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Evaluating Medical Studies and Research: Dr. James McCormack from the Best Science Medicine Podcast | Part 2

March 18, 2019

Today's episode is part 2 of our interview with Dr. James McCormack host of the Best Science Medicine Podcast which provides educational (and fun) weekly content on evidence based research. Well worth the listen. You can find Dr. McCormack's article "How to Critically Appraise an RCT in 10 Minutes" by going to this link or searching google for the title. Also mentioned on the show, are the Bohemian Polypharmacy Video and the Calling Bullshit course, and Dr. McCormack's YouTube channel

AMSA 2019 In Review

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Recommended Resources by James McCormack


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