Evidence Based Medicine (Required)
“To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail in uncharted seas, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.”
Sir William Osler
On the Medicine Clerkship EBM should:
- Link directly to patient care
- Be shared with others when possible
- Apply skills taught in phase 1 (remember PICO)
- Be practiced efficiently
- If you are spending an hour on this, that’s too long- see Drs. Harrell or Nall for help
- Make a difference!
Here are ways you can put EBM into practice this rotation:
- Real-time EBM (Required)
- Journal Club
- Helpful resource: Users’ Guide to the Medical Literature published by JAMA and available in an interactive online format. (Access it through a UF computer or website.) The critical appraisal worksheets they offer are particularly useful.
- EBM talk to team
- Lead evidenced-based physical findings rounds
- EBM discussion incorporated into a write-up
You are required to submit a real time EBM log. Additional opportunities for extra EBM submissions are listed above.
See EBM evaluation form.