Some interesting news on the POEMs front. POEMs (Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters) are useful summaries of recent clinical literature. The best resource for learning about poems is the "mother ship:" infopoems.com Back here in Albany, New York, we've been using POEMs to teach 3rd year medical students … having them try their hand at writing POEMs. They are also sharing the POEMs with eath other and their preceptors from the Family Medicine 3rd year clerkship. Take a look at our (gestational) website: www.studentpoems.org. Finally, if you want to carry around your POEMs, Kent Willyard has (with permission) put POEMS to 6/99 into an isilo file for downloading and reading on a palmpilot here.