Impressions of Mayo Clinic Libraries

David Rothman shares his experience with visiting the medical libraries of the esteemed Mayo Clinic:

"As Melissa took me on a tour of Mayo’s many excellent libraries (this took hours and we still didn’t get to a couple of them), I found myself constantly impressed by Mayo’s art and architecture."

David links to some interesting publications by one of the Mayo Clinic librarians:

If you feed them, they will come: A prospective study of the effects of complimentary food on attendance and physician attitudes at medical grand rounds at an academic medical center.
Segovis CM, Mueller PS, Rethlefsen ML, Larusso NF, Litin SC, Tefferi A, Habermann TM.
BMC Med Educ. 2007 Jul 12;7(1):22.

Cool tools: Google, RSS, Podcasts, oh my!
Rethlefsen ML, Segovis CM.
Minn Med. 2006 Nov;89(11):32-6.

According to David, "the Mayo School of Medicine accepts only 42 students per year, so students there tend to be particularly brilliant."

It looks like Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU follows the Mayo medical school footsteps by educating small classes of physician-scientists who graduate with a combined MD/PhD degree. I am happy to be on faculty at the Clinic medical school and have been impressed by the research interest of the students. Just last week, I discussed the groundbreaking glioblastoma multiforme research which one of them was planning and the possibilities the mind maps tools like offer to visualize the process.

Visit to the Mayo Clinic, 7/18/2007.
Becoming a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Web 2.0 Projects, Clinical Cases and Images - Blog, 10/2006.

1 comment:

  1. There are 6 MD/PhD students per class--though the MD students all do research as well.