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Guides for Veterinary Students, Faculty, Staff

Guide to books for courses by year, plus publishing, pre-veterinary career information, access after leaving UTK, etc.

How to read (critically Appraise) a paper (quickly to see if it Applies to the clinical question you have Asked)

by Anthony Crocco MD, McMaster University https://thesgem.com/faculty/anthony-crocco/.  Dr. Crocco's http://www.sketchyebm.com/ is recommended by https://www.students4bestevidence.net/.

Purpose of this guide: to support learning to ACQUIRE evidence effectively, an AVMA clinical competency 9:

"Searching effectively for and critically appraising evidence applicable to clinical and diagnostic cases"

WHY LEARN TO ACQUIRE BEST AVAILABLE EVIDENCE

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

https://www.students4bestevidence.net/eminence-based-medicine-vs-evidence-based-medicine/

 

 

HOW WILL SEARCHING EFFECTIVELY FOR BEST AVAILABLE EVIDENCE HELP ME IN PRACTICE?

 “In an age of misinformation, evidence is a competitive advantage.”

             ~ Dr. Ron Larson, Kansas State CVM, featured speaker at UT CVM CE conference 2015

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ACQUIRE: searching effectively is one of 5 key skills of evidence-based veterinary medicine

Ask, Acquire, Appraise, Apply, Assess : EBVM Key Steps  from RCVS

ASK: Asking an answerable clinical question

ACQUIRE: where to search for veterinary clinical information

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.

ACQUIRE Tutorials: how to search for evidence

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Help with accessing electronic books and journals

 e-books

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off-campus access https://libguides.utk.edu/eres
   

Attribute to:  Ann Viera

Contact:  agvetlib@utk.edu

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