FAST Evidence Workshop

Event Details

About the Event

FAST Evidence begins with a half‐day, interactive course that teaches physicians how to conduct effective internet searches in order to find credible and evidence‐based medical information from a variety of databases and online sources. Designed for a small group of up to 12 learners, the course is facilitated by two College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC Librarians who provide learners with hands‐on support in a computer lab setting. To support ongoing learning and application, this program also involves post-program activities, including reflection and coaching sessions following the live workshop.

Skills Gained:
After attending this program, you will be able to:

  • Conduct efficient and refined literature searches;
  • Apply search tools to find reliable health information and evidence-based medical literature (e.g. MEDLINE, point of care tools, ebooks, and multimedia);
  • Obtain the full-text of journal articles through electronic resources or document delivery; and
  • Find valid patient and drug information.


  • Karen MacDonell, PhD, Director, Library Services, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
  • Chris Vriesema-Magnuson, Librarian, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

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