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Note that these video review sessions and supplemental materials are accessible to USF COM MS IV students only. Login is required.
Evidence-Based Medicine Appraisal Companions Exercise
University of South Florida
College of Medicine
These EBM appraisal companions can be used as adjuncts to an EBM course for medical students, as well as in the clinical years. The worksheets direct the user to critical areas of appraisal of the validity of published literature in relation to a clinical scenario. These can be used for small group session format, assignments, clinical rounds, journal club, etc. The major topics addressed include: Article on Therapy, Diagnostic test, Harm/Association, and Prognosis. The companions are structured with drop down menus, check boxes and comments/free text sections.
These EBM appraisal companions address the following Educational Objectives: 1. Guide the learner through the appraisal process of published literature: The Companions are designed to guide the student through the evaluation process of articles on Therapy, Diagnosis, Harm/Association, and Prognosis 2. Apply EBM principles in the context of a clinical scenario and a published journal article: The companions allow the learner to practice, calculate, and interpret EBM concepts to answer clinical questions.
The files are available below in Microsoft Word format. Right-click on each link below and select Save As... from the pop-up menu to save the files to your computer.