Celebrating physicianship and the Oslerian legacy

On October 18, the Osler Library played host to a very special event honoring Dr. Robert Melnikoff for his support of the Osler Fellowship programme, dedicated to pairing practicing physicians with medical students at McGill’s Faculty of Medicine to encourage them to consider the professional and healing roles of the doctor.

Dr. Melnikoff, 18 Oct. 2013

Dr. Melnikoff, 18 Oct. 2013

Dr. Melnikoff with Head Librarian Chris Lyons and guests

Dr. Melnikoff with Head Librarian Chris Lyons and guests

Dr. Melnikoff presented the library with a bookcase to house the volumes selected as part of the Osler Fellows’ Library, a collection of books to support the mentorship aims of the programme. The bookcase will be kept on the 4th floor of the Osler Library.


Interested in finding out what’s in the Osler Fellows Library? Have a look here.


Osler Fellows Library

The Osler Fellowship is programme run by the Office of Physicianship Curriculum Development. The fellows are members of the medical faculty who work with students to encourage them reflect on the role of the doctor as healer and professional. They also happen to be very well read! We have a number of books given to the library by Osler Fellows touching on many different areas of medical humanities. You can see their book recommendations by using the list function in McGill’s WorldCat catalogue.

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First, enter the WorldCat catalogue from the library homepage.



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Then on the next page, click on “Search for Lists” on the drop-down box under “Search.”



Search for “Osler Fellows Library” and voila! You can even read in the catalogue what the fellows have to say about why they chose a particular book. Most of the books are held in the Osler Library, some in other libraries, but just note that those held in Life Sciences are currently unavailable.


P.S. Anybody can make a list of resources in the WorldCat catalogue. Need to keep track of course readings? Have some great sci fi recommendations to share? Check out this YouTube video that shows you how to create lists. (The look and feel of the catalogue here are McGill, are slightly different than in the video, but the actions are the same.)