Practice Based Learning and Improvement

Goals and objectives - the fellows are expected to be able to use scientific methods and evidence to investigate, evaluate and improve their patient care practices.

Method of administration
  • Daily interaction with faculty
  • Interaction with other consulting teams
  • Electronic access to medical journals, literature reviews, reference books
  • Subscription to specialty journals, membership in IDSA
  • Conferences, journal club
  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary team members (microbiology lab members, pharmacy staff)

Method of assessment

  • Direct observation
  • Literature review, knowledge and use of resources whether human or electronic
  • Use of conferences to modify clinical decision making process
  • Use of Journal club to understand statistical methods and study design
  • Proper use of diagnostic tests and limitations
  • Mini-CEX evaluations
  • Case-based assignments and discussions as part of the fellows’ curriculum

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