Information Fluency


With the growing number of publications and expanding knowledge base, it is important to develop skills to effectively, efficiently, and ethically find information to make informed decisions in clinical practice and research. This ability to find and use information is the keystone to life-long learning.

The Practice of Medicine (POM) curriculum adopts the concept of Information Fluency (IF) to describe the range of skills you need to build as a medical student, including finding and evaluating resources, critical thinking, creating new knowledge, and participating in the scholarly community. This guide is developed for the POM course to highlight useful resources for clinical practice and research. 

If you have any questions, please contact your liaison librarian, Connie Wong at

For more library guidance during your time at Stanford, explore our MD/PA Student guide.

Contact Us

Do you need help or have questions? There are several ways to get in contact with us:

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