Searching the literature is a crucial part of training to be a good researcher, whatever the area of research. The American Thoracic Society’s Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical & Operations Research (MECOR) Program trains Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep physicians to do high quality research in these subject areas as a way to improve health and the delivery of health care in low and middle income countries. QMed provides an important part of the MECOR Program Courses as literature searches are an essential component of research training.

Sonia Buist, Professor Emerita of Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University