A recent survey (spring 2016) of the graduating class of medical students at Queen’s University shows that students make use of a wide variety of information resources during their clerkship. Are they using the resources that the librarians presented as part of the EBM curriculum during the first two years of medical school? Have they retained or even improved their information seeking skills? How much have they forgotten? What are the barriers to information access encountered while in the clinical setting?
Using Polleverywhere from a mobile device, as well as small group discussions, participants will test their own assumptions about information seeking behaviours of future medical residents. The survey results will help librarians who offer support to these new clinicians to better understand their information seeking behaviours and hopefully address some of the barriers they experienced and offer targeted continuing education.
– Identify barriers to information access to determine how best to address them in a clinical setting
– Identify resources most used by medical students to inform collection management decisions
– Identify knowledge gaps to address continuing education needs of young clinicians.