Over the course of one week in June, more than 200 rising third year medical students at the UT Health Science Center received instruction and demonstrations of library resources and medical smartphone applications. With the goal of streamlining day-to-day life in their clerkship years, students learned about a number of mobile databases and smartphone applications that ranged across point of care applications, information organization and productivity applications.
As a way of sharpening their information-seeking skills, each class of about 20 students worked through a series of case-based scenarios. Before beginning their 3rd year clinical rotations the students must complete the Information Mastery class, which is a part of their Clinical Foundations course.
Clinical Foundations (INTD 3030/Clinical Foundations) was presented by a team of instructors: Glen Medellin, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and Interim Division Chief of Pediatrics; Angela Myatt, Curriculum Liaison Librarian; and Eric Willman, Head of Library Technology.