The purpose of this project will be to create and establish a symposium to develop high level critical appraisal skills in librarians who work with health care information. Many health sciences librarians provide evidence based medicine EBM training at their home institutions. For most their involvement in this training is limited to training: asking questions PICO; searching resources; and only a rudimentary coverage of critical appraisal of clinical information. The ultimate goal of this symposium will be to enhance the abilities of health sciences librarians to take EBM training to the next level - to develop competencies in biomedical statistics, scientific methodology, and clinical decision making; and to enhance confidence and comfort of librarians in teaching the concepts of critical appraisal. The intention of the planning group is to use this year to plan and prepare for an institute which will be offered as a virtual pilot in Spring 2019.
New York Medical College, Health Sciences Library