Evidence Based Medicine
“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
- Make a difference!
Here are ways you can put EBM into practice this rotation and many would work well done as a “teamlet” project:
- Real-time EBM (Recommended)
- 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