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The Colorado Compendium: An Article-Based Literature Review Program

  • Author(s): Druck, Jeffrey
  • Pearson, David
  • Claud, Jonathan
  • et al.
Abstract

The immense body of knowledge that emergency medicine (EM) encompasses is constantly growing and ever changing. Textbooks build a strong foundation for the EM resident, but journal articles critical for modifying and improving EM practices are equally important for a well-rounded education. Determining which journal articles are vital to an EM residency education is a challenge. Lacking a formalized list of key articles available to EM residents and realizing that a list of articles without a guide may be difficult and confusing for novice readers, we created the “Colorado Compendium”: a recommended reading list, limited to 100 articles with accompanying summaries, tailored to emergency medicine residents.

[WestJEM. 2009;10:21-22.]

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