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Table 1 Entry and exit surveys

From: Summer undergraduate research: A new pipeline for pain clinical practice and research

Entry Survey Exit Survey
Survey  
Participant # Participant #
Sex  
Highest Year Completed in College  
What is your current GPA? Q1: Did you participate in the Duquesne PURE program?
Q2: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate the quantity of academic interactions with your mentors at your home institution? Q2: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate the quantity of academic interactions with your mentors in the PURE program?
Q3: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate the quality of these interactions at your home institution? Q3: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate the quality of these interactions in the PURE program?
Q4: On a scale of 1–5, to what extent did your home institution mentor encourage you to participate and help you find a summer research program? Q4: On a scale of 1–5, to what extent did your PURE mentor help you set these goals?
Q5: On a scale of 1–5, how well do you feel your home institution has prepared you in terms of conceptual and theoretical knowledge? Q5: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate the quality of technical expertise, in terms of conceptual and theoretical knowledge, you gained from the program?
Q6: Indicate your agreement to the following statement: I have been introduced to the scientific method and/or participated in scientific research outside the classroom. Q6: Indicate your agreement to the following statement: I have been introduced to the scientific method and/or participated in scientific research outside of the classroom.
Q7: On a sclae of 1–5, how would you evaluate your ability as a scientific speaker? Q7: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate your ability as a scientific speaker?
Q8: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate your ability as a scientific writer? Q8: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate your ability as a scientific writer?
Q9: On a scale of 1–5, how important do you feel the skills in question 7 and 8 are to your professional development (i.e. do you think you will ever use them)? Q9: On a scale of 1–5, how important do you feel the skills in question 7 and 8 are to your professional development (i.e. do you think you will ever use them)?
Q10: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate your ability to interact with your peers? Q10: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate your ability to interact with your peers?
Q11: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate your ability to perform scientific literature searches? Q11: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate your ability to perform scientific literature searches?
Q12: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate your ability to prepare a scientific abstract? Q12: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate your ability to prepare a scientific abstract?
Q13: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate your ability to prepare a scientific poster? Q13: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate your ability to prepare a scientific poster?
Q14: On a scale of 1–5, how would you rate your time management skills? Q14: On a scale of 1–5, how would you rate your time management skills?
Q15: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate your critical thinking ability? Q15: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate your critical thinking ability?
Q16: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate the effectiveness of the PURE/URP application process? Q16: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate the effectiveness of the PURE/URP speakers/seminars?
Q17: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate the pre-arrival contacts with faculty? Q17: On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you evaluate the PURE off-site clinical experience visit?
Q18: On a scale of 1–5. how would you evaluate the arrival process and accomodations? Q18: On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rate the PURE on-sute interaction with the clinician?
Q19: On a scale of 1–5, how would you evaluate the PURE program webpage? Q19: On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you evaluate the PURE on-site interaction with a chronic pain patient?
Q20: On a scale of 1–5, how well do you think you understand what it is like to live with chronic pain? Q20: On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you evaluate learning about and building a pain “empathy” kit?
Q21: On a scale of 1–5, how likely are you to enter into clinical practice treating pain in the future? Q21: On a scale of 1 to 5, how likely would you be to recommend the PURE program to a peer?
Q22: On a scale of 1–5, how likely are you to enter into basic science research to understand pain or chronic pain? Q22: On a scale of 1 to 5, how well do you think you understand what it is like to live with chronic pain?
Q23: As of today, how comfortable do you feel researching pain and/or chronic pain that you have not encountered previously? Q23: On a scale of 1 to 5, how likely are you to enter into clinical practice treating pain patients in the future?
Q24: AS of today, how comfortable do you feel explaining pain and/or chronic pain to another researcher? Q24: On a scale of 1 to 5, how likely are you to enter into basic science research to understand pain or chronic pain?
Q25: As of today, how comfortable do you feel explaining pain and/or chronic pain to a patient in lay terms? Q25: As of today, how comfortable do you feel researching pain and/or chronic pain that you have not encountered previously?
Q26: How comfortable are you with pain research terminology? Q26: As of today, how comfortable do you feel explaining pain and/or chronic pain to another researcher?
Q27: How necessary is it to use animal models in pain research? Q27: As of today, how comfortable do you feel explaining pain and/or chronic pain to a patient in lay terms?
Q28: Rank the following influences on your selection of the summer research experience at Duquesne University: Location, Academic Excellence, Specific Research Project, Specific Advisor, Curiosity in Pain Research. Q28: How comfortable are you with pain research terminology?
Q29: What is your definition of pain? Q29: How necessary is it to use animal models in pain research?
Q30: What are your career goals entering the PURE program (be honest)? Q30: What is your definition of pain?
Q31: What are your expectations of the summer research program? Q31: Has being involved in the PURE program changed or reinforced your career goals be honest)?
  Q32: Is there anything that could be done to improve the PURE program?
  1. Questions given on the entry and exit surveys completed by all participants