A User's Guide to Medical Literature
The presenters will discuss different types of primary literature and different types of studies. They will provide a brief overview of the different phases of research that is part of the drug development process. If and when published, reports of these studies constitute primary literature.
In addition they will cover the key factors that one needs to consider when reviewing an article. Always look at an article with a critical eye .
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
Describe the role of the medical/drug information specialist in different practice settings
Describe the benefits of practicing evidence-based medicine
Describe primary, secondary, and tertiary literature
Describe key factors to consider when critically evaluating an article
Describe the step-wise approach to searching the literature
Describe the hierarchy of evidence and its implications to practice
Describe key medical writing principles
Sara Grossman, PharmD
Drug Information Specialist
International Drug Information Center
75 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Joseph P. Nathan, MS, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Director, International Drug Information Center
Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy
and Health Sciences
Long Island University
There are no conflicts of interest with these presenters
- 2.00 ACPEThe Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.