The ability to critically evaluate medical literature is skill that all family physicians require. Being able to evaluate and interpret new medical knowledge is essential to both academic medical pursuits and daily clinical decision making.
Residents will gain skills in critical appraisal through small interactive evidence based medicine sessions geared towards answering specific clinical questions about diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, and harm. Sessions will occur most weeks throughout the year on Wednesday mornings from 0800-0900, giving residents multiple opportunities to present and guide the critique of articles, websites, and guidelines that they choose to evaluate. Introductory sessions on the practice of evidence based medicine, study designs, and statistics will be presented by the EBM tutors.