"Absorptive Evidence Based Visual Learning"

Cutting Edge Cardiology At A Glance

The Fundamentals

What is a visual abstarct ?

  • Pertinents of a research article represented in visual format
  • Highlights some or all of the study outcomes
  • A quick, effective learning methodology to grasp the essence of practice changing research papers


Objectives of a visual abstarct

  • To make research more accessible
  • To provide the reader with a quick grasp of the essence of the article
  • To help the reader make an informed assessment about reading the article
  • Targeted towards  medical students, interns, residents, busy clinicians and healthcare providers at all levels
  • To make research more accessible
  • To consequentially improve patient care by advancing dissemination of knowledge

What a visual abstract is not !

  • Not a substitute for reading the paper

Inception

 

Residency life is rushed. Between on-call days, studying for the boards, applying for fellowships and catching up with laundry, the daily well-intentioned practice of reading journals is often forgone. In addition, the statistics laden language can be cumbersome. 


In our attempt to find a middle ground between optimizing time and yet staying up-to-date with the latest evidence based literature so as to give our patients the very best medicine has to offer, we stumbled across Dr. Ibrahim’s innovative concept of visual abstracts. Given that most of us are not academicians, what appealed to us most was that it simplified complex statistical jargon into snap-shots of just enough information. 


Since its inception, visual abstracts have fast gained favor amongst healthcare providers at every stage in their career. In addition, major journals like the Annals of Surgery have incorporated visual abstracts into their published works and it is not uncommon to see specialities like Nephrology include visual abstracts as part of their Twitter journal club discussions. 


Cardiology is a vast and fascinating subject. Breakthroughs happen continually. These breakthroughs can have life altering implications for our patients. We noticed a discordance between what was being published and what was being done at the bedside and want to change this.

This is why we want to bring the concept of visual abstracts to the field of Cardiology. 


Anatomy of a Visual Abstarct

Breaking it down

A: Title summarizing the Paper

B: Objective of the Study

C: The study population

D: Author of the paper, Journal & Date of Publication

E: Intervention/ Variable under study

F: Study outcome with visual representation

Who We Are

Yuvraj Singh Chowdhury, MD

  • Resident physician in Internal Medicine in New Brunswick, NJ. Recipient of the Azad scholarship for academic excellence in Biomedical Sciences by the President of India. Recognized for HIV awareness dissemination in the Indian rural population. Subintern at Massachusetts General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. Member of the ACP-NJ Governors council. His current areas of interest include Interventional Cardiology and Heart Failure 


Mrin Shetty, MD

  • Resident physician in Internal Medicine in New Brunswick, NJ. Having graduated top of her class in medical school, she went on to do externships at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. These experiences lead her to the field of Cardiology. Her areas of interest are cardiometabolic health and improving outcomes in heart failure.

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