DAHSL: Developing Academic Health Sciences Libraries


a collaboration to create the 21st century academic health sciences library…

Symposium Poster will be at Exhibit #752 at AAMC! Please visit us!

AAHSL_poster_for_printing_AAMC revised


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DAHSL to meet in SF at AAMC 2012

Draft of our poster is here.

Meeting is Sunday, November 4, 10:30 am – Noon, Marriott Marquis Sierra J.

Please send agenda items-will create draft agenda soon!

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Gathering at AAMC/AAHSL, November 7, 2010, 5:30 pm in the Marriott, Room 8209

New, Emerging & Evolving Health Sciences Libraries (NEEHSL) at AAMC in DC
November 5-8, 2010
Our Gathering is Sunday, November 7, 5:30-7:30 pm
Marriott, Room 8209

Tentative Agenda

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Survey Results and Conclusions
  3. Informal discussion – please share news, questions and ideas not yet reported in the survey
    1. Your name and institution/organization/library name
    2. Where you are in the development or redesign of your library, e.g.,
      1. opening date
      2. collections
      3. staff
      4. budget trends
      5. partnerships and relationships, if any
      6. etc.
  4. Greatest successes/satisfactions
  5. Greatest challenges
  6. Thinking ahead/goals for the future
    1. Discuss/identify how this group could help
  7. Select top 3-4 issues that this group could focus on, and what our outcomes could be
  8. Next steps, future activities, events and projects

Other events at AAHSL are listed here.  A Word version of this agenda is here: NEEHSL_Agenda_AAHSL_2010.

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Anatomy of a New U.S. Medical School: The Commonwealth Medical College-in Academic Medicine

Academic Medicine. 85(5):881-888, May 2010

In response to the Association of American Medical Colleges’ call for increases in medical school enrollment, several new MD-granting schools have opened in recent years. This article chronicles the development of one of these new schools, The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), a private, not-for-profit, independent medical college with a distributive model of education and regional campuses in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania. TCMC is unique among new medical schools because it is not affiliated with a parent university. The authors outline the process of identifying a need for a new regional medical school in northeastern Pennsylvania, the financial planning process, the recruitment of faculty and staff, the educational and research missions of TCMC, and details of the infrastructure of the new school.

TCMC’s purpose is to increase the number of physicians in northeastern Pennsylvania, and in the next 20 years it is expected to add 425 practicing physicians to this part of the state. TCMC is characterized by autonomy, private and public support, assured resources in good supply, a relatively secure clinical base, strong cultural ties to the northeast, recruiting practices that reflect the dean’s convictions, and strong support from its board of directors.

TCMC has invested heavily in social and community medicine in its educational programs while still developing a strong research emphasis. Major challenges have centered on TCMC’s lack of a parent university in areas of accreditation, infrastructure development, faculty recruitment, and graduate medical education programs. These challenges, as well as solutions and benefits, are discussed.

Filed under: New Libraries, New Schools,

NEEHSL Gathering at AAMC/AAHSL–Note new time and survey link!!

NEEHSL at AAMC/AAHSL in  DC–New Survey Link:


November 5-8, 2010

Our Gathering is Sunday, November 7, 5:30-7:30 pm

Location TBA

Tentative Agenda

Welcome and Introductions

Informal discussion

Your name and institution/organization/library name

Where you are in the development or redesign of your library, i.e.

opening date





Greatest successes/satisfactions

Greatest challenges

Thinking ahead/goals for the future

How this group can help

Future events and projects

So that we can organize a valuable session for you, please take this short survey! Thanks!

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Gatherings to be held in DC at both MLA and AAHSL

Tentative Schedules:

  • At MLA:  Monday, May 24, 7/7:30 am, location to be determined.
  • At AAHSL:  Sunday, November 7, 5:30-7:30 pm, location requested but not yet known!

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AAHSL at AAMC – Is getting together possible?

We all most likely have many events on our calendars for this week, among them…

Determining Our Worth: The Value of Libraries
Saturday, November 1, 2008, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Reception at UT Library
7:00- 9:30 PM University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Annual Business Meeting
Monday, November 3, 2008

Might we meet for a caucus either right after the Saturday workshop? …or are there other days and times that would work better for you all? and more….

POSSIBLE agenda items:

  • physical space planning
  • collections
  • planning processes used
  • collaborations and collaborative spaces
  • integration of library into curricular components

Please email me your preferences and ideas for how to make this time productive!!! Many thanks…

Jacque – jddoyle@email.arizona.edu

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Library Planning

New Medical Schools and/or Libraries

Useful or Fun Websites