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What is the reward?: Medical students’ learning and personal development during a research project course
Karolinska Institute.
Karolinska Institute.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
2015 (English)In: Medical Education Online, ISSN 1087-2981, E-ISSN 1087-2981, Vol. 20, 1-9 p., 28441Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Until recently, the outcome of medical students’ research projects has mainly been assessed in terms of scientific publications, whereas other results important for students’ development have been less studied. The aim of this study was to investigate medical students’ experiences of learning as an outcome of the research project course.

Method: Written reflections of 50 students were analyzed by manifest inductive content analysis.

Results: Three categories emerged: ‘thinking as a scientist’, ‘working as a scientist’, and ‘personal development’. Students became more aware about the nature of knowledge, how to generate new knowledge, and developed skills in scientific thinking and critical appraisal. Unexpectedly, effects on personal characteristics, such as self-confidence, self-discipline, independence, and time management skills were also acknowledged.

Conclusions: We conclude that individual research projects enhance research-specific skills and competencies needed in evidence-based clinical work and are beneficial for personal and professional development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CoAction Publishing, 2015. Vol. 20, 1-9 p., 28441
Keyword [en]
Learning outcomes, Qualitative research, Medical students, Science and scientific, Learning to research
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Other Health Sciences Nursing
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences, Pedagogics; Health and Caring Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50990DOI: 10.3402/meo.v20.28441ISI: 000360998300001PubMedID: 26344390OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-50990DiVA: diva2:912756
Available from: 2016-03-17 Created: 2016-03-17 Last updated: 2016-05-03Bibliographically approved

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