Prior to the creation of PubMed, when Medlars/Medline was only available to health care professionals for a fee, I worked as a medical librarian for many years at many Washington DC area hospitals; NLM; and the US Public Health Services and it was unfortunate that then most medical students, young doctors and other health care professionals didn't have search training and access to the literature--save Index Medicus. Here at the Saba University School of Medicine--an American university--in the Dutch Caribbean, I am now the Library Director as well as the Course Director/Professor for our Research Curriculum Evidence Based Medicine courses, where I not only instruct our students on how to search Medline via PubMed and Ebscohost, but also to search additional evidenced based databases. We begin by introducing students to research study designs, using the PICO formula to formulate good clinical questions; learning basic search strategies skills using MeSH and textword searching; and how better a search by filtering the literature when necessary. We require all of our students to complete an evidenced based research paper before they are assigned to their clinical rotations throughout hospitals in the States. I've been working out of the country for nearly a decade and it's surprising for me to discover that U.S. Medical schools are not focusing on this important matter. Glad that I have you all to keep me in the loop. Regards, Samuel L. Johnson Library Director/Associate Professor Saba University School of Medicine P.O. Box 1000 The Bottom Saba, Dutch Caribbean [log in to unmask] 011 599 416-3456 ext. 237 -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Harrow, Andrea M. Sent: Friday, April 01, 2016 11:03 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: My rant about not teaching PubMed Wow. I just assumed all med students had Pubmed training. Thanks for bringing this to our attention Patti Reynolds. I never thought to ask the students and fellows, but will now. More work to do... Andrea Harrow Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kraft, Michelle Sent: Friday, April 01, 2016 6:45 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: My rant about not teaching PubMed Back when I was at a different hospital with medical students (not pharmacy students) absolutely NONE of them had PubMed (nor Ovid or any other database) training. On their hospital rotations in my hospital they were asked to do research and they were drowning. I was totally surprised that they got no PubMed training while they were at the medical school. I called the librarians from the medical school that we got the students and I was told this.... It was felt that medical students don't need to use PubMed in their first two years of medical school education so the librarians focus on other things. I said fine, but then after 2 yrs you are sending them out to hospitals to do their rotations and they are asked to do research on PubMed and they can't. So you are sending out unprepared students. If they don't need it during the first 2 yrs of medical school they definitely need it before they do their rotations. When will it be taught? Long story short, it wasn't being taught nor was it going to be taught before the medical students came to my hospital. So I worked with the program coordinators at my hospital to have PubMed class for the students squooshed in during one of their rotations. It was better than nothing and just like Patti said, every one of them mentioned they wished they had been taught the information earlier. ***Please note this past experience is not related at all to my current experience. Michelle ________________________________________________________________________ __ Michelle Kraft, MLS, AHIP Senior Medical Librarian Cleveland Clinic Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library 9500 Euclid Ave. NA 30 Cleveland, OH 44195 (216) 445-7338 [log in to unmask] orcid.org/0000-0001-8821-4828 -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Patti Reynolds Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:48 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: My rant about not teaching PubMed I taught 4 pharmacy rotation students how to use PubMed. None of them have been given the in depth education in PubMed. This is their only career tool if they go to most hospitals. They all said to a one - they wish they knew this sooner. 1. What are clinical queries 2. How to use MyNcbi to save collections. - during the workday 3. How to save searches(alerts). 4. How tousle filters properly 5. How to read a complete citation for needed information and get the most out of it There is much more that I know you all can add to. But I am tired of hearing " I wish I had known this a lot earlier ". From a major state school student with impeccable credentials. Sent from my iPad ************************************************************************ * Confidentiality Notice: the information contained in this email and any attachments may be legally privileged and confidential. If you are not an intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and permanently delete the e-mail and any attachments immediately. 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