"I attended to the workshop during 2016 (improve practice stream) and 2017 (teaching stream), first as an internal medicine resident, and last time as chief resident. The EBCP workshop was a great experience and helped me improve my abilities on critical appraisal of the evidence. It also provided me with many tools for enhancing the quality of the journal club sessions at my service, and developing teaching strategies for many topics regarding evidence based medicine, including the design of an EBM curriculum. It has a well organized and dynamic structure that facilitates the learning process in the field.
It was my first experience working together with librarians. They provided me important insight on literature searching in many databases.
Overall, the workshop represented a comprehensive approach to many fields of EBM: obtaining reliable evidence on specific questions, developing critical appraisal strategies for optimal application of evidence results, gaining skilled tools to teach and coordinate small and large group sessions at my setting and obtaining knowledge from every colleague in the small groups. In summary, the acquired knowledge improved my personal skills through learning and teaching and therefore I am able to provide better medical attention to my patients."
Victoria Sáenz, MD
"People all over the world come to attend this workshop. It is very nice to hear that the process of understanding evidence based medicine is very similar. We really need to have more meetings like this. This is a great moment to clarify our doubts and expand our knowledge of this subject. I will come back again next year."
Maria das Neves Dantas da Silveira Barros, PhD
"I was a first time attendee. The quality of the teachers was outstanding. EBM is lifelong learning and the workshop was very successful in giving me a framework to build upon, self-learn and educate according to my clinical work. I strongly recommend this course and I will certainly do this course again."
Saurabh Parasramka MD
"It has been kind of a magical experience, like smoothly being transported to a different way of thinking. Everybody was engaged, from the administrative team to tutors, tutor trainees and librarians making a friendly atmosphere to intensively work in. I recommend everybody who still has an open mind and the will to improve in many different ways to attend this course. Thanks for letting me be part of it!"
Carlos Torrens Canovas, PhD
"Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of the McMaster Evidence Based Clinical Practice Workshop is its ability to instill a life-long passion and appreciation for evidence based medicine, as well as the confidence to apply newly discovered skills, all in a fun and non-threatening environment with learners from around the world."
Walter N Dehority, MD