The purpose of this study was to assess the use of computer-aided instructional (CAI) resources used to study gross anatomy by first-year medical students at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM).
This study was conducted at IUSM. IUSM is one of the largest medical schools in the United States.
At the time of this study, the curriculum at IUSM was equivalent across the campuses, but not identical.
The overall response rate for participating IUSM campuses was 78% (n= 158).
GA course packets, consisting of detailed notes or outlines for each lecture, are typically provided to students at several of the IUSM campuses.
The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) has nine campuses across the state and is the second largest US medical school.
The authors approached the problem from a unique perspective: analyzing references in published articles by funded researchers in the small but highly grant-productive IUSM Department of Psychiatry.
Principal investigators (n=22) on grants active in fiscal year 2004/05 (the most current year available) from the IUSM Department of Psychiatry were identified by the university's Department of Research and Sponsored Programs.
The final data element added was whether the IUSM Library subscribed to the title.
Impact factor compared to IUSM psychiatry faculty cited references