The evidence-based medicine curriculum prepares students to make evidence-based decisions about the care of patients. This thread is woven throughout the curriculum in a way that requires students to assess information needs, ask answerable questions, find appropriate evidence, appraise evidence, interpret results and apply evidence to patient care.

Thread director: Parvathy Pallai, MD, MPH

Phase 1

  • Assess information needs
  • Background and foreground questions
  • Asking answerable clinical questions
  • Choosing appropriate evidence
  • Study types and risk of bias
  • Interpreting results of studies

Phase 2

  • Applying evidence to patient care
  • Benefit vs. harm
  • Applicability to patients and populations
  • Shared decision making