Evidence-Based Medicine (Part 1) Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine

Batı A. H.

in: Clinical Training in Undergraduate Medical Education , Sabri Kemahlı, Editor, NOVA Science Publishers Inc. , New York, pp.271-284, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: NOVA Science Publishers Inc.
  • City: New York
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-284
  • Editors: Sabri Kemahlı, Editor


Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is a clinical practice model and learning process. The aim of the EBM is to improve people's health with decisions that will maximize life expectancy and quality. EBM creates a strategic approach to improve the quality of healthcare.

Although EBM is considered as an important competence for healthcare professionals, the teaching and learning process is often applied arbitrarily. There are different teaching and learning strategies. Different methods of teaching EBM can be divided into three groups; role modeling for evidence-based practice, placing evidence in clinical medical education, and practicing EBM skills.

It is more common to model evidence-based practices with inpatients. In outpatient units, role modeling and placement of evidence in other subjects are widely used in teaching, as in inpatient units. The trainer is a guide in outpatient units and then she/he follows the learner and discusses the integration of evidence into clinical decisions and behavior in patient follow-up. EBM trainings should be organized as discussions that take into account learning objectives through EBM practices in the clinic.