PEER evolved from the curiosity of a small group of family physicians into a team of primary care providers who are engaged in evidence based medicine research as well as teaching in the department. The PEER team consist of Dr. Mike Allan, Dr. Tina Korownyk, Dr. Mike Kolber, Dr. Scott Garrison, Adrienne Lindblad (PharmD) and Sharon Nickel.
EBM education supported by PEER focuses on providing residents with the understanding and skills to formulate clinical questions, determine the best resources to answer questions, access resources, quickly appraise evidence available and put evidence into practice.
As part for the Learning Residents take part in a Family Medicine Evidence Based Workshop and a brief evidence-based assessment of Research (BEARS) activity.
Although the team is very involved in evidence based medicine, each member also brings other interests to the department.