Proposed Changes to the United States Medical Licensing Examination: Impact on Curricula and Libraries (Comment and Opinion) (Report)

Proposed Changes to the United States Medical Licensing Examination: Impact on Curricula and Libraries (Comment and Opinion) (Report)

Introduction The sequence and design of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is evolving in a profound way. These changes will have an impact on licensing, medical school curricular design, the way faculty present both basic science and clinical science training, and the library resources and services that students and faculty need. This article […]

Characteristics and Content of Medical Library Tutorials: A Review (EC) (BRIEF Communications) (Report)

Characteristics and Content of Medical Library Tutorials: A Review (EC) (BRIEF Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND Online tutorials can be a useful facet of a library’s instructional strategies. According to the Instructional Technologies Committee of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), web tutorials should include interactive exercises such as simulations or quizzes [1]. These activities encourage active learning and allow students to respond to what is taught, while […]

A Complete Medical Guide and Prevention For Heart Diseases,  Volume I; Palpitations

A Complete Medical Guide and Prevention For Heart Diseases, Volume I; Palpitations

Cardiopathy, commonly known as cardiac disease or heart disease, is an hyponym for a various diseases affecting the heart. Since 2007, it is one of the major cause of death in the United States, Canada and some European countries such as England and Wales, representing about 25.4% of the total deaths in the United States. […]

Judging the Quality of Medical Literature (Report)

Judging the Quality of Medical Literature (Report)

Medical writers are medical literature consumers. They need to be able to evaluate the quality of the articles they use as information sources or choose to cite in their own writing. Writers without training in research design may intuitively recognize good articles. However, a more deliberate consideration of certain criteria will permit the most efficient […]

Q--What is the Ideal Background for a Medical Communicator to have Before Becoming a Freelance? (Freelance Forum)

Q–What is the Ideal Background for a Medical Communicator to have Before Becoming a Freelance? (Freelance Forum)

A–My approach to this question is, in all likelihood, different from some of my esteemed freelance colleagues. Three qualities that will help medical communicators make the transition to a successful freelance career are 1) experience, 2) contacts, and 3) insight into the real world of freelancing. Experienced medical communicators who have a large portfolio of […]