This Changed My Practice is a free online educational initiative for health-care professionals by UBC Continuing Professional Development launched in 2010. We deliver quick summaries of impactful clinical studies, clinical pearls, and practice tips (including new billing codes, drug approvals, new tools, guidelines, etc.) every 2 weeks. Make sure to subscribe to our eNewsletter.

How is this different from other great resources like journals, InfoPOEMs, and other evidence-based medicine resources?

Each year, physicians from all disciplines are inundated with ever-increasing volumes of new information. Despite this, only a handful of clinical trials are actually significant enough to change practice or impact guidelines.

Instead of providing summaries of trials as they come out, we ask our authors which clinical trials, data, or practice tips have truly impacted their practice, changed their current treatment of a problem, or made them question something they did before and changed their practice. Think of it as sitting down with a trusted colleague and asking them: “What new information changed your practice recently?”

Articles on This Changed My Practice are designed for rapid consumption, typically taking less than 5–10 minutes to read. We also provide links to references and resources if you want to explore more.

Each article is in the same format:

1. What I did before
2. What changed my practice
3. What I do now

We expect some of the opinions to be controversial and hope this fosters comments and dialogue. Each article includes an opportunity for you, our readers, to submit comments, ask questions, and vote on the impact the information presented will have on your practice. We then close the loop by asking the author(s) to respond to your comments.

See key features of the program: view.

We hope this website offers something a little different but highly impactful for your practice. If something has changed your practice, please consider submitting an article for publication. Read more.

This Changed My Practice is funded internally by UBC CPD and does not accept industry funding. All article submissions and authors’ disclosures are reviewed by a physician editorial board consisting of 5 BC family and specialist physicians. We follow all accreditation and certification standards.


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