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Interview Spotlight: Dr. Gordon Guyatt

Evidence-based Medicine As one of the forefathers of evidence-based medicine, how and why did you get stated in the field? I was a resident in Internal Medicine at McMaster University and I was very fortunate…

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Does the CMPA serve the interests of patients?

INTRODUCTION Medical malpractice consists of taking legal action against a healthcare professional when the professional deviates from the standard of care, creating harm or injury to patients. In Canada, the majority of physicians receive medical…


Multiple Myeloma

INTRODUCTION  Multiple myeloma (MM) is a build-up of tumour plasma cells in the bone marrow.1 Although considered a rare cancer, making up only ~1% of all cancer types, MM is the second most common hematologic…


Biotech Blueprint: 3D Printing In Surgery and Medicine

3D Printing Methods in a Surgical Context Three-dimensional (3D) printing involves the creation of a 3D product through combining and depositing materials (i.e. plastic, metals, and ceramics) in layers.1 Since the first patent was made…


The role of peer mentors in nursing

ABSTRACT: Mentors within an educational setting have traditionally been teachers and counsellors. Students mentors offer an alternative approach. Peer mentors have been shown to be superior to traditional mentors for reducing students’ levels of stress…



“Be the Bridge” Collaboration: Our journey

ABSTRACT:Students in the McMaster School of Nursing, like in other Health Sciences programs, learn about evidence-based practice in a variety of hospital settings. However, best practice must also be provided at a systems level  in…