Undergraduate medical education research in malaysia: Time for a change

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Abstract

Objective: Special Study Module (SSM) is a mandatory research module implemented in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The objective of this paper is to provide a brief overview on the student research activities and to find out the outcome measures in terms of publication. Methods: It was a retrospective study done on SSM research projects at UKM. The SSM research is conducted from beginning of year-4 until 1st seven weeks of year-5. In year-4, students are assigned to a faculty supervisor in small groups and spend every Thursday afternoon to plan and carry the research. Whole first seven weeks of year-5, students are placed with their supervisor continuously to collect data, do analysis, write report and present in the scientific conference. Outcomes of 5-years SSM research-projects starting from 2008/2009 to 2012/2013 academic session were analyzed. Results: Total 257 projects were completed and presented in annual scientific meetings from which 57 (22.2%) articles were published in peer reviewed journals. Conclusion: Mandatory undergraduate student research project brings an opportunity to develop students’ capacity building from conception to final report writing and thereby narrowing the gap between education and practice. Medical schools should implement research module to bring changes in research and publication culture of undergraduate medical education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-503
Number of pages5
JournalPakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Undergraduate Medical Education
Malaysia
Biomedical Research
Research
Students
Publications
Capacity Building
Medical Schools
Retrospective Studies
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Education

Keywords

  • Malaysia
  • Medical education
  • Publication
  • Research
  • Undergraduate

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  • Medicine(all)

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