The implementation of evidence-based medicine and the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) teaching approach in the clinical practice education of the gastroenterology department

Journal: Region - Educational Research and Reviews DOI: 10.32629/rerr.v5i6.1547

Xinli FENG, Ying CHANG, Yamei WANG

Affiliated Hospital of Hebei University


Objective: The application effect of the combination of evidence-based medicine and PBL teaching mode in the internship teaching of gastroenterology was investigated, analyzed, and discussed. Method: A study was conducted on 20 medical students who underwent their internship teaching in the Department of Gastroenterology. They were divided into a control group and an experimental group, with 10 students in each group. The control group followed the conventional teaching mode, while the experimental group adopted a combined approach integrating evidence-based medicine and PBL teaching modes. The performance during the internship, comprehensive quality rating, and satisfaction level among both groups of medical student interns were analyzed and compared. Results: The experimental group demonstrated significantly higher levels of internship performance, comprehensive quality scores, and internship satisfaction compared to the control group (P<0.05), indicating a statistically significant difference. Conclusions: The integration of evidence-based medicine and the problem-based learning (PBL) teaching mode exerts a positive impact on the internship teaching of gastroenterology, as it effectively stimulates students' enthusiasm and enhances their mastery of medical knowledge. This pedagogical approach can be readily implemented in instructional practices.


evidence-based medicine; randomized controlled trials; PBL teaching mode; internship teaching in gastroenterology; teaching satisfaction


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