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Med Ref Serv Q. 2012;31(1):61-72. doi: 10.1080/02763869.2012.641848.

Librarian participation in expanding the pool of potential medical students.

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  • 1Kent State University Trumbull Campus, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, OH 44483, USA.


This article reports on the results of an exploratory survey to determine if librarians actively participate in medical school student recruiting programs. It looks specifically at what librarians are doing to assist with recruitment and what biomedical career resources their libraries offer. The survey link was e-mailed to all U.S. medical school library directors, who were asked to forward it to the appropriate librarian. Out of 113 medical schools, 68 (60%) responded to most questions. Forty-three (86%) of 50 item respondents do participate in such activities, and 29 (67%) of 43 item respondents have been doing so for more than five years. Thirty-two (64%) of 50 item respondents provide resources on biomedical careers in the libraries.

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