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Table 4 Aims for non-intercalated papers

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

Aims Frequency (Total = 94)
n (%)
To describe program experience 36 (38 %)
To assess impact / satisfaction of research initiative on students 21 (22 %)
To describe research output 17 (18 %)
To evaluate student attitudes to research 4 (4 %)
To examine the effect of undergraduate research on career 3 (3 %)
To stimulate student interest / increase recruitment to research 3 (3 %)
To try and increase trainees in a specialty by exposing them to research 2 (2 %)
To describe curricular content / guide curriculum design 2 (2 %)
To try and synthesise published studies on medical student research 1 (1 %)
To look at student motivations for research 1 (1 %)
To investigate research opportunities for medical students 1 (1 %)
To describe research options available 1 (1 %)
To discuss reasons for failure of research theses 1 (1 %)
To develop research capacity for all students 1 (1 %)