Clinical practice guidelines are the backbone of evidence-based medicine. While there are literally thousands of published guidelines, a few of them are particularly relevant to medical students. SDN Partner Guideline Central is offering free access to the top 20 clinical practice guidelines for all SDN members!
Clinical practice guidelines are essentially the Wikipedia of the medical world and are important to students for a number of reasons:
- Guidelines save you time, by saving you from reviewing thousands of articles
- Guidelines can help you study and perform well on clinical rotations
- Guidelines are important for CME/keeping up your license
- Guidelines help protect you from litigation and may be tied to reimbursement