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Evidence Based Medicine

The Society of General Internal Medicine has fostered the growth of the Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) movement through workshops at its national and regional meetings and the Evidence-Based Medicine Task Force. The task force collaborates with interest groups and committees and seeks new members annually who are interested in advancing the field of EBM.

What is our mission?

"EBM is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values."1 Our mission is to promote evidence-based medicine in research, teaching and clinical practice.

What is our vision for the future?

Health care leaders, practitioners, students, and patients will use the best available evidence to achieve the highest standards of clinical care. 

Helpful Resources

Bottom Line Evidence Summaries and Current Projects


Publications and Presentations

Evidenced-Based Risk Communication: A Systematic Review

This review was performed by the Society of General Internal Medicine's Evidence-Based Medicine Task Force to inform the development of the Bottom Line evidence summaries available in the Web-only section of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The Bottom Line evidence summaries are single-page tools that distill current, high-effect research findings for health care providers to facilitate patient discussions. Each summary addresses new evidence relevant to general internal medicine that has been covered in the media and may affect patient care. Summaries visually present key information about the potential benefits and harms of a test or treatment along with a clinical “bottom line” recommendation. They are designed to foster clearer and more accurate communication between patients and their doctors while enhancing patient understanding and satisfaction. To learn more about the Bottom Line evidence summaries, click here
To read the full article click here
To view the video click here 

1 Sackett DL, Straus SE, Richardson WS, Rosenberg W, Haynes RB. Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM, 2nd Ed. London: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.


If you have ,questions regarding the work of the EBM Subcommittee, please contact staff liason Erika Baker

Alexandra Halalau, M.D.
Chair, EBM Subcommittee
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak
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Stephanie Wheeler, M.D., M.P.H.

Chair, EBM Subcommittee
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System
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Interested in joining the EBM Subcommittee?
Please visit the SGIM Volunteer Center for available task force volunteer opportunities.