Librarians support clinical and educational missions of medical centers through their availability to assist with the acquisition of information and materials on an "as reported" basis. We sought to integrate the librarian more fully into clinical care and clinical education in a teriary children's hospital. We began with three clinical divisions, each with unique needs, and developed a system of web-based materials that can be managed to deliver patient information to specific groups of people.
Abstract: Residents in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) participate in an intensive program to learn the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM). This is a unique "redident-powered" program that includes hands-on weekly sessions to answer clinical questions using EBM, formulating and answering EBM questions with a librarian during rounds, and a dedicated group of faculty that serve as team leaders and mentors. In their last years, residents create their own evidence by doing a capstone research project.