Once again, NYCOM is honoring the class of 2010 by hosting its 29th annual hooding ceremony on Monday, May 24th at Tilles Center. We congratulate each and every one of you and wish you the best of success.

NYCOM Graduation 2009
Photo by: Jim Lutz

Sage Sayings of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still

"Osteopathy is the greatest scientific gift of God to man."

"Osteopathic physicians must be able to give a reason for the treatment they give, not so much to the patient, but to themselves."

"As an electrician controls electric currents, so an Osteopath controls the life currents and revives suspended forces."

Truhlar, Robert E. Doctor A.T. Still in the living. Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 1950. P. 111, 112.



COMLEX / USMLE Free Practice Questions

The following links are provided based on students needs to locate sources of free practice questions.

DRSIMMONS.NET/Practice Questions includes 25 OMM Review for the Boards practice questions.

FalconBooks/Sample Cases Includes 24 sample questions with discussions.

KapTest/ForFree Along with a sample of Dr. Conrad Fischer's comprehensive cases, sample questions are available with free registration for the USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK, and USMLE Step 3.

USMLE/Orientation & Practice Materials (USMLE) allows one to download or view numerous sample questions and other orientation and practice materials.

USMLE Consult Free week-long trials are available to Robbins Pathology Test Bank, Step 1 Question Bank, Step 2 CK Question Bank, Step 3 CCS Interactive, and the Step 3 Question Bank. One must register for free to access the free trials. To maximize usage of the trials, it is recommended that one sign up for only one free trial per week.

STAT!ReF EvidenceAlerts

STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts system provides e-mail delivery and access to evidence-based medicine (EBM) information from current research of over 130 premier clinical journals.

How to get it? In order to register for STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts you must create a My STAT!Ref “Preferences” account.

·        Log in to STAT!Ref through NYCOM library webpage/Medical Databases.

·        Go to “Preferences” and log in or sign up.

·        After logging into Preferences, click the STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts link on the Preferences options menu to open the STAT!Ref Evidence Alerts page where you can register your alerts Profile and select your areas of interest in medicine, nursing and rehab.



Website Review

Recommended Professional Social Networking Sites It's an international social networking service for medical students, residents and doctors. Share your hobbies and interests, exchange clinical experiences, connect or establish new professional contacts all at this site. contains nursing news, jobs, continuing education, and a community of nurses. The key features of the site include: education and CE resources such as webinars, online nurses forum, Blogs, event info, job posts, career advice and more. it's an online social networking site, operated and owned by AMN Healthcare Inc., the key features include: a Nursing Community Center; member reviews of schools, cities, states; profiles on facilities and specialties; hospital and clinic positions; salary tools.

Sermo It's the largest online community of physicians with 112,000 members who collaborate on difficult cases and exchange observations about drugs, devices, and clinical issues. The key features include: access to CME opportunities, browse postings in 68 specialties, submission tool to present a case, ask questions and request responses. Drug related questions could be sent to pharmaceutical companies by using the AskRx feature.

Did You Know..

Pubget is developed by a Boston-based team, Pubget indexes nearly 20 million life science research documents, including those in PubMed. The user can search by typing terms into the search field, a lot like the search in PubMed or Google Scholar. The difference is Pubget gets you the PDF right away.

This is a time saving feature for the articles that are open access or the journal is subscribed through the institution.

Pubget also provides customize links to top scientific journals from a home page, creation of a personal library, and (RSS) feeds of automatic search updates.

The PaperPlane toolbar bookmark helps users access PDFs directly from PubMed.

To search Pubget click here.



Library Hours in Summer

Effective June 19th through August 15th, 2010 NYCOM library hours will be as follows:

·        Monday - Friday: 8am-12 midnight

·        Saturday and Sunday: 1pm-9pm

Enjoy your Summer!


We welcome your questions and comments .