"Research suggests that (IL) competencies should be taught continuously with reinforcement and repetition."
Essential Elements of Integrating Information Literacy Into Nursing Education Programs:
Argüelles, C. (2012). Program-Integrated Information Literacy (PIIL) in a Hospital's Nursing Department: A Practical Model. Journal Of Hospital Librarianship, 12(2), 97-111.
About half of all medical knowledge becomes obsolete every five years
Every 15 years, the world's body of scientific knowledge literature doubles
The pace of change has only accelerated
Medical professionals need to develop skills and habits of the mind that encourage life-long learning
Information Literacy Sessions integrated with classroom assignments are a proven method toward achieving this goal
Singleton, M. (2011). Adjusting the Prescription: The School of Medicine overhauls its century-old educational approach. In University of Virginia Magazine. Retrieved July 14, 2014
Ramnarayan, K., & Hande, S. (2005, September). Thoughts on Self-Directed Learning in Medical Schools: Making Students More Responsible. In Johns Hopkins School of Education. Retrieved July 14, 2014