Have you recently needed to recite the dates of King Tut’s rule? Nope. Not necessary. Finding information at the point of care? Knowing how healthcare systems work? Necessary. We learn so many things that we never need. Evidence based medicine (EBM) is so important and our time with students so limited, that we must teach the most clinically relevant EBM topics. Take (or leave, really) the pyramid of evidence for example.
Author: Charlie Norell
A council in England was recently reprimanded for running an advertising campaign against begging. In a series of posters displayed throughout Nottingham, the city council claimed that “beggars aren’t what they seem”, that begging “funds the misuse of drugs” and that money given to beggars would go “down the drain” or “up in smoke”.
Last week we held a conference at UCL to mark the end of our first School Volunteering Programme – ‘Your Health, Your Evidence 2017‘ – and what a resounding success it was too! Attended by mixture of A-level school students, teachers, academic staff and university students, this conference was a way of both giving back and gaining feedback from the programme’s participants (see right, “if you plan it, they will come” – Clarke, 2017).
The whole afternoon went like so… (more…)
Have you recently finished your PhD, or are about to finish? Are you interested in carrying out research in the field of ‘medical methodology’?