Enderson Miranda, a part-time DPhil student on the Evidence-Based Health Care programme.

The Creation of the Oxford-Brazil EBM Alliance

Fostering excellence in Evidence-Based Medicine research and teaching in Brazil

Oxford University
Jun 11, 2019 · 7 min read

The Oxford-Brazil EBM Alliance

Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world, with a population of about 210 million people. Its 336 medical schools graduate an average of 34,000 medical professionals each year. Of these schools, under 20% include formal Evidence-Based Medicine teaching in their curricula. The lack of formal EBM integration into medical school curricula is not exclusively a national challenge for Brazil. Data from the USA and UK suggest that only 60% of curricula include formal EBM content. Despite the recognition of the importance of EBM education and its influence on medical training around the world, challenges remain in integrating EBM education into the medical curriculum, facilitating communication between practitioners, increasing the capacity for EBM’s use in clinical practice, and ensuring that medical professionals have the knowledge and skills to support evidence-based practice.

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