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Transition to Clerkships

Learning Objectives

The library segment of this transitional course deals with evidence based medicine and searching and appraising the literature in support of evidence based practice. This page reflects only the content covered in the library segment of the course.

By the end of this session students will:

  • Be aware of the multitude of resources available via the Health Sciences Library and how to use them.
  • Understand basic principles of evidence based medicine.
  • Be able to structure a well-built clinical question using PICO.
  • Have an increased ability to formulate a quality search strategy in PubMed.
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to select best evidence from search results.
  • Critically appraise an article using a checklist of relevance and validity criteria.

Session Materials