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Issues surrounding the administration of a credit course for medical students: Survey of US academic health sciences librarians
Journal of the Medical Library Association (2004)
  • Jolene M. Miller, Medical College of Ohio
Abstract
Objectives: For librarians developing a credit course for medical students, the process often involves trial and error. This project identified issues surrounding the administration of a credit course, so that librarians nationally can rely more upon shared knowledge of common practices and less upon trial and error. Methods: A questionnaire was sent to the education services librarian at each medical school listed in the 2000 AAMC Data Book. A second questionnaire was sent to those librarians who did not return the first one. Results: Of the 125 librarians surveyed, 82 returned the questionnaire. Of those 82, only 11 offered a credit course for medical students, though 19 more were in the process of developing one. Data were gathered on the following aspects of course administration: credit course offerings, course listing, information learned to administer the course, costs associated with the course, relationships with other departments on campus, preparation for teaching and grading, and evaluation of the course. Conclusions: Because of small number of respondents offering a credit course and institutional variations, making generalizations about issues surrounding the administration of a credit course is difficult. The article closes with a list of recommendations for librarians planning to develop a course.
Keywords
  • information literacy,
  • medical education,
  • for-credit course,
  • administration
Publication Date
July, 2004
Publisher Statement
Authors own copyright of their articles appearing in the Journal of the Medical Library Association since 2003.
Citation Information
Jolene M. Miller. "Issues surrounding the administration of a credit course for medical students: Survey of US academic health sciences librarians" Journal of the Medical Library Association Vol. 92 Iss. 3 (2004) p. 354 - 363 ISSN: 1558-9439
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jolene_miller/1/