Information Resources Valued by Medical Students in a Clinical Reasoning Course: A Cross-Sectional Study
The clinical reasoning process for arriving at an accurate diagnosis represents a complex activity. How medical students harness existing information resources in their clinical reasoning courses has not been reported before. This cross-sectional study surveyed students to recall their most useful information resources halfway through their series of clinical reasoning courses. Students then evaluated the comparative usefulness of these selected resources. Sixty-nine of the 107 students enrolled in the clinical reasoning courses completed the three-part survey (64.5% response rate). Students found point-of-care tools, journal articles, textbooks, and diagnostic software to be most useful.
Differential Diagnosis; Undergraduate Medical Education; Medical Students; Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures; Problem Solving
Taylor & Francis
Jonathan D. Eldredge, Laura J. Hall & Sumit J. Patel (2020) Information Resources Valued by Medical Students in a Clinical Reasoning Course: A CrossSectional Study, Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 17:3-4, 67-76, DOI: 10.1080/15424065.2020.1847230
Journal of Electronic Resource in Medical Libraries: Information Resources Valued by Medical Students in a Clinical Reasoning Course: A Cross-Sectional Study