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Revista Médica del Uruguay

On-line version ISSN 1688-0390

Abstract

DANZA, Álvaro et al. Medicina basada en evidencia en la formación de pregrado: experiencia de enseñanza en un laboratorio de habilidades clínicas. Rev. Méd. Urug. [online]. 2013, vol.29, n.1, pp.33-39. ISSN 1688-0390.

Summary Introduction: the School of Medicine is undergoing a reform process of its studies plan. Within this context, pilot experiences were devised geared to improving the training of students and incorporating educational innovations. Among these experiences we find the creation of a clinical skills laboratory which includes the teaching of evidence based medicine. Objective: to describe the weaknesses and strengths of the evidence based medicine course. Method: a total of 230 students of the clinical courses were included in this pilot experience. Out of these, an 80 student cohort group was formed to be evaluated on knowledge and the use of biomedical data, the applicability of contents and the level of satisfaction of the course. Likewise, the opinion of the tutors participating in the course was evaluated. Results: before the course most students in the survey did not know the main biomedical information databases. In terms of applicability, it was evaluated as good or very good by 37 students (46.8%), satisfactory by 26 (33%) and not applicable by 16 (20.2%). Meeting the expectations was seen as good or very good by 28 students (35.4%), satisfactory by 39 (49.3%) and non-satisfactory by 11 (15.3%). All tutors regarded the experience as good or very good. Conclusions: the experience was highly satisfactory, what suggests the inclusion of evidence based medicine in the graduate courses may be positive for students.

Keywords : EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE; EDUCATION MEDICAL UNDER GRADUATE; CLINICAL COMPETENCE.

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