Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Brief report


1 PhD in Health Services Management, Associate Professor, Health Sciences Research Center AND Department of Health Management, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 PhD in Epidemiology, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Research Center AND Department of Biostatistics, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Medical Student, Department of Clinical Education, Student Research Committee, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

4 PhD Student in Medical and Health Services Management, Department of health services management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 Student Research Committee, Health and Management Department, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


  Background & Objective: Interns are one of the most important groups among medical student and thus must learn to use evidencebased medicine (EBM) The present study was performed with the aim of evaluating the knowledge of medical interns of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS) Iran on evidencebased medicine in 2013   Methods: In this descriptive crosssectional study 70 medical interns were selected using convenience sampling method Data were gathered using a standard questionnaire and analyzed by descriptive statistics and SPSS software   Results: The information source for clinical decision making in 657% of interns were their textbooks among which 629% used textbooks because of their accessibility In addition 957% of interns believed EBM to be useful in improving patient care However only 371% of them knew the meaning of EBM and 957% were not familiar with EBM internet sites   Conclusion: Integrated planning is necessary in order to include EBM courses in medical curriculum and to teach the use of internet and correct forms of searching


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