By the end of MF1 you should :
By the end of medical school you should be able to :
THE HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
The Health Sciences Library (HSL) oversees the Information Literacy curriculum for the School of Medicine. This curriculum is guided by competency statements from two professional bodies: CanMEDS (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada) and Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (American Library Association). It is also aligned to the International Medical Informatics Association recommendation on medical informatics competencies.
Information literacy encompasses the critical thinking skills required for efficient and effective retrieval, evaluation, management, and ethical use of information in clinical and research contexts. It is an essential component of problem-based, self-directed learning. A strong basis in information literacy lays the foundation for Medical Decision Making and supports following the CanMED roles: Medical Expert, Communicator, Manager (Leader), Health Advocate, Scholar and Professional.
Information Literacy Competencies and Assessment
Information literacy skills are assessed along a continuum. Differing degrees of competence are expected as you progress through medical school and residency. Certain skills are necessary for success in PBL during pre-clerkship while more advanced information skills will be acquired only as you gain clinical and research exposure. A document outlining degrees of competence for various stages (junior student, senior student etc) can be found on the Resource for Medicine webpage.