Definition

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is the explicit, conscientious, and judicious integration of current best evidence from systematic research with individual clinical expertise in making decisions about patients (D Sackett 1996).

Course Objectives

  1. Apply the fundamental statistical principles that underpin EBM to current literature.
  2. Interpret and critique evidence related to screening, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy, and harm.
  3. Implement practical, efficient ways to navigate the current evidence to answer questions encountered in clinical practice.
  4. Rank as valuable that a deeper understanding of EBM principles can reveal limitations of the current evidence.

 

Course Structure

This course will consist of 30-minute didactic lectures which will be delivered to each firm within the “+2” curriculum. Journal Club will immediately follow EBM lectures where learners will apply these concepts to current literature.

Lecture Schedule (8:30-9:00)

Date Firm Title Presenter
1/2/2018 C EBM 9: Therapy II Alexander
1/9/2018 C EBM 10: Pooling Data II Alexander
1/16/2018 A EBM 9: Therapy II Alexander
1/23/2018 A EBM 10: Pooling Data II Alexander
1/30/2018 B EBM 9: Therapy II Alexander
2/6/2018 B EBM 10: Pooling Data II Alexander
2/13/2018 C EBM 11: Diagnostic Testing II Alexander
2/20/2018 C EBM 12: Screening II Deshmukh
2/27/2018 A EBM 11: Diagnostic Testing II Alexander
3/6/2018 A EBM 12: Screening II Deshmukh
3/13/2018 B EBM 11: Diagnostic Testing II Alexander
3/20/2018 B EBM 12: Screening II Deshmukh
3/27/2018 C EBM 13: Prognosis II Deshmukh
4/3/2018 C EBM 14: Harm II TBD
4/10/2018 A EBM 13: Prognosis II Alexander
4/17/2018 A EBM 14: Harm II TBD
4/24/2018 B EBM 13: Prognosis II Alexander
5/1/2018 B EBM 14: Harm II TBD
5/8/2018 C EBM 15: Incorporating EBM into Daily Practice II Alexander
5/15/2018 C EBM 16: How Good is Our Evidence? TBD
5/22/2018 A EBM 15: Incorporating EBM into Daily Practice II Alexander
5/29/2018 A EBM 16: How Good is Our Evidence? TBD
6/5/2018 B EBM 15: Incorporating EBM into Daily Practice II Alexander
6/12/2018 B EBM 16: How Good is Our Evidence? TBD