Search tips
Search criteria 


Logo of procascamcLink to Publisher's site
Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1993 : 743–746.
PMCID: PMC2850673

"Pre-medical" informatics.


Many authors have presented arguments in the recent medical literature discussing the premedical preparation of medical students. Much of this work seems to center upon the need to balance the strong science concentration with an increased emphasis on humanities courses. This paper investigates another potential shortcoming of premedical education, that of information literacy. It defines the problem, argues its existence, and proposes the ready availability of a solution.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (503K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Breivik PS. Information literacy. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1991 Apr;79(2):226–229. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • McManus IC. How will medical education change? Lancet. 1991 Jun 22;337(8756):1519–1521. [PubMed]
  • Alpert JS, Coles R. Premedical education. A modest proposal repeated. Arch Intern Med. 1987 Apr;147(4):633–634. [PubMed]
  • Thomas L. Notes of a biology-watcher. How to fix the premedical curriculum. N Engl J Med. 1978 May 25;298(21):1180–1181. [PubMed]

Articles from Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer Application in Medical Care are provided here courtesy of American Medical Informatics Association