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Table 5 Attitudes to research and audit before and after STARSurg engagement

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

Please indicate your agreement with the following statements (1 = Strongly Disagree; 5 = Strongly Agree*): Pre-study (mean ± SD) Post-study (mean ± SD) p=
Participation in clinical audit IS straightforward 3.40 ± 0.78 3.72 ± 0.65 0.004
Participation in audit IS important and relevant as a medical student 4.29 ± 0.67 4.44 ± 0.58 0.116
I AM aware of the structure of academic training pathways in the UK 3.65 ± 1.01 3.86 ± 0.80 0.157
I am NOT interested in pursuing a career in clinical academia* 2.98 ± 1.13 3.30 ± 1.12 0.113
I would NOT be interested in participating in a trainee -led research collaborative project in the future* 4.41 ± 0.75 4.35 ± 0.84 0.425
  1. *Reverse framed question (1 = Strongly Agree; 5 = Strongly Disagree).
  2. Wilcoxon signed rank test for non-parametric data. p < 0.05 statistically significant.
  3. SD = standard deviation.