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Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center: The Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center is located on the lower level of the Health Sciences Library. The Clinical Skills Center is a state-of-the-art training center for the simulation of patient care and assessment of learned clinical skills.

Introduction to the Practice of Medicine (IPM): Introduction to the Practice of Medicine is an online lecture series designed to increase the exposure of housestaff to non-traditional curricular topics mandated by ACGME. All residents and fellows are required to complete 'Sleep Deprivation' and 'Impaired Physician' modules. Along with these, residents are required to complete an additional eight modules (for a total of ten completed modules) during their training. Fellows are encouraged to participate in the lecture series.

In addition, all trainees must complete four (4) compliance modules annually. Each module is followed by a post-assessment and is available 24 hours a day.

Health Sciences LibraryThe Health Sciences Library, located in Prior Hall, provides innovative services and resources to support research, education, and patient care for Ohio State’s faculty, staff, and students, targeting the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Optometry, Public Health, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, as well as the Wexner Medical Center and James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Basic reference service is available at the desk at the main entrance, and research consultations with librarians are available by appointment. Librarian consultation is also available via email. Librarians can assist with search strategy development for anything from a simple question, to a manuscript, to a full systematic review. They can also recommend resources, teach workshops, and provide information related to modern scholarly publishing issues including open access, copyright agreements, and impact metrics such as impact factors and h-index.

Other services available at the HSL include poster design and printing, medical illustration, audiovisual assistance across the medical center campus, and access to a rich collection of electronic books and journals, databases, and print books and journals.

The Health Sciences Library also houses the Medical Heritage Center (MHC). The MHC preserves, promotes, teaches and celebrates the health care legacy of central Ohio as the essential foundation from which the future of the health sciences is born. Located on the fifth floor, the MHC’s holdings include rare books, archives, and medical artifacts.

Residents may access the library virtually via OneSource or by going directly to the library home page. Off-campus use requires sign-in with your OSU name.# username and password.In addition to the Health Sciences Library, The Ohio State University campus offers many academic libraries, including the Thompson Memorial Library located on the west end of the Oval. For a complete list of libraries at The Ohio State University, visit the University Libraries website.

Traffic and Parking: OSUWMC housestaff are eligible for faculty "A" parking permits.

Ohio State Recreation Sports: Ohio State has two of the best recreation facilities in the country, the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC) and the Adventure Recreation Center (ARC). Additionally there are Jesse Owens Recreation Centers north and south and the Jesse Owens West Tennis Center. All five locations are designed to fit your needs and schedule. Activities and classes are offered for members to enjoy year round. Ohio State Faculty and Staff are offered discounted memberships through Rec Sports.