R2 PICO Reports: 2018-2019

Learning objectives/Milestones:

  • Identify learning needs (clinical questions) as they emerge in patient care activities (PBLI 1)
  • Clinical questions: classify and precisely articulate the questions
  • Demonstrate one can effectively and efficiently search NLM database for original clinical research articles (PBLI 4)
  • With assistance, appraise study design, conduct and statistical analysis in clinical research papers (PBLI 4)
  • Assess medical information resources to answer clinical questions and support decision making (PBLI 4)
  • Determine if clinical evidence can be generalized to an individual patient (PBLI 4)
  • Integrate clinical evidence, clinical context, and patient preference into decision making.
  • Communicate risk and benefits of alternative treatments to patients (applying what was learned from evidence review
  • R2 are responsible for presenting a PICO report during the Ambulatory week didactic sessions focusing on a clinical question that has arose in their outpatient practice.
  • Each intern will present approximately 2 topics throughout the year and choose or be assigned by the ambulatory Chief resident from a list of available topics.
  • These topics will typically be presented on Friday AM didactics
  • Each presentation will be created on power point, and should last 15-20 minutes.
  • Faculty will evaluate the presentation and document feedback in new innovations.

In your presentation you are expected to:

  • The presentation should specifically address a diagnostic or therapeutic question you have encountered in the outpatient setting
  • Adhere to the PICO format
    • Patient/population/problem Intervention Comparison Outcome
  • Identify 1-2 articles in primary literature and use to help answer question
  • Include consideration of patient values
  • End with commitment – what will you recommend for patient?

Helpful tips:

  • Contact faculty or Ambulatory Chief if having trouble coming up with topic/question
  • Less is more – ~ 20 slides or less
  • Do not copy full abstracts, dense tables, etc.
  • Avoid study authors’ conclusions – what are your conclusions?
  • Clinical relevance – it’s about the patient
  • Process as important as content – learning how to learn


Andrew Wickerham 8/1/2018
Mohammad Faizan Zahid 8/15/2018
Robert Vender 8/29/2018
AVAILABLE – Pod D 9/12/2018
Ashia Bibi 9/21/2018
Kristin Deuber 9/28/2018
Anil Rengan 10/5/2018
AVAILABLE – Pod C 11/16/2018
David Lindsay 11/30/2018
Ben Miron 12/7/2018
Aruj Choudry 12/14/2018
Eno Essien 1/4/2019
AVAILABLE – Pod C 3/15/2019
Ali Noory 3/22/2019
Anthony LaCava 3/29/2019
Benjamin Collins 4/12/2019
AVAILABLE – Pod C 4/19/2019
Torey Roesch 4/26/2019
Ankita Chatterjee 5/3/2019
Jordan Senchak 5/10/2019
Amanda Albrecht 5/17/2019
Dianna Gaballa 5/24/2019