GME Resources

John A. Burns School of Medicine Health Sciences Library

Picture of JABSOM Health Sciences Library Information Desk

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) serves as an information resource for the John A. Burns School of Medicine, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus, the UH system, and the State. 

  • Convenient location on the ground floor of the Medical Education Building (MEB), 651 Ilalo St., Honolulu, HI 96813-5525.
  • Computer workstations available for public as well as student use in the main library.
  • Computer lab/classroom equipped with 33 computers for individual or classroom use.
  • Computer lab equipped with EndNote citation management software and SPSS, STATA, and NVivo statistical software.
  • Group study rooms accessible to JABSOM students.
  • Individual study carrels in stacks area.
  • Wireless capability throughout the library for UH Mānoa affiliates.

  • Reference assistance for all including the following: telephone service, assistance with literature searching, provision of quick answers, and help/advice with more in-depth inquiries.
  • Individual and classroom instruction in the use of the resources.
  • Reserved collection of medical textbooks for JABSOM students.
  • Assistance with interlibrary loan requests and document delivery.

Faculty & Resident Professional Development Resources

Poster Printing Support & Options - includes biostatistics support, discounted prices for JABSOM students, residents and faculty, and other poster printing locations and tips.

  1. Access to Microsoft Office 365 is available for free to JABSOM medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty.
  2. Reminder that Microsoft Office licenses can be transferred (uninstalled and reinstalled) on devices, and many come with 2 licenses so you can install them on a desktop and a laptop. 

Communication Tools

Communication is the cornerstone that builds and reinforces the relationship between provider and patient. This is a skill set that requires development and practice to be successful. The VitalTalk curriculum offers evidence-based training that “makes communication skills for serious illnesses learnable” with a goal to “empower clinicians and institutions” to have better conversations leading to better care for their patients and families. 

The Hawaii VitalTalk Consortium is pleased to share two Hawaii-produced videos demonstrating communication tools that are included in the VitalTalk curriculum. 

  1. Powered by Vital Talk: GUIDE Video
  2. Powered by Vital Talk: NURSE Video 
  • GUIDE Handout– A one-page talking map to “guide” discussions, helpful when breaking bad news
  • NURSEHandout– A one-page talking map useful when responding to emotions
  • For additional and free communication resources, please visit the VitalTalk website. Quick Guides and related videos are available in their resources section.


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