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


  • See the announcement section of the PPC IV CANVAS site to see an example of a literature review.
  • Literature Review is due September 27th at 11:55 pm.
  • Email Prof. McEwen if you have questions about the assignment or would like to check that your article meets assignment requirements.
  • Because PPC IV ends November 30th. Resubmissions will be do on November 22nd.

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.