Training Facilities and Resources
Residents are provided with office space and access to a personal computer. An email system allows for constant communication among faculty and residents. Faculty offices are in the same area as the residents and informal communication is encouraged. Students routinely make use of the reference facilities of the Duke University Medical Center Library that has recorded holdings of over 245,000 volumes and 2,900 periodicals. Computerized literature searching of MEDLINE, TOXLINE, HSDB, REPROTOX, SDI, CANCERLIT, SCIENCE CITATION INDEX, PSYCHOLOGICAL ABSTRACTS, etc. is available. Other resources including the NIOSHTIC database is available on CD-ROM . All data bases relevant to occupational medicine are accessible from the resident's office-based PC through the Duke Occupational and Environmental Medicine Web page. Dr. Greenberg, who moderates the world wide web Occupational and Environmental Electronic forum, teaches an introductory course to all new residents on how to utilize the medical literature and toxicology searching. The Duke Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine houses a collection of texts, government documents, journals, and reference works on the subjects of occupational health and industrial toxicology. It is located across from the resident offices. The N.C. Occupational, Safety & Health Educational Resource Center, located at UNC-Chapel Hill, maintains a library and technical information service. Residents also have easy access to the UNC Health Sciences Library which is the primary library for the University's Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health.