A Validated Search Assessment Tool: Assessing Practice-Based Learning and Improvement in a Residency Program (Report)

A Validated Search Assessment Tool: Assessing Practice-Based Learning and Improvement in a Residency Program (Report)

INTRODUCTION The acquisition of strong information-searching skills is one of the many building blocks upon which medical knowledge and clinical skills are built. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has listed practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) as a core competency, defining PBLI as the ability to (1) investigate and evaluate the care of patients, (2) appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and (3) continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and lifelong learning [1]. Of these, the ability to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence is infrequently taught in many postgraduate medical education programs, and currently no one standardized method is used to assess this competency [2].

A Validated Search Assessment Tool: Assessing Practice-Based Learning and Improvement in a Residency Program (Report)

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