It's Time for a Makeover! Remodeling our Medicine Subject Guide to Improve Usage and Impact.
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The Medicine subject guide for UGME at Dalhousie University was once one of the most highly used guides offered, but usage has steadily declined over the past few years. While revising and updating our guide, we also want to ensure the resource is useful to and used by our medical students. To this end, we decided to look at how other universities in Canada and abroad are organizing their Medicine guides, what content they are prioritizing, and how they are choosing to name their navigation menu tabs. In reviewing all these guides and noticing a variety of differences, this led us to ask: what is the best way to engage our community and evolve our subject guides, so our users continue to identify them as a starting place for curriculum resources and assignment/research support? This lightning talk will describe our makeover process (and what we discovered along the way), who we consulted for input, and the impact we hope our guide will have going forward.
Phinney J, Parker R, Helwig M. It's Time for a Makeover! Remodeling our Medicine Subject Guide to Improve Usage and Impact. Proceedings of CHLA/ABSC. Lightning Talk. 2019 June; Ottawa, ON.