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Welcome to Medicine 433C: Evidence-Based Medicine!

The EBM course is open to MS3s and MS4s at Duke University School of Medicine who have completed their required clinical clerkships.

This course is designed to be an interactive, engaging and clinically relevant seminar for students who are interested in learning how to use the evidence cycle in routine clinical activities. It is offered for one clinical credit.

Student performance will be assessed by attendance at the course sessions, the completion of make-up assignments (if a session is missed), participation in discussions, and the completion of one assignment. Students who satisfactorily participate will be eligible for a grade of Pass.

Faculty Coordinators: Dr. Jane Gagliardi and Megan von Isenburg, MSLS

Location: Trent Semans Center: Classroom 3.

2017 Schedule

Date Topic Facilitator
January 12
5-7 pm
Note: Meeting in Classroom 4!
Study Design and Searching
Bring clinical scenario (3-5 sentences) and PICOTT
Jane Gagliardi, MD
Megan von Isenburg, MSLS
January 19
5-7 pm
Classroom 3
Therapy Schuyler Jones, MD
Manesh Patel, MD
January 26
5-7 pm
Classroom 3
Harm / Etiology Jamie Fox, MD
Samuel Francis, MD
February 2
5-7 pm
Classroom 3
Diagnosis Jamie Fox, MD
Megan Brooks, MD
February 9
5-7 pm
Classroom 3
Systematic Review Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD
February 16
5-7 pm
Classroom 3
Real Time EBM and ebm-course-assignment document due Jane Gagliardi, MD
Megan von Isenburg, MSLS

Grading and Attendance Policy:

The EBM Course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Eligibility for a Passing grade is accomplished by:

  • Attending and participating in a minimum of five class sessions with make-up of any missed session*
  • No student who misses more than one class session will be eligible to pass
  • A student who arrives more than 15 minutes late will not earn credit for the session
  • A student who uses his or her laptop during the class, which is designed to be interactive,will not earn credit for the session unless the session was explicitly designed to demonstrate real-time searching strategies

*Make-up assignments will be distributed via email the following day to students who missed a session and will be due back to Megan von Isenburg via email the following Monday. Assignments will be assessed for completeness and attention to the task, and answer keys will be distributed for self-assessment.