Teaching evidence based medicine literature searching skills to medical students during the clinical years – a protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Ilic D, Tepper K, Misso M.

Teaching evidence based medicine literature searching skills to medical students during the clinical years – a protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

BMC Med Educ. 2011 Jul 28;11(1):49

This article is a protocol for an RCT which will be conducted in the Monash University, to assess the need, importance and various other aspects of teaching 3rd MBBS students about how to ask a focused question and how to do a literature search for EBM. The comparison will be done between a study group that receives training and a control group that does not. The basis on which the study has been planned, appears to be that if students are taught such skills, as soon as they are in a clinical setting, they will find the practice of EBM much easier when they are doctors. The study aims to measure the impact of this program. The article is very relevant to QMed’s vision, mission and goals, and also to the MCI’s Vision 2015 document where they have mentioned that medical students must learn the art of literature searching and EBM

Appeared in QMedCONNECT Vol 4, Issue 6-7, June-July 2011

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