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Resources for M1 Self-Directed Learning: Welcome

Resources for Self-Directed Learning

This guide provides you with links to e-textbooks, study tools, tutorials, multimedia, and other authoritative resources available to you through Rutgers Libraries to assist your case-based and self-directed learning during the first year of medical school.  Use the tabs to navigate to pages for each of the blocks in the M1 curriculum.

Robert Wood Johnson Library's staff and resources are here to assist you! 

Visit our homepage: Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences

 

Evaluating Background Resources

What is background information?

When you need general information about a disease, condition, symptom, or disease process, you should ask background questions. 

Examples: What causes migraines?  What are the available treatments for type 2 diabetes?

Background information will provide you with basic information and is not appropriate for answering clinical questions about a specific patient.

Background questions are best answered by medical textbooks, book chapters, and narrative review articles.

Resources for Locating Background Information

Locate background information online using library resources such as e-textbooks, evidence summaries, drug directories, guides to diagnostic tests, and review articles.

 

Tips for Writing Learning Objectives

EBM: Asking & Answering Questions

Medical Education Librarian

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