EBM Boot Camp for Educators

July 29, 2015

Faculty, residents, and students are challenged to find the best evidence to help their patients as the volume of new medical literature grows ever larger.  Using EBM resources to locate evidence to answer patient-important questions is now a core clinical skill.  To prepare for clinical teaching opportunities, this “boot camp” will provide educators hands-on opportunities to refresh knowledge of EBM principles, learn new searching strategies in PubMed, and practice searching for answers to real-world clinical questions using the resources of the MCW Library system.  Participants will be asked to complete several short introductory outline tutorials prior to the workshop and bring a laptop or tablet with WiFi capability for small group practice sessions.  Participants will also be given searching exercises with an answer key to take home for more individual practice and use with other learners.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 3.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 
Psychology CE Credit Statement: 
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
Please note: A $2.50 processing fee will be assessed for all registrations. This fee will be reflected on your final total upon check-out.

Target Audience

Faculty who wish to extend their evidence-based practice searching skills for high quality evidence in order to better care for patients and to guide learners. 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the steps for locating the best evidence to answer a clinical question
  • Locate evidence-based medicine tools within the MCW library system
  • Demonstrate ways to find pre-appraised EBM resources quickly
  • Utilize search filters, saved searches, and collections in PubMed
Additional information


Brenda Konczal
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 3.50 APA
    APA credit.
  • 3.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/29/2015 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
07/29/2015 - 12:15pm CDT
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States

Grace Thrall, MD, is a psychiatric clinician-educator who has won teaching awards at Duke, the University of Connecticut, and New Jersey Medical School.  Passionate about Evidence-Based Medicine and the power of small group learning, she has taught at the annual Duke EBM workshop since 2003.  She helps educators develop teaching strategies that break complex ideas down into simple steps for learners.  Previously Director of Residency Education for 15 years at Duke, Dr. Thrall now practices inpatient geropsychiatry at Central Regional Hospital in Butner, NC. 

Barb Ruggeri, MLIS, is a Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Services Librarian at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Skywalk Library.




All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 3.50 APA
    APA credit.
  • 3.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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Required Hardware/software

Laptop or tablet with WiFi access.