Searching and Evaluating the Medical Education Literature - 11/18/2024

Includes a Live Web Event on 11/18/2024 at 3:00 PM (EST)

This workshop is intended for individuals, medical educators, and clinician educators who want to learn how to effectively search the published medical education literature and to evaluate the value of those searches. 

After participating in this workshop, learners will be able to:

  1. Formulate an effective approach to searching the medical education literature;
  2. Conduct a search using relevant MeSH headings;
  3. Communicate effectively with a research librarian;
  4. Evaluate the search results using specific review criteria.

Recordings will be made available for viewing following the completion of each workshop. Viewing of recordings may not be substituted for participation in live workshops.

This workshop is a part of the MERC Virtual Workshop 2024 - Series 4.

David Cook

David Cook is Professor of Medicine and Medical Education in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Director of Education Science in the Mayo Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science; Research Chair for the Mayo Multidisciplinary Simulation Center; a practicing physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of complex medicine problems; a Deputy Editor for the journal Medical Education; and an Editorial board member for the journal Simulation in Healthcare. He received a B.S. in chemistry from Utah State University and an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He then came to the Mayo Clinic for residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in General Internal Medicine, and joined the staff in 2004. He also completed a Master degree in Health Professions Education through the University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Medical Education.

Dr. Cook's research interests include the theory and design of online learning and other educational technologies, the quality of medical education research methods and reporting, clinical reasoning, and assessment of clinical performance. He has developed and studied multiple online courses for residents and medical students, conducted numerous systematic reviews, and published over 230 journal articles and book chapters on medical education topics. His h-index is 85 (meaning he has published 85 papers that have each been cited 85 times).

Honors include the Mayo Clinic "Distinguished Educator Award" (Mayo's highest award in education; 2021) and the Society of Simulation in Healthcare "Researcher of the Year Award" (2023). He serves as executive secretary to regional leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He and his wife Jennifer are the parents of 5 incredibly wonderful children.


Searching and Evaluating the Medical Education Literature - Workshop - 11/18/2024
11/18/2024 at 3:00 PM (EST)  |  180 minutes
11/18/2024 at 3:00 PM (EST)  |  180 minutes
MERC Workshop Evaluation: Searching and Evaluating the Literature - 11/18/2024
12 Questions