Library highlight: Grand Rounds available online

The UT Southwestern Institutional Repository contains two rich collections for Grand Rounds material. These are among the most frequently accessed collections in the repository.

The Internal Medicine Grand Rounds collection contains protocols. Each protocol typically includes illustrations and an extensive bibliography. These are submitted to the Library from the Department of Internal Medicine. The Library also has print material dating back to 1957 for the Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. The newest addition is an April protocol that reviews the current treatment of esophageal cancer.

The Ethics Grand Rounds collection contains videos, presentation slides, handouts, and other supplemental material. These are submitted to the Library from the Ethics Program. The newest materials include “Medical Futility in Texas: Myths and Misconceptions”. This collection also contains material from the annual Daniel W. Foster, M.D., Visiting Lectureship in Medical Ethics.

The Library is happy to work with other departments to deposit Grand Rounds material, or other items, into the institutional repository. Some benefits to institutional repository deposits include:

  • Collections are customizable
  • Links to deposited material can be shared during or after each Grand Rounds event
  • Materials are easily found through Google and other search engines
  • Search terms and other metadata are added by the Library to enhance visibility
  • Each item can include multiple types of materials
  • Different levels of access are available for files: public access, on-campus/restricted, or preservation only

If you are interested in establishing a new repository collection, depositing items into the repository, or exploring options for departmental collaboration, please contact Cameron Kainerstorfer for more information.