Evidence Based Medicine - ACGME Competencies
Evidence Based Medicine activities may include, but are not limited to, lectures, seminars, journal club, research projects and clinical teaching. These activities help assure that residents and fellows obtain and evaluate scientific evidence in its application to patient care. Some methods to consider in evaluating these activities include, but are not limited to:
- Critical Appraisal of Literature (CAT) Exercise using the CAT Format to document activities
- Educational Prescription Activity
- Evaluation of Evidenced Based Medicine Activities (e.g., journal club) developed by UMMC Pediatrics and Medicine
Here are a number of other resources that may also be useful to you in the development and implementation of program's approach to competency and outcomes assessment and improvement. The information contained in these approaches reflects those undertaken by your UMMC's colleagues, as well as others in your profession to develop and implement the Practice Based Learning and Improvement competency within their program or institution in the following areas:
- UpToDate is specifically designed to answer the clinical questions that arise in daily practice and to do so quickly and easily so that it can be used right at the point of care. UMMC has purchased an institutional license that will allow you to access UpToDate from your UMMC, School of Medicine and/or Redwood Street office computers without charge to you for subscription. Access UpToDate.
- University of Toronto has a website that is a resource for teaching and assessing evidence based medicine which you may find useful in developing your approach.
- The University of Alberta contains an excellent toolkit resource for teaching evidence based medicine.