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Check out the February Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb Explore DC Guide to learn about great (mostly free, some low-cost) events around DC.  This month's calendar features:

  • People and Animal Cardio Club - a volunteer opportunity with the Human Rescue Alliance that allows you to take an adoptable dog for a run.
  • Open Mic Night  and The Comedy of Errors  -  live comedy and a live comedic theatre performance
  • Yoga at the National Building Museum - all-level yoga class under the Corinthian columns of the Great Hall
  • Tudor Place and ARTECHOUSE - learn more about DC's history at Tudor Place and/or experience the Everything in Existence Exhibit at ARTECHOUSE

ECRI Guidelines Trust is now available online and provided by the ECRI Institute which was the contractor for the National Guideline Clearinghouse. ECRI Guidelines Trust is freely available and requires users to sign up for free ECRI account in order to use the resource.
ECRI uses similar criteria as the National Guideline Clearinghouse to determine which documents to include.  Guidelines in ECRI Guidelines Trust must meet the first three criteria to be be linked and must meet all four criteria in order to be fully listed and assessed via a TRUST Scorecard: 
  1. Available in English and published within the last 5 years as well as available online (free or fee).
  2. Contain recommendations to guide patient care.
  3. Developed by a medical specialty association, professional society, or clinical practice guideline development organization.
  4. Reflect a systematic review of evidence with transparency regarding the methodology including search strategy, study selection, and evidence analysis.
The TRUST Scorecard  assesses the guideline based on criteria published in the Institute of Medicine's (now the  National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) report Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust.  The TRUST Scorecard provides a snapshot assessment of the guideline as seen in this example:
Create a free account to access ECRI Guidelines Trust.  If you have questions or need assistance in identifying guidelines, please ask us or contact Laura Abate (


Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb's January calendar of events offers you options to exercise your body and to expand your brain beyond the health sciences!  Use the calendar to learn about events like the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo, as well as free and reduced price Kennedy Center performances and museums.  Exercise and creative activities are both great ways to use different capacities of your brain which can help you focus better on your studies!

questionsHimmelfarb Library provides access to multiple question banks to support your study for USMLE exams or to help you master material in your regular coursework.  These question banks generally require that you create a free personal account within Himmelfarb Library's account.  Your personal account will let you create your own sets of questions/quizzes and will help you track your progress on specific topics.

Includes:   Practice questions with answers to prepared for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3. Customization features allow users to select topic coverage and number of questions and to annotate exam questions/answers.
To use:  Create free personal account. 

If you have questions, please contact Laura Abate (
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