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Table 1 Research related outcomes for graduates, Tomorrow Doctors 2009 (General Medical Council, 2009)

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

Item: Apply scientific method and approaches to medical research:
(a) Critically appraise the results of relevant diagnostic, prognostic and treatment trials and other qualitative and quantitative studies as reported in the medical and scientific literature
(b) Formulate simple relevant research questions in biomedical science, psychosocial science or population science, and design appropriate studies or experiments to address the questions.
(c) Apply findings from the literature to answer questions raised by specific clinical problems.
(d) Understand the ethical and governance issues involved in medical research.