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Practice-Based Learning

Practice-Based Learning (PBLI)

This competency is weighted ~15% of your overall clerkship evaluation.

PBLI is all about developing self-directed, life-long learning habits.

Components of PBLI:

  • Self-assessment
  • Goal setting
  • Staying current with the medical literature
  • Critical appraisal o the medical literature
  • EBM practice
  • Staying current with IT
  • Keeping skills current
  • Chart/practice audits (for practicing MDs)

Ideally, portfolios are PBLI in practice

  • Documentation of current achievement level
  • Resource for reflection
  • Ongoing, longitudinal process (not last minute cram)

The following are some suggestions of how you can demonstrate competence in this area:

1. Goals (Required)

2. Real time evidence-based medicine (Required)

3.  Journal club

4. EBM talk to team

5. Lead evidence-based physical finding rounds

6. EBM discussion in a write-up

7. Patient log (College of Medicine Requirement)

8. Prepare teaching materials and/or give educational talks to your team or classmates

9. Learn how to use a new technological resource that can help with patient care