Information Mastery and Evidence-Based Medicine II

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Information Mastery and Evidence-Based Medicine II

Dave Slawson 2012

Course Director: David Slawson, MD

This course is designed to develop expertise in:

  1. Scanning the primary and secondary literature to identify relevant information.
  2. Critically appraising the relevant primary and secondary literature (determining validity and assigning appropriate Levels of Evidence or LOE ratings).
  3. Succinctly summarizing useful new information in a written format.
  4. Making appropriate clinical recommendations based on the integration of new information with established clinical practice.


Fellows will be expected to write
several POEMs (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters) suitable for publication and to teach an Information Mastery module to faculty and residents. In addition, fellows will be paired with a faculty member and co-author a STEPS analysis suitable for publication in the American Family Physician.