Critical appraisal training in San Francisco

 Wednesday 27 June 2012    Bespoke course | Conference | United States


Critical appraisal training in San Francisco

We are in San Francisco this week running a training session at a conference. The conference delegates already have access to the Critical Appraisal Online Course so this bespoke event is entirely focused on rapidly appraising a collection of clinical papers. Giving delegates prior access to the core training materials is a popular option with bespoke events because conference time is a precious commodity. Delegates can study the online course at their leisure to learn the core knowledge and then use our tutor's expertise at the conference to improve their understanding. As the delegates know the basic facts, we can cover more advanced material in the training session. It's a win-win situation for everyone. And yes, the weather is better than back in the UK!

Critical Appraisal Workshop returns to Sydney

 Wednesday 06 June 2012    Australia | Workshop


Critical Appraisal Workshop returns to Sydney

We're pleased to announce the return of the Critical Appraisal Workshop to Sydney, Australia. The workshop takes place on 27-28 October 2012. The venue is the fabulous InterContinental Sydney. The hotel is positioned on the edge of the world’s most stunning harbour, just moments walk from the famous Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Harbour Bridge, The Rocks and the ferries from Circular Quay. The number of delegates is limited due to the workshop nature of the event so early booking is advised. Until the end of August 2012 we're offering an 'early bird' booking discount. Instead of the usual price of £375, the price is reduced to £325 (about AUD495). Book your place today and save!

Critical appraisal for FCEM

 Tuesday 05 June 2012    Emergency medicine / ICU


Critical appraisal for FCEM

The Fellowship Examination of the College of Emergency Medicine (FCEM) includes an assessment of critical appraisal knowledge and skills. In the academic section of the FCEM, the written paper consists of a series of questions exploring the candidate’s ability to critique and appraise a paper.

In the last year we've noticed a large number of FCEM candidates using our critical appraisal training resources to help them pass the exam. We have options for every budget and learning style. The Doctors' Guide to Critical Appraisal book is popular option. The book is considered by many to be mandatory reading for the FCEM. It is a comprehensive account of critical appraisal, with a unique approach to the subject, starting from first principles. The Critical Appraisal Online Course is a comprehensive multimedia resource. Presentations with audio narration, exercises and printable handouts are streamed directly to your computer. The Critical Appraisal Masterclass is an intensive course which covers the entire curriculum in one day. The Critical Appraisal Workshop lasts two days and is ideal for the FCEM as delegates practice appraising a range of clinical papers under supervision. The handy tips we give you make the FCEM simple to pass! Best of all, the Masterclass and Workshop include a copy of The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal, access to the Online Course and use interactive digital handsets to test your understanding (without embarrassing you!), making the events unbeatable value for money.

"The course was fantastic - one of the best, if not the best, in 16 years of medicine and medical school. I have told lots of colleagues who also have do a critical appraisal exam." - Rob Galloway, Emergency Medicine

"I have just found out I passed the FCEM critical appraisal exam having done both your online course and a weekend course in London. I am hugely grateful to the Superego Cafe Team for making critical appraisal interesting and do-able, with different formats for different types of learning. A big thank you!" - Helen Willis, Emergency Medicine

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and felt that I had finally been taught it by someone who actually understood critical appraisal. I usually leave tutorials on critical appraisal more confused than I started. I have already recommended your course to friends and colleagues both in the UK and Ireland." - Niamh Collins, Emergency Medicine

"Many thanks for writing such an excellent book and for running an excellent online course. Both the book and the course makes it easy to understand statistics. I know at least six SpRs who read your book and passed the critical appraisal FCEM exam (which is one of the parts of exit exam in Emergency Medicine). This exam is quite tough and your book and the course help in understanding of the terms which makes it easy to write the applied answers." - Rajnish Mittal, Emergency Medicine