Ir J Med Sci https://doi.org/10.1007/s11845-017-1705-x BRIEF REPORT Desires versus reality of medical and health science summer student research opportunities 1 2 3 P. Gouda & S. O’Flynn & P. Cantillon Received: 30 June 2017 /Accepted: 20 October 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 . . . Abstract Keywords Medical education Medical student Research Background Medical and health science students are increas- Undergraduate ingly becoming involved in research throughout their under- graduate education. However, the quality of student research outcomes has recently come into question. Methods A cross-sectional online survey of Irish medical and Introduction health science student who received a summer student research grant in 2014 and 2015. Medical students are increasingly being encouraged to pursue Results Of 56 respondents (40.6% response rate), increasing research as undergraduates . Research organisations and competitiveness for future career opportunities was the medical schools have acknowledged the importance of highest rated motivational factor for pursuing research. supporting medical student research by increasing funding Respondents were most often involved in analysing data and by integrating research into the undergraduate medical (n = 51; 91.1%) and collecting data (n = 46; 82.1%). curriculum [2–4]. However, the benefits of these interventions Respondents most often
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