<div dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12.8px"><p style="line-height:15.6pt"><i>Hello Student Veterinarians,</i></p><p style="line-height:15.6pt"><i>The AVC has partnered with Cornell University and several other colleges of veterinary medicine in the US to conduct a survey of Veterinary Students Reading Habits and Information Literacy. PLEASE read the preamble below and consider providing your valuable input. This data will help us improve our curriculum and ensure that our graduates have the necessary skills to succeed. The survey will remain open until November 18. </i></p><p style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:15.6pt"><span style="color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:helvetica;font-size:12.8px">Dear DVM student,</span><br></p><p style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:15.6pt"><span style="font-family:helvetica;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Recently, the American Veterinary Medical Association updated its accreditation standards.  Standard 7.5  Standard 5, Information Resources states that, upon graduation, students must be "...competent in retrieving, evaluating, and efficiently applying information..." You can read more about the standards on the </span><a href="https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Colleges/Pages/coe-pp-requirements-of-accredited-college.aspx" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:helvetica">AVMA website</span></a><span style="font-family:helvetica;color:rgb(51,51,51)">.  <br> <br>What’s more, keeping up to date is a statutory requirement for your veterinary practice -- in order to maintain your license you'll need to keep up to date in your field.   But how can one do so in such an information-flooded world?  </span></p></span><p style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:15.6pt"><span style="font-family:helvetica;color:rgb(51,51,51)">With that in mind, <strong>we want to learn more about how you retrieve, evaluate and apply information</strong>.  We are conducting a study to understand how current UPEI Atlantic Veterinary College DVM students read and understand scientific literature.  This study,<i>Veterinary Student Reading Habits and Information Literacy</i>, originally produced at Cornell University, is now being distributed to students at your institution here in order to help us understand DVM student behaviors both at University of Prince Edward Island and on a larger scale. </span></p><p style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:15.6pt"><span style="font-family:helvetica;color:rgb(51,51,51)">The UPEI Research Ethics Board has approved this study. Contact the UPEI Research Ethics Board at <a href="tel:%28902%29%20620-5104" value="+19026205104" target="_blank">(902) 620-5104</a>, or by email at </span><a href="mailto:reb@upei.ca" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:helvetica">reb@upei.ca</span></a><span style="font-family:helvetica;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> if you have any concerns about the ethical conduct of this study.</span></p><p style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:15.6pt"><span style="font-family:helvetica;color:rgb(51,51,51)">If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dawn Hooper, Principal Investigator,</span><a href="mailto:dhooper@upei.ca" target="_blank"><span style="font-family:helvetica">dhooper@upei.ca</span></a><span style="font-family:helvetica;color:rgb(51,51,51)"></span></p><p style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:15.6pt"><span style="font-family:helvetica;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Thanks very much for your time - we appreciate your commitment and efforts to improve your veterinary education. The Survey will be open until <span class="gmail-aBn" tabindex="0"><span class="gmail-aQJ">November 18, 2016</span></span>.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px"><i><span style="font-family:helvetica;color:rgb(51,51,51)">Veterinary Student Reading Habits and Information Literacy</span></i><span style="font-family:helvetica;color:rgb(51,51,51)"> Survey link<br></span><a href="https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/preview/SV_ekVIK9pSvEY618N" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial">https://cornell.qualtrics.com/<wbr>jfe/preview/SV_ekVIK9pSvEY618N</span></a><span style="font-family:helvetica;color:rgb(51,51,51)"><br><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px"><span style="color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:helvetica;font-size:12.8px">Sincerely, </span><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px"><span style="color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:helvetica;font-size:12.8px"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px"><span style="color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:helvetica;font-size:12.8px">Dawn Hooper, Principal Investigator            </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px"><span style="color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:helvetica;font-size:12.8px">Liaison Librarian for Atlantic Veterinary College</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px"><span style="color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:helvetica;font-size:12.8px">Robertson Library UPEI                                                           </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px"><a href="mailto:dhooper@upei.ca" target="_blank" style="font-size:12.8px"><span style="font-family:helvetica">dhooper@upei.ca</span></a><span style="font-size:12.8px;font-family:helvetica;color:rgb(51,51,51)">   902-566-0453</span></p><div><br></div>Leigh Lamont, Co-Principal Investigator<br>Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs<br>Atlantic Veterinary College<br><a href="mailto:llamont@upei.ca">llamont@upei.ca</a>  902-566-0374<div class="gmail-yj6qo gmail-ajU" style="margin:2px 0px 0px;font-size:12.8px"><div id="gmail-:10y" class="gmail-ajR" tabindex="0"><img class="gmail-ajT" src="https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif"></div></div><div><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><br></div></div></div></div>
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