CaseCAT is a student-driven opportunity for dental students to engage in evidence-based practice, with the CAT in CaseCAT standing for Critically Appraised Topic. The CaseCAT begins with a case that a student has seen during his/her clinical experience that exemplifies some aspect of dentistry that lends itself to an evidence-based approach for diagnosis, treatment, analysis or outcomes. Students present their CaseCATs to the College community on Clinic and Research Day. CaseCATs were introduced to the College by alumni, Kaitrin (Baloue) Kramer, in collaboration with College administration. The program is continued under the management of the Student Research Group.
How to create a CaseCAT
Resources for creating a CaseCAT are below including previous SRG President, Mat Wietecha’s lunch & learn presentation. Also, don’t hesitate to ask students who have participated in the past or any of the contacts listed at the bottom of this page.
Lunch & Learn Presentation: an overview of the CaseCAT process, objectives, finding cases, developing a CAT, who to contact for help
Evaluation Sheet: these are the criteria that will be used by the faculty judges to score your CaseCAT
CaseCAT creation worksheet: step-by-step instructions to help you in developing a successful CaseCAT
Literature worksheet: use this to critically evaluate the literature as they pertain to your case.
2012: Shivam Patel
2011: Andrea Venizelos