Integrating Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) knowledge and skills into an undergraduate medical school curriculum

JD Eldredge
T Palley
E Cosgrove
C Arndell


Medical students at UNM have learned Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) since the 1990s when they experienced an Evidence-Based Medicine Block during their transition to their clinical years. When the block was discontinued in 2002, the same training became integrated throughout the first three years of medical school. This integrated approach produced moderate success mostly because of strong support from curricular leaders and the persistence of a small cadre of faculty members.