Evidence-based medicine teaching in UK medical schools

@article{Meats2009EvidencebasedMT,
  title={Evidence-based medicine teaching in UK medical schools},
  author={Emma Meats and Carl J. Heneghan and Mike A Crilly and Paul P. Glasziou},
  journal={Medical Teacher},
  year={2009},
  volume={31},
  pages={332 - 337}
}
Background: It is recognized that clinicians need training in evidence-based medicine (EBM), however there is considerable variation in the content and methods of the EBM curriculum in UK medical schools. Aims: To determine current practice and variation in EBM undergraduate teaching in UK medical schools and inform the strategy of medical schools and the National Knowledge Service. Methods: We contacted all 32 medical schools in the UK and requested that the person primarily responsible for… 

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