Evidence Based Medicine I

Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is a required course for all students at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. It is the first part of the two-part course Evidence Based Medicine, and is taken by first-year students. The goals of the course are:

  • To teach the biostatistics and epidemiology knowledge components required for the USMLE Step 1 Examination.
  • To demonstrate and contextualize how key concepts of biostatistics, epidemiology, and evidence based medicine are used in the medical literature and applied to patient care.
  • To introduce students to the process and approach of conducting a literature search, critically assessing different information sources, and fully utilizing electronic, digital and other technologies essential in practicing evidence based medicine.
  • To prepare students to evaluate the medical literature and apply evidence to patient care in subsequent medical school courses.

For more detailed information, please contact Program Coordinator Andrea Cammack.

Last Modified 03.04.10