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Reed Health Sciences Library: TOMEC Resident Services


TOMEC Resident Services


LMU-TOMEC residency sites include:

Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital, Family Medicine

Norton Community Hospital, Internal Medicine

Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery


Research Consultation

In addition to electronic and print resources provided by the library, medical librarians are happy to speak with residents for additional assistance.


If you would like to request a research consultation, please contact your librarian at


Research consultations may include instruction on database searching, literature searches, article downloads, web searching, and more. Your librarian is here to help with any information needs you have related to research, writing, and publishing! Consultations are typically scheduled one-on-one, but larger groups are always welcome.

Literature Searches are recommended for faculty, staff, students, and residents who are performing research on a topic and need help finding existing literature. After speaking to your librarian, she will perform a literature search and send you results to review.

PowerPoints for Residents

Writing and Publishing Case Reports

Find Background Information:

  • Search through published literature to see what is already available on the topic.  
  • Do this independently, or submit a literature search request.

Decide on a Journal to Submit to:

  • Use PubMed to search for your topic and limit to case reports (left hand column -> article type -> check "case reports" -> show -> select "case reports" to limit).  
  • Suggested journal: BMJ Case Reports.

Discuss Authorship:

  • The journal requires that you use their patient consent form and their article template.
  • ​Is there more than one author on this paper?
  • If so, you need to discuss who receives first authorship, etc. on the paper.
  • If you're confused about determining authorship, Cals and Kotz have a short article (including a checklist) on the topic here.

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