Isolated to integrated: An evolving medical informatics curriculum

  • Geyer E
  • Irish D
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Abstract

A library-led introductory informatics theme has been part of the Albany Medical College undergraduate medical school curriculum as a concurrent theme since 1993. Initially, classes were limited to large group sessions focusing on general searching skills. Over the past several years, course content has been expanded and increasingly integrated into other themes and clerkships. Web-based self-paced tutorials have replaced many classroom sessions, and Web 2.0 technologies have been introduced. Collaborations with clinical and basic science faculty in other themes supplement and strengthen the theme.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Clinical partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Curriculum change
  • Databases
  • Information technology
  • Library
  • Medical education
  • Web 2.0
  • Web tutorials

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Authors

  • Enid M. Geyer

  • D. Elizabeth Irish

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