Information Mastery and Evidence Based-Medicine I
Course Director: David Slawson, M.D.
This course is mainly designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the principles and methods of Information Mastery, a practical approach to Evidence-Based Medicine, and to provide specific experience in integrating this approach into clinical and instructional processes. In the first two months of the course a series of seminar sessions and readings provide an overview to key concepts. Enrollees practice teaching Information Mastery modules and participate in one of two year-long Information Mastery teaching projects: (1) leading a team of four family medicine residents in developing a CARE Path (Clinical Application of Relevant Evidence), a guideline for management of a specific clinical condition based upon best evidence; or (2) teaching Information Mastery sessions to 4th year medical students for the Family Medicine Outpatient Elective. Participants will also learn and complete the process for developing a review summary.