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Promoting research and audit at medical school: evaluating the educational impact of participation in a student-led national collaborative study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, March 2015
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Title
Promoting research and audit at medical school: evaluating the educational impact of participation in a student-led national collaborative study
Published in
BMC Medical Education, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12909-015-0326-1
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Stephen J Chapman, James C D Glasbey, Chetan Khatri, Michael Kelly, Dmitri Nepogodiev, Aneel Bhangu, J Edward F Fitzgerald

Abstract

Medical students often struggle to engage in extra-curricular research and audit. The Student Audit and Research in Surgery (STARSurg) network is a novel student-led, national research collaborative. Student collaborators contribute data to national, clinical studies while gaining an understanding of audit and research methodology and ethical principles. This study aimed to evaluate the educational impact of participation. Participation in the national, clinical project was supported with training interventions, including an academic training day, an online e-learning module, weekly discussion forums and YouTube® educational videos. A non-mandatory, online questionnaire assessed collaborators' self-reported confidence in performing key academic skills and their perceptions of audit and research prior to and following participation. The group completed its first national clinical study ("STARSurgUK") in 2013; 273 student collaborators participated across 109 hospital centres. Ninety-seven paired pre- and post-study participation responses (35.5%) were received (male = 51.5%; median age = 23). Participation led to increased confidence in key academic domains including: communication with local research governance bodies (p < 0.001), approaching clinical staff to initiate local collaboration (p < 0.001), data collection in a clinical setting (p < 0.001) and presentation of scientific results (p < 0.013). Collaborators also reported an increased appreciation of research, audit and study design (p < 0.001). Engagement with the STARSurg network empowered students to participate in a national clinical study, which increased their confidence and appreciation of academic principles and skills. Encouraging active participation in collaborative, student-led, national studies offers a novel approach for delivering essential academic training.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 115 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 27 23%
Student > Master 16 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 9%
Other 8 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 7%
Other 29 25%
Unknown 17 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 42%
Social Sciences 10 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 5%
Psychology 5 4%
Computer Science 4 3%
Other 18 16%
Unknown 24 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 April 2021.
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