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Contact your department library liasion to schedule a class to assist your program with ACGME guidelines on evidence-based medicine.
Most residency programs have ACGME requirements that focus on the use of current evidence through effective searching and journal article analysis. Below are the relevant sections of the ACGME Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Internal Medicine which the Library can help departments meet through Library sessions.
IV.A.3. Regularly scheduled didactic sessions; (core)
IV.A.3.a) The core curriculum must include a didactic program that is based upon the core knowledge content of Internal Medicine. (core)
IV.A.3.b) Patient based teaching must include direct interaction between resident and attending, bedside teaching, discussion of pathophysiology, and the use of current evidence in diagnostic and therapeutic decisions.
IV.A.5.c) Practice-based learning and Improvement
IV.A.5.c) Residents must demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate their care of patients, to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and to continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and life-long learning.
Residents are expected to develop skills and habits to be able to meet [several goals including this one:]
IV.A.5.c).(6) locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to their patients’ health problems;
V.A.2.b) The program must:
V.A.2.b).(1) provide objective assessments of competence in patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice based on the specialty-specific Milestones; [including the following milestone:]
V.A.2.b.(1).(c) Practice-based learning and improvement:
The program must assess resident performance in:
V.A.2.b).(1).(c).(i) application of evidence to patient care
ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Internal Medicine. Effective: July 1, 2009
ACGME Approved Categorization: September 30, 2012; Effective: July 1, 2013