Welcome to This Changed My Practice, a free online educational initiative for health-care professionals by UBC Continuing Professional Development launched in 2010. This website is a made-in-BC resource that delivers quick summaries of impactful clinical studies, clinical pearls, and practice tips relevant to BC physicians (including new billing codes, drug approvals, new tools, guidelines, etc).

How is this different from other great resources like InfoPOEMs and other evidence-based medicine resources on the net?

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

Instead of providing summaries of trials as they come out, we’ve asked our contributing physicians which clinical trials or practice tips have truly impacted and changed their practice. Whether it’s a trial which changed their current treatment of a problem, or new data that made them question something they did before, we’ve asked our local key opinion leaders to share some of the things that are truly practice-changing. Think of it as sitting down with a trusted colleague and asking them: “what new information changed your practice in the last year?”

Articles on This Changed My Practice are designed for rapid consumption, typically taking less than 2-3 minutes to read, yet we’ll provide links to references if you want to explore more. Each article will be in the format of:

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 actually fosters comments and dialogue. Each article includes the opportunity for you, our readers, to submit comments, ask questions, and vote on the impact the information presented will have on your practice. We’ll then close the loop by asking the author to respond to your comments.

Thanks for visiting and we hope this site offers something a little different, but highly impactful on your practice.

UBC CPD is grateful to the Department of Family Practice at Vancouver General Hospital for their generous support in funding this initiative.

*the opinions presented in the articles are those of the authors and do not reflect the opinion or advice of UBC, UBC Continuing Professional Development nor its employees or editors of the site.