The UVM College of Medicine's clerkship curriculum includes hundreds of learning objectives divided into several themes and topics. Two objectives in the areas of communication and clinical decision-making encompass the classic EBM skills: PERFORM database searches for patient or disease specific information. DIFFERENTIATE between practices that are based upon different strengths of evidence for effectiveness. What are the benefits and drawbacks of using a clinical skills exam workstation to evaluate student mastery of these two objectives? Librarians and clinicians worked together to create a paper case scenario for students to use in generating a clinical question, performing a search to address the question, and retrieving an article to evaluate in pursuit of an answer to the question. An assessment rubric was also developed.
CSE, Medline, Medical Education, Library, E-Resources, Database, Standardized testing, PubMed, Ovid, Evaluation
O'Malley, Donna, "A Medline Station in the Clerkship Clinical Skills Exam" (2008). University Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications. 26.