How to Use the Curriculum

At our institution, the cases are used to guide a preclinic conference. Each chapter includes links to one or more key references, which housestaff and faculty can read prior to clinic attendance, minimizing the amount of didactic information to be covered and enabling more in-depth discussion of the questions posed in the cases. The goals of the moderator should be to initiate lively discussion of the questions posed and elicit input from all participants. The cases, and faculty’s answers, can also be used for self-directed learning.

Note that in the housestaff version of the curriculum, the resource links at the end of the articles link into the library database, and in order to access the files you will have to connect through VPN or on a proxy server.

Please note that in the chapters, in the primary references, the direct links to the URLs (also known as DOI, direct object identifier) are listed at the end of the reference. If you click on that line, you will be able to access the article as long as your computer has full access to the Cushing/Yale Medical Library Resources or if the article is freely available over the internet.