back for updates.
  • Browse the #midmla16 conference photos (flickr) and tweets.
  • Register or renew online your membership