Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery (EBRS)


Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery is joint program of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

EBRS is an internet based journal designed to teach critical appraisal skills to both residents and practicing general and colorectal surgeons. EBRS consists of 12 monthly packages per academic year, 8 general surgery and 4 colorectal packages, which begin in October and run through May of the following year. Each package includes a clinical article relevant to the practice of general/colorectal surgery, plus a methodological article that can used to assist in the evaluation of the clinical article. In addition, methodological and clinical reviews are provided by experts in the field. The selected articles cover a spectrum of important clinical and methodological topics.

The aim of the program is for participants to evaluate the clinical article, as well as further their knowledge about the topic and to learn critical appraisal skills that can be used to evaluate other articles in the future.

The EBRS website can be accessed at www.cags-accg.ca

For further information about EBRS, please contact Marg McKenzie

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