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Medicine: Rural Medical Immersion Programme (RMIP)

Library resources for the Rural Medical Immersion Programme (RMIP)

These resources are designed to be useful to the fifth-year medical students and academic staff involved in the one-year-long Rural Medical Immersion Programme (RMIP) of the Otago Medical School, University of Otago.

Please make sure that you use the Library resources that relate to which of the  three clinical schools of Otago School of Medicine you are affliated with; Dunedin, Wellington or Christchurch.

Do you host University of Otago students?

If you host a student in your General Practice, you are eligible to have access to Library resources. You need to fill in the form below, and name the HoD on the campus with which you are affliated e.g. Tim Stokes for Dunedin Department of General Practice & Rural Health. Once you are signed off you have access to Library resources for two years before it needs to be renewed.

Are you a student on placement?

If you're on placement you can use the Distance Library Service and find out more about this service here: Students on Placement

You can request:

  • books sent to your temporary address (sent by courier at no cost to you - same with returning them)
  • scans of book chapters and articles to be emailed to you

In order to make sure the Library sends items to the correct address:

  • Update your Semester address to your temporary address whilst you're on placement in eVision before placing requests.
  • All library emails are sent to your @otago email address so please check this email address or set up forwarding to the email address you do use. You can find out how to do that here: Student Webmail

Links to resources previous students have found useful

These are non-library resources but have been mentioned by past students as being useful.

Referencing properly

Academic Integrity

Want subscription apps on your phone?

It's best to download these apps for the first time whilst you are on campus and connected to the university network. Then you'll need to make sure you connect at least once every 3 months in order to keep the app active and for the updates. Please ensure that you are accessing the resources from the correct Library webpage e.g. a Dunedin student should go through the Dunedin databases page.

John Murtagh Collection

AccessMedicine: John Murtagh’s General Practice Collection, or Murtagh Collection for short, provides an indispensable source of information for medical professionals and students alike. For more than 20 years, John Murtagh’s General Practice has been regarded throughout Australasia as the authoritative reference for practicing and aspiring GPs. The seventh edition of John Murtagh’s General Practice includes updates to sexual health and cervical cancer screening, mental health diagnosis and treatment, and chronic disorders which forms the backbone of this digital collection.

Developed over 20 years, the success of this collection stems from the fact that the content is written from the point of view of an experienced general practitioner, underscored by John Murtagh’s diagnostic strategy model. The easy-to-read texts in this collection are coupled with numerous illustrations and photographs and are invaluable, trusted references.