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PPC IV Literature Review Requirements (self-directed learning assignment): Introduction


  • This assignment is being retired from the COM EBM curriculum at NEOMED. The guide will still be available to those who know the url address. 

College of Medicine Curriculum Mapper, Asst. Professor of Family & Community Medicine

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Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS
Office: G-142 (within the Department of Family and Community Medicine)

EBM Co-Thread Leader

Jessica Ferrell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Integrative Medical Sciences

Contact Information:

Office: F-242
Phone: 330.325.6468

Introduction to the Guide

This guide is an assignment guide for the PPC IV literature review assignment. You must receive a passing grade (70% or higher) on the assignment to pass the PPC IV course.


Assignment Learning Objectives

At the completion of this assignment, students will be able to:

  • independently identify a clinical/research question that they want to answer
  • locate credible data to answer the question
  • synthesize the information they have found
  • apply the feedback provided to better answer future questions
  • show competence in scientific writing expected of an physician
  • cite references within the text of a paper and in the literature cited section of the paper.

Questions about the Assignment

Please refer questions about the assignment to:

Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS.
Office: G-142 (within the Department of Family and Community Medicine)
Phone: 330-325-6605


Jessica Ferrell, Ph.D.
Office: F-242
Phone: 330-325-6468



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Thank you to Chad Statler, MLIS for his work transferring this assignment guide from a print document to a library guide. His help on the guide was greatly appreciated.