Teaching EBM teachers: a team approach

Med Ref Serv Q. 2003 Summer;22(2):107-14. doi: 10.1300/J115v22n02_10.


A collaborative Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) course, co-taught by medical and library faculty, targets the needs of health care and information professionals involved in teaching and practicing EBM by introducing concepts, methods and tools of the EBM process. The one-week course engages working teams of health care and information professionals in case-based activities to encourage participation in the learning process and the "Train the Trainer" approach of the course. The interdisciplinary partnership, both of teachers and learners, has led to a successful and effective educational program that accentuates the strengths and contributions of each group. Further research will determine whether this collaborative experience leads to ongoing partnerships between these professional groups in the clinical setting.

MeSH terms

  • Computer User Training / methods
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / education*
  • Faculty, Medical
  • Humans
  • Illinois
  • Inservice Training / methods*
  • Librarians
  • Libraries, Medical
  • Medical Informatics / education*
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Schools, Medical
  • Teaching / methods*
  • United States