Taking stock of evidence-based healthcare in the undergraduate medical curriculum at Stellenbosch University

This combines a review of curriculum documents and input from recent graduates

Abstract

Background: The Stellenbosch University Rural Medical Educational Partnership Initiative aims to increase the quality and retention of medical doctors, and regionally relevant research. Strengthening evidence-based healthcare (EBHC) knowledge and skills at an undergraduate level is important within this context.

Objectives: To assess and describe the current undergraduate medical EBHC curriculum in order to identify opportunities to enhance EBHC teaching, and to explore challenges related to EBHC experienced by recently graduated doctors.

This research is funded under the Department for International Development’s Evidence Building and Synthesis Research Programme which is led by

Citation

A Rohwer, B Willems, T Young. Taking stock of evidence-based healthcare in the undergraduate medical curriculum at Stellenbosch University: Combining a review of curriculum documents and input from recent graduates : African Journal of Health Professions Education 2015;7(1 Suppl 1):98-104. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.501.

Taking stock of evidence-based healthcare in the undergraduate medical curriculum at Stellenbosch University: Combining a review of curriculum documents and input from recent graduates

Published 1 May 2015