"Searching effectively for and critically appraising evidence applicable to clinical and diagnostic cases"
Students may be evaluated on searching effectively
See "AVMA Competency 9: Appreciation for role of research (searches effectively for evidence
applicable to clinical and diagnostic cases)" on UT CVM ABLE rubric--PDF here:
Shift from eminence based to evidence-based decision-making due to growth of biomedical literature and clinical information tools like VetCompanion
“In an age of misinformation, evidence is a competitive advantage.”
~ Dr. Ron Larson, Kansas State CVM, featured speaker at UT CVM CE conference 2015
2016 editorial in Today's Veterinary Practice by Kirk J. Breuninger, VMD, MPH
Conclusion: "Thoughtful integration of new evidence into practice decision-making can support effective communication between veterinary professionals and clients, while at the same time continually improving the quality of veterinary medicine."
Below is work sheet with a veterinary example and blank worksheet to help you format and document your PICO to prepare for searching.
Suggested list of databases / information services to search to acquire evidence to answer clinical questions that arise in practice.
Tip: Develop a list of databases to search based on your practice focus, access to databases, and experience searching for evidence.