Family Medicine

Resident Research

EVIDENCED BASED MEDICINE INTRODUCTORY INFORMATION

Access to health information is becoming increasingly easy for patients and health care professionals alike.  What is more difficult is deciding the usefulness of the information.  The Evidenced Based Medicine (EBM) part of the MUN Family Medicine Residency curriculum is designed to teach residents to ask an answerable question, then access, critically appraise and appropriately apply the information from the medical literature.

To accomplish these objectives, we present a formal program consisting of three components.  They include:

A.  PEARLS EXERCISES-Pearls is the name the CFPC gives to their evidence based practice reflection exercises.  These sessions in the MUN Family Medicine Residency curriculum are used to teach residents how to find clinically relevant information, critically appraise it and incorporate it into their practice.  Several of the Friday morning seminar sessions in the first year academic family medicine rotation will be dedicated to Pearls.

B.  CLINICAL PRACTICE AUDIT-  A clincial practice audit is an assessment of how well a practitioner or group of practitioners is meeting a reference standard of care.  Audit is one example of a quality assurance activity.  Several of the Friday morning seminar sessions in the first year academic family medicine rotations are dedicated to practice audit.

C. THE RESIDENT PROJECT- During the family medicine residency program, residents are required to complete a scholarly resident project.  The exact nature of the project may take almost any form relevant to clincial medicine, research, administration or population health.  Please consult with your faculty advisor and the relevant section in D2L for advice on how to complete this aspect of the program.

Each of these elements is described more completely in the relevant section of Desire2Learn.  See this site for further information.


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