Here is exactly what we would like you to do to get ready for this workshop:
Think about your learning goals.
Due to the learner-centred nature of the small groups, you will get the most out of the workshop if you have assessed your learning needs and specific goals prior to the workshop.
Think about your teaching and practice setting.
Try to identify a specific patient, clinical scenario, or teaching dilemma that has challenged you recently. We will use YOUR cases, YOUR teaching settings, and YOUR clinical questions as much as possible in the workshop.
Review the materials in advance.
The workshop schedule and materials will be posted on the workshop website 1 month prior to workshop. https://ebcp.mcmaster.ca
Go to your library or via electronic resources, pull at lease one paper you would be interested in reading and learning from.
Not only will you be finding material for the workshop consideration, you will also be identifying what resources you have at home and what barriers there might be to your getting papers when you need them. Remember, in the end, our job is to help you be successful at home (not just at the workshop). Therefore, if you know about your resources and barriers, we can be most helpful when you are here.
Be excited! (No stress please).
The best thing about EBM is that it can be so much fun. We hope that you will review these materials with eager excitement in anticipation of the EBCP Workshop. We are fully aware of the probability that each of you is very busy without much extra time to prepare for this workshop. We do not mean to add to your “to-do’ list. However, if you simply pull a paper or two, we will be able to hit the road running in your small group. While we will review many different resources, we want to be sure that we spend some time reading original literature to practice the critical appraisal process.
Don't be shy.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.
Large group sessions
These sessions are run by the faculty in order to cover core curriculum and also to model teaching strategies for the small groups
Small group sessions
These sessions are based on the model of a small group for facilitated learning. The curriculum for the small groups is based on the learning needs of the participants. Each participant will be expected to take responsibility for a portion of the learning time. Two tutors, one tutor-trainee, and one librarian are available to assist and mentor participants in preparing for and carrying out their part of the session and will facilitate small groups.
There will also be a session with your small group librarian on searching the literature and managing information.
Preparation for small group
Self Study Time
This time is set aside for your own learning pursuits and as time to prepare for your small groups. In addition, there will be a computer lab set aside for independent research.