Objectives: Mentoring programs have been recognized as an effective tool in resident training. This study aims to explore how clinical librarians can contribute to mentoring residents in their scholarly activities. The author will demonstrate via an overview of a successful writing mentoring program that she coordinated with faculty and physicians at her institution and explain the challenges faced in doing so.
Methods: The author will first describe the Manuscript Review Committee and their mentoring activities which include hosting monthly workshops and seminars to help residents prepare to write a case report and reviewing residents’ manuscripts prior to journal submission. The program evaluation will be mainly qualitative with some quantitative data. The qualitative data will include interviews of participating faculty mentors and residents. Additional quantitative data featured will include workshop attendance, manuscripts submitted to the committee, and usage of workshop materials including presentation recordings and PowerPoint slides. Finally, the author will share her thoughts on her contribution to the program as a clinical librarian as well as the challenges she encountered.
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Senior Clinical Librarian
Washington, District of Columbia
Young-Joo Lee is the Senior Clinical Librarian at the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, Howard University. She has been at Howard University since 2014. Young-Joo supports clinical research through literature search, systematic reviews, data management and grant applications. Prior to joining Howard, she worked at the Alumni Medical Library at Boston University School of Medicine and at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library at Tufts University School of Medicine. Previously, she taught public speaking and writing at Purdue University in Indiana.
Originally from Korea, where she earned her undergraduate degree in English Literature, she continued her studies in the U.S. earning master’s degrees in Communications and Library Information Science at Purdue University and Simmons College respectively. Currently, she is pursuing a graduate certificate in Clinical Investigation at Boston University’s School of Medicine.
Young-Joo has a wide array of research interests and has presented at meetings for the Medical Library Association and NEGEA (Northeast Group on Educational Affairs), AAME on various topics including graduate medical education, faculty development, biobliometrics, data management and the librarian’s role in team science. She aims to support clinical research at Howard via workshops such as NIH Public Access Policy, NIH Biosketch, Data Management and Data Visualization. Recently, she received a NIH grant to support data management for the oral cancer team within the dental faculty at Howard, and she is taking part in several systematic reviews alongside Howard faculty.
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