Experience of medical students mentoring in an acute geriatric unit: Use of evidence-based medicine

  • Clovis Foguem
    Corresponding author: Auban Moët Hospital, 137 rue de l'hôpital, BP: 137, 51200 Epernay, France.
    Auban Moët Hospital, 137 rue de l'hôpital, BP: 137, 51200 Epernay, France

    UMR 6265 CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) – UMR 1324 INRA, University of Burgundy, 9E Boulevard Jeanne d'Arc, 21000 Dijon, France
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  • Patrick Manckoundia
    Department of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Champmaillot Hospital, 21079 Dijon, France

    Inserm/U1093 Cognition, Action, and Sensorimotor Plasticity, University of Burgundy - Franche-Comté, 21078 Dijon, France
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Published:November 26, 2018DOI:


      In a retrospective study, we studied the learning experience of second and third year undergraduate medical students in the acute geriatric unit of a University Hospital.
      Students who did not receive Evidence based medicine (EBM) classes had lower grades than those who did in the final theoretical and practical evaluations (p < .01).
      Our experience suggested that the implementation of EBM in the curriculum through small, structured semiology courses tailored to the specificities of the elderly improved Evidence based practices for undergraduate medical students. EBM should improve instruction and mentoring during undergraduate students' clinical rotation.


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