Education & Development

These are a few of the educational tools residents and fellows have found useful during their training programs.

The Bio-Medical Library provides information, resources, and services to support trainees' education, research, and clinical work.  They offer a vast collection of e-journals, databases, and specialized resources (such as test prep), with expert librarians on-staff to help you find the information you need.

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In addition to details about the annual Chief Resident Orientation, this page presents information and tools related to feedback, conflict resolution, struggling residents, and more.

As a UMN resident/fellow, you may engage in several research opportunities.  Inquire within your program if you will need to complete UMN IRB research training.

Qualtrics is the preferred online survey tool of the University of Minnesota because it meets stringent information security requirements not found in most free online survey tools. Qualtrics enables students, staff, and faculty at the University to conduct online surveys for research, assessment, and administrative purposes. From simple to complex surveys, Qualtrics has a range of features to meet survey creation and distribution needs, and provides data storage and analysis.

In its role as resident representation for the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), the mission of the RLC is to serve as a voice for all trainees, providing residents and fellows with the tools necessary to excel as physicians and dentists and ensure a supportive training environment. Click on this link to learn more about the RLC and how you can get involved with your peers.

Transfusion App: AgileMD

AgileMD is a web and mobile application that gives clinicians direct access to guidelines, protocols, and scoring tools.  To access transfusion guidelines via this app, follow these instructions:

  1. Register for access here
  2. Download the AgileMD app:
    1. AgileMD for iOS
    2. AgileMD for Android
  3. Log in using the account you created in step 1
  4. Open the Library tab
  5. In the F-N section, find Guidelines for Transfusion Therapy
  6. Load the guidelines onto your phone or tablet

This online resources offers quick, on-the-go access to transfusion therapy guidelines for Fairview (which includes the University of Minnesota Medical Center).

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The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) has a number of resources to assist with your transition to practice:

The Resident Leadership Academy provides training for residents to broaden their leadership skills as they move towards their professional goals.

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