Essential Evidence Plus & POEMs

Recently, the CMA announced changes to our CMA Joule offerings including the retirement of clinical tools and services this year. Access to POEMs and Essential Evidence Plus will no longer be included in CMA membership as of Dec. 1, 2023. We have compiled a list of alternative clinical information providers to assist you.

Essential Evidence Plus is an evidence-based, point-of-care clinical decision support system that includes:

  • Clinical summaries on a wide range of topics
  • Decision support tools
  • History and physical exam calculators
  • Cochrane  systematic reviews abstracts
  • Diagnostic test calculators
  • Derm Expert image viewer

These tools can help enhance your practice, the quality of care you deliver, and  your efficiency in finding and actioning clinical evidence.


Keep up with important clinical information with Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters (POEMs). Sign up to receive daily alerts that provide  timely, potentially practice-changing clinical updates.

This 1 credit-per-hour Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 26 Mainpro+® credits or 0.25 credits per activity (Section 2) for MOC program participants. Completed impact assessments are reported under My CPD Activities and are sent automatically to the CFPC or RCPSC if your College number is on file.

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