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Table 2 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Curriculum initiatives to enhance research skills acquisition by medical students: a scoping review

  Inclusion Criteria Exclusion Criteria
Population • Medical students
• Medical curriculum developers
• Postgraduate and/or non-medical students
Intervention • Curriculum initiatives that describe elements of original or advanced research as per WFME 2015 definition
• Curriculum initiatives that involve data collection by medical students
• Curriculum initiatives that pertain to WFME Basic Standards
• Non-MB curriculum initiatives
• Student Led Initiatives
Outcomes • Academic performance
• Demonstration of objective active research skills acquisition by the medical students
• Feasibility issue discussion
• Inspired students to do further research
• Objective improvement in students research skills
• Output of active research
• Report curriculum developers’ motivations for active research curriculum initiatives
• Report student motivations for doing research
• Self-reported active research skills acquisition by the medical students
• Sufficient description of the active research initiatives
• Insufficient description of the active research initiatives (i.e., not enough description of the research initiative for it to be reproduced by another medical school)
Study type • Studies in the published literature in English / French / Spanish • Studies in other languages apart from English / French / Spanish
• Letters / Opinion papers