At UAMS, you will have the opportunity to explore research in a large academic university setting. Our research curriculum is longitudinal, providing you with a strong foundation throughout your three years here. You will be introduced to the core principles of epidemiology, evidence based medicine, and scholarly project development in four ways: monthly Journal Club, our interactive EBM and knowledge dissemination didactic series, your residency scholarly project, and an optional research elective. You also have the opportunity to explore the many opportunities our University based program has to offer including a Translational Research Institute (in addition to six other institutes with robust research initiatives) and diverse basic sciences departments. Our Division of Education and Division of Ultrasound are also pursuing scholarly projects, so there are many opportunities to be involved.
Research and EBM Faculty
Evidence Based Medicine, Knowledge Translation, and Journal Club
Mastering the basic skills to be intelligent and efficient consumers of the medical literature will be one of the many things you will learn here that will distinguish you from other EM graduates. We take Evidence Based Medicine education seriously and incorporate it into our didactics, journal club, and regional and national work.
Dr. Carly Eastin is the faculty liaison for Journal Club. Each month, the topic/PICO question is chosen by the residents assigned to present at JC that month. At the request of our residents, our Journal Club series has been moved from the hospital to off-campus to provide a more informal setting. Held at a faculty member’s home, there is time to socialize with medical students, your fellow residents, and faculty while dinner is provided. Most importantly, there is dedicated time discussing the best available evidence for that month’s particular topic. We also frequently invite consultants to attend and offer their perspective on the topic. We end each session by asking the following question: Will this evidence change your practice? Afterward, the evidence presented at each journal club is summarized into a concise document which is posted in our Journal Club Archive.