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Research Block: PGY-1: Week 1

Year 1

Tasks & Assessments


  • If you have questions please reach out to us. | lrc.ask@acom.eduMichelle or Nicole will get in touch with you.
  • Read the chapters and articles linked below.
  • Watch the videos.
  • Complete the PICO & Searching Assessment.


  1. Complete the PICO & Searching Assessment and send to Michelle and Nicole.



Read the Foundations section of the Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. This section includes chapters:

  1. How to Use the Medical Literature - and This Book - to Improve Your Patient Care
  2. What is Evidenced Based Medicine?
  3. Evidence -Based Medicine and the Theory of Knowledge
  4. What is the Question?
  5. Finding the Current Best Evidence
  6. Why Study Results Mislead: Bias and Random Error

The materials below reinforce the Foundations section above.

Suggested Resources

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