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Table 3 Major themes relating to student engagement

From: Medical student engagement and leadership within a new learning community

Reasons for getting involved
   • Endorsing the need for the program
   • Excitement with the start-up
   • Wanting to give back
   • Commitment to institutional excellence
   • Collaborating with talented peers and faculty.
Benefits
   • Connecting with others
   • Mentoring
   • Learning new skills
   • Recognition
Drawbacks
   • Lack of time
   • Opportunity costs
Ideas for drawing in medical students
   • Creating defined roles
   • Offering a breadth of opportunities
   • Empowering students with responsibilities
   • Making them feel valued.