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Foundations of Medical Practice (MEDD 411, MEDD 412)

Information for first year medical students.


Point of care or clinical decision support tools synthesize evidence on a particular clinical topic for use in a clinical setting.  Each resource differs in its editorial policies, coverage and frequency of updates.

Need access to UpToDate? During your clerkships, UpToDate is available to students through the Health Authorities. Contact your local HA librarian for further details.

Point of Care

Instructions for obtaining/activating apps at the bottom of each resource page under "Mobile Access".  


UBC does not subscribe to UpToDate. More on that here if you're interested.

However, the Divisions of Family Practice is offering free access for students and residents through March 31st, 2025.

Evidence Based Medicine

Clinical Practice Guidelines