Introduction to EBM for medical students

The start of the 2014 academic year for clinical medical students involves a host of talks about what they can expect. And therefore I thought I’d post my opening talk on Sep 8th which lasted 45 minutes and is available to download.

Screenshot 2014-09-09 19.20.42tricky business trying to hit the right tone to interest students about EBM.

The messages include why we need EBM – the good and the bad. I’ve posted a blog on the golden hour as a great example of good evidence.

The GMC guide for medical students also has some important messages for med students. Namely, every student should ‘be aware that treatment options should be based on clinical need and the effectiveness of treatment options, and that decisions should be arrived at through assessment and discussion with the patient.’

Finally, finishing up with an introduction to foreground and background questions, and an introduction to formulating a PICO

Carl Heneghan

About Carl Heneghan

Carl is Professor of EBM & Director of CEBM at the University of Oxford. He is also a GP and tweets @carlheneghan. He has an active interest in discovering the truth behind health research findings and also blogs on Trust The Evidence at www.carlheneghan.com

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