COVID-19 Updates & Resources
For most up to date information and resources, visit our pulse page.
What to do if U of U Health Student, Staff, Faculty are concerned about COVID exposure?
Please see flow chart for steps to follow if suspected COVID exposure.
Eccles Health Science Education Building Scheduling
Please see priority list for scheduling.
Health Sciences Education Town Halls
Reviewing all we have accomplished over this past year and get a sneak peak of new & exciting educational Intitiatives.
Monday, March 15th at 4:00pm Click Here
Thursday, March 18th at 9:00am
Request a Mentor
As we navigate these uncharted waters, if you find you need some mentoring/coaching, the Utah Academy of Health Science Educators provides a mentoring service. Follow link to request a mentor.
The Eccles Health Sciences Library and Eccles Health Sciences Education Building continue to provide video/media services and computer lab access for faculty, staff, and students in EHSEB.
For videography services, please visit https://library.med.utah.edu/video or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EHSEB computer lab and helpdesk are open! Visit us in room 3100 for open lab use, 3D printing, and scheduled testing.
The Eccles Library has thousands of books, journals, databases, multimedia, case studies, quizzes, and self-assessment tools that are appropriate for online teaching. See a list of resources here. Contact the Library to get personalized recommendations of content that addresses your learning objectives.
FREE weekly cases, differential diagnoses, and premade Pubmed searches are available.
Pediatric content for other specialties such as Family Medicine (they also have a curriculum map), Dermatology, Emergency Medicine and Orthopedics and Surgery can be found in the cases by specialty.
PediatricEducation.org is a library of FREE weekly general pediatric cases designed for residents. Currently there are over 700 cases organized by specialty, symptom, disease and age. There is also a page of 180 pediatric differential diagnoses and there are curriculum maps for residents and for medical students.
Educational Uses page can give you some ideas of how you might use the cases in your setting.
Each of the cases has a morning report type discussion and answers the question posed in the title. We also offer pre-made current searches in Pubmed and other authoritative resources as well as links to news articles, images and videos. The cases also pose questions for further discussion to continue to pique learner's interest.
You can also follow on Facebook, Twitter and they also have a free monthly newsletter. It's free to use and they are always open to feedback to improve them.
The current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting healthcare institutions in ways that may disrupt the training of future health care professionals. It is more important than ever to ensure that the community has access to high quality educational materials to ensure trainee preparedness for these clinical and global health challenges.
This collection features peer-reviewed teaching resources that can be used for distance learning, including self-directed modules and learning activities that could be converted to virtual interactions. As always, the resources are free to download and free for adaptation to local settings. The collection will be reviewed and updated regularly.
Find the most up to date information on the University COVID-19 PULSE page.
Check out the most recent office newsletter for resoures and a note from our Associate Vice President, Wendy Hobsoon-Rohrer, MD, MSPH.
- Links to free on-demand videos on topics including supporting the mental health of students and educators during COVID-19, how to quickly convert your live course into an online course, and how to use Osmosis to support distance learning.
- A free CME course on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and pathology of COVID-19, and practical clinical skills healthcare workers can learn to remain safe when treating patients.
- Virtual Patient COVID-19 Case Simulated patient experience that includes coronavirus differential diagnosis, important diagnostic tests, management including infection disease precautions in the hospital, and home discharge protocols. (Source: Casenetwork)
- Online Modules: Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians (Source: Society of Critical Care Medicine)
- Aquifer Cases and Both WISE Courses (Source: Aquifer)
- COVID-19 Presentation for Residents [PDF] 3-17-2020 (Source: Lisa Gilbert, MD, University of Kansas, Wichita/Via Christi Hospitals)
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement Free Online Courses
- American Academy of Dermatology Basic Dermatology Curriculum
- Dermatology Quizzes (Source: DermNet NZ)
- Resident Rapid Review Online library of Board Prep quizzes by faculty members of the National Family Medicine Board Review course (Source: MDEdge l Family Medicine)
- Innovating-education.org Tools and resources covering reproductive health topics. Learners can request a RHEcourse login for self-paced learning, which allows them to enroll in pre-made courses and complete them at their own pace.
- E-Learning Modules (Source: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)
- Wolters Kluwer Remote E-Learning Library
- Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource (Source: AFMRD and STFM)
- Rosh Review Family Medicine QBank and Free RCR Assessments
- List and Links for Asynchronous Learning Resources (Source: Alexander Brown, PhD, Concord Hospital, Concord, NH)
- STFM Advocacy Course
- Smiles for Life Oral Heath Curriculum
- Distance Learning Communication/Technology Considerations [DOC] 3-14-2020 (Source: Jacob Prunuske, MD, MSPH, Medical College of Wisconsin)
University of Utah Resources
University of Utah Remote Resources: includes information about using Canvas for distance learning.
Univeristy of Utah Teaching and Learning Technologies resources
University of Utah Class Through Canvas
Zoom through Canvas
Skype Meeting Guide
Dissemination of Peer-Reviewed Abstracts
If you have presentations/poster that have been accepted (peer-reviewed) but you are no longer able to disseminate them as intended due to conference cancellations related to COVID-19, you may choose to do the following:
1. Upload your peer-reviewed, accepted abstract and all related information to one of the following:
- U Scholar Works, the University of Utah Institutional Repository
- For posters and presentations smaller than 10MB
- Submit to https://forms.lib.utah.edu/uspace-contribute/
- To be easily found in Solr, contribute metadata to the keyword text box of the form some sort of term like “meeting cancelled”
- UBOX and share with email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
- Due to COVID-19 related conference cancellation, this peer-reviewed abstract and/or presentation was disseminated on (date) to (site address disseminated to).
Please note, this exception will apply only to scholarship presentations of accepted peer-reviewed work impacted by COVID-19 cancellations.
Licensing and Testing Updates
School of Medicine - NBME updates on Subject and Step Exams: https://www.nbme.org/news/coronavirus-covid-19-assessment-information-and-updates.
Chronicle of Higher Education