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ObGyn Clerkship EBM Assignment

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Date Due

Rotation 1 EBM due on 05/19/17
Rotation 2 EBM due on 06/30/17
Rotation 3 EBM due on 08/11/17
Rotation 4 EBM due on 09/22/17
Rotation 5 EBM due on 11/03/17
Rotation 6 EBM due on 01/05/18
Rotation 7 EBM due on 02/16/18
Rotation 8 EBM due on 03/30/18

Sources of Systematic Reviews


Grading criteria:

Article is a systematic review or meta-analysis - 1pt.

Section A - 2 pts.

Section B - 1pt.

Section C - 1pt.


Critical Appraisal of a Systematic Review or Meta-Analysis

For this assignment, you will:

  1. select one of the topics below
  2. locate a system review or systematic review with meta-analysis
  3. read Murad et al. How to read a systematic review and meta-analysis and apply the results to patient care.
  4. appraise the quality of the article using the worksheet provided

The suggested readings at the bottom of the page will better equip you to use the worksheet and complete the assignment.


Treatment of preterm labor (e.g. tocolytics, steroids, IV Mg)

Cesarean section techniques (e.g. staples versus subcuticular for skin closure, single versus double layer uterine closure, closure versus non-closure of the peritoneum, +/- second layer on uterus)

Differences between Narrative Reviews and Systematic Reviews



Ann Intern Med. 1997;126(5):376-380. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-126-5-199703010-00006