I spoke to the very first group of incoming medical students when the curriculum changed to problem based learning in 1986. It is pleasure to now stand before the first group of incoming medical students in the newly constructed Sorrell College of Medicine. It is a beautiful building with awesome technology. You are fortunate indeed! Let me first begin this morning with a warm welcome on behalf of the McGoogan Library of Medicine. We are an information rich library which has many resources and services available to you. However, I can safely assume some of you may wonder what is the role of the library in this three day orientation?
Mcgoogan Library Intro To Med School 2008
The McGoogan Library of Medicine
Problem Based Learning has been defined as “ a learning environment where the problem drives the learning .” PBL simultaneously fosters knowledge, reasoning skills, and study skills.
EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE 1. The medical literature 2. Scientific validity and practical relevance 3. Put results into practice
Navigating one’s way through the volumes of medical literature is not always an easy task.
- Access Medicine - eBooks More than 55 books online including the Lange Educational Library.
Working in groups <ul><li>Presented with a medical problem; </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss what they already know; </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in information gaps; </li></ul><ul><li>Develop possible solutions. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Scholarly books and journals; </li></ul><ul><li>Full text journal articles; </li></ul><ul><li>Full text medical books; </li></ul><ul><li>Point of care resources; </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized web pages. </li></ul>Key to Accessing Resources
Librarians will help with the confusion. In the next three days; In the next four years; In your medical career