Residencies

Meet practice-based learning and improvement milestone teaching and documentation requirements by using The Information Mastery Curriculum and Assessment Program. Every module is mapped to the milestones. Your CCC can generate a report of each resident’s progress. A model curriculum, tailored to each specialty’s unique PBLI requirements, can be assigned to residents to complete over the course of training. A companion teachers’ guide is packed with exercises and small and large activities for residencies with faculty time for a blended learning approach. 

  • Meets teaching and documentation requirements for ACGME education milestones for every specialty
  • Can be stand-alone or combined with onsite teaching
  • Is tailored to each specialty’s milestones

Residents completing the  curriculum

  • Receive certification in Evidence-Informed Decision Making

Residencies using the curriculum

  • Receive designation as an Evidence-Informed Decision Making Certified Residency

The Curriculum

This interactive, multi-media, self-directed online course leads residents through the basics of evidence-based medicine, Information Mastery, and clinical decision-making. Each module takes from 20 to 45 minutes to complete and can be completed by individuals using smartphones, tablets, or computers, or as a group. Post-module assessments document competency. Each module is mapped to specialty-specific PBLI milestone level (see example, below), and completion reports can be generated for use by the Clinical Competency Committee.

The curriculum also includes an extensive Teacher’s Guide, with extensive knowledge application exercises for use by onsite teachers and example curricula. Faculty development is available via national workshops, direct consultation, or on-site support for training faculty members to use the Teacher’s Guide to conduct knowledge application exercises.

Component Modules:

  • The Basics
    • Evidence-Informed Decision Making: An Introduction
    • Evidence-Informed Decision Making and Information Mastery: Why They Are Important
    • Safety, Quality, and Evidence
  • Understanding the Diagnostic Process and the Limits of Diagnostic Tests
    • Before the Treatment Choice: Pitfalls in the Diagnostic Process
    • Before the Treatment Choice: Understanding Bayes’ Theorem and the Diagnostic Process
    • Before the Treatment Choice: Diagnosis as an Intervention
  • Making Treatment Choices
    • Understanding Research about a Therapy: Key Threats to Validity
    • Understanding the Language of Medicine
    • Evaluating New Medications: Understanding the Sales Process
    • Evaluating New Medications: Evaluating Information from the Pharmaceutical Industry
    • Evaluating New Medications: The STEPS Approach
    • Using Research Information to Assess Prognosis
  • Using Information from Different Sources to Improve Decisions
    • Finding Information To Answer Questions About Specific Patients
    • An Exploration of Point of Care Information Tools
    • Evaluating Foraging Tools for Keeping Up with New, Relevant and Valid Information
    • Evaluating Information Obtained From Experts
    • Using Review Articles, Sources of Expert Wisdom
    • Evaluating Practice Guidelines: Threats to Validity
    • When Guidelines Collide: Finding and Quickly Evaluating Relevant and Valid Guidelines
    • Making the Most of a Medical Education Presentation
  • Using Information from Different Sources to Improve Decisions
    • Finding Information To Answer Questions About Specific Patients
    • An Exploration of Point of Care Information Tools
    • Evaluating Foraging Tools for Keeping Up with New, Relevant and Valid Information
    • Evaluating Information Obtained From Experts
    • Using Review Articles, Sources of Expert Wisdom
    • Evaluating Practice Guidelines: Threats to Validity
    • When Guidelines Collide: Finding and Quickly Evaluating Relevant and Valid Guidelines
    • Making the Most of a Medical Education Presentation

Example: Modules mapped to family medicine milestones and levels.

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Residency Pricing

  • Residencies using the curriculum for teaching will receive a paper certificate and website badge signifying them as a Certified Evidence-informed Decision Making Residency
    • Bronze level: The curriculum is used for one class of residents
    • Silver level: All residents use the curriculum
    • Gold level: All residents use the curriculum and at least 75% of core faculty have completed the Evidence-Informed Decision Making certification
  • Bulk subscriptions include:
    • Access to the course for faculty members
    • Access to the teachers’ users group
  • Additional resource: the Teacher’s Guide, which includes, background, exercises, assessments, and example curricula
  • Individual subscription
  • $250
  • Single user
  • Access to the certification program for the duration of residency
  • Certificate of completion for each module
  • Certificate in Evidence-Informed Decision Making upon completion upon completion of the whole course
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  • Residency-wide subscription
  • $200/resident
  • 20 or more residents
  • Access to the certification program for the duration of residency
  • Certificate of completion for each module
  • Certificate in Evidence-Informed Decision Making upon completion upon completion of the whole course
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  • One class at a time
  • $225/resident
  • 10 or more residents
  • Access to the certification program for the duration of residency
  • Certificate of completion for each module
  • Certificate in Evidence-Informed Decision Making upon completion upon completion of the whole course
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Online and blended learning curriculum in evidence-based medicine

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Clinicians

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  • Certification in Evidence Informed Decision Making
  • AMA Category I CME
  • Approved Alternative Performance Improvement Activity for Maintenance of Certification for family medicine (others coming soon)

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