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It has been a challenge to identify optimal strategies to integrate EBM in the formal medical curriculum in Brazil. The theoretical and practice background in critical appraisal and evidence interpretation can be time consuming and may impose barriers to this integration.
There is a concern about the appropriate time to introduce EBM concepts among medical students. It might be early for this to happen from the beginning of the medical course. In Brazil, where the medical course lasts 6 years and adopts a traditional learning approach, during the first years, students are mainly exposed to basic sciences. There is too little contact to …
Contributors Conception and design: GFAR, COCL, RLP and RR. Data collection: GFAR and RLP. Manuscript draft: GFAR, COCL, RLP. Content revisor: RR. Final approval: all authors.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests All authors are current members of the EBM Academic League, Unifesp.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.