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This workshop is an intensive and interactive 4-day session designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to practice and teach evidence-based medicine. Sessions will feature a mix of both small and large group discussions, interactive lectures, and case-based studies. Participants will spend 36 hours in active and assigned course work.

Who should attend:

Clinical educators and clinicians in teaching or leadership roles in medical schools, residency programs, or clinical practice, who wish to improve their skills as practitioners, educators, and leaders of evidence-based clinical practice.

Course objectives:

  1. To train leaders in medicine to facilitate evidence-based clinical practice in their teaching and practice settings.
  2. To practice the skills involved in evidence based clinical practice including clinical question formation and acquisition of medical evidence from the literature.
  3. To review and develop critical appraisal skills and application of available evidence to patient care and medical education.
  4. To provide interactive experience with a variety of evidence-based resources guided by medical center library staff with expertise in evidence-based practice.

The workshop curriculum addresses two broad areas:

1. Evidence-based Medicine content in large group

  • Clinical question formation
  • Searching for, selecting, and obtaining the evidence
  • Critical appraisal
  • Practical clinical epidemiology
  • Application of evidence to clinical care



2. Teaching skills in small groups

  • Principles of effective EBM teaching
  • Small group teaching exercises with mentors
  • Evaluation of performance and self assessment
  • Searching EBM resources with library mentors
  • Evaluating resources