About the Finding Information Framework

In this age of rapid information expansion, medical education can no longer be structured solely around information acquisition. We need to teach the concepts and lifelong learning skills of information management and information mastery to be used both at the “point-of-learning” and later applied in the clinical setting at the point-of-care.

To support the learning and application of these concepts the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine Evidence-Based Medicine Vertical Integration Group developed the “Finding Information Framework” — a conceptual algorithm as well as a practical App and web-based tool — to structure how medical students and practicing clinicians ask and categorize their questions. The FIF then links the user directly to the most appropriate information resource to answer their question.

Contact us at EBMFIF@bu.edu.