To provide an online service learning opportunity for medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic, medical faculty and librarians developed and implemented a “Debunking Medical Myths” module in which students learned to search for emerging medical literature, evaluate evidence, and use that evidence to create an infographics debunking a COVID-19-related myth for a non-medical audience. The resultant infographics are visually appealing and designed to make complex health information easy to understand. The module was well-received by students, who demonstrated a nuanced understanding of the use of infographics to convey health information, and students’ work was evaluated highly by community members.
Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences
Akers KG, Hu E, Rehman N, Yun HJ, Hoofman J, Monconduit R, Mendez J. Building First‑Year Medical Students’ Skills in Finding, Evaluating, and Visualizing Health Information Through a “Debunking Medical Myths” Curricular Module (Short Communication). Medical Science Educator, 2022 Apr 05. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-022-01541-w