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Research - Family Medicine at MedStar Georgetown

Through monthly Journal Club and Quality Improvement projects, residents have the opportunity to write, edit and publish critical appraisals of clinical evidence for the application of evidence-based medicine to clinical decision-making. Residents work with the Director of the Georgetown Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN) Project, Senior Editors for PEPID Primary Care Plus, the Georgetown FPIN faculty team and Associate Editors for the journal American Family Physician.

Through this experience, residents acquire the skills to:

  • Describe the process of systematic review of clinical evidence
  • Write appraisals of existing clinical evidence in the format of critically appraised topics (CAT)
  • Publish an FPIN product based on a chosen CAT
  • Apply critical evidence appraisal to inpatient and outpatient clinical scenarios
  • Demonstrate EBM knowledge gains compared to pre-participation