Sunday, March 27, 2011

It All Comes Down to PubMed

I like this post by Kimberley Manning on The Health Care Blog, about changes in medical education between the early 1990s when she was in med school, and today.

She looks at 10 items, from the amount of time spent in class, to how students dress, to the awesomeness of PubMed (oh yeah!).

Dr Manning graduated from medical school in 1996, which was both not all that long ago in global time, and a long time ago in educational resource time. It's interesting to hear about the differences between her experiences and what she sees as the experiences of students today.

The today students are of course the ones I see at the reference desk and in our library instruction classes. I'll go with one of her positive comments: "The future of medicine includes some really bright minds. Which if you ask me, is a GOOD thing."

Yes indeed.


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