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Table 2 Faculty areas of research expertise and prior research supervision experience

From: Research supervisors’ views of barriers and enablers for research projects undertaken by medical students; a mixed methods evaluation of a post-graduate medical degree research project program

Specialty Areaa n %
Clinical Research 86 66
Public Health and Epidemiology 43 32
Biomedical Science 38 29
Medical Education 22 16
Bioinformatics and Information Technology 11 9
Medical Policy, Law or Ethics 11 9
Supervisor experience Supervision experience type Project duration n %
Novice None - 13 10
Moderately experienceda Summer research projects 6–10 weeks 5 4
Honours projects 6 months 12 9
Post-graduate completions 2–4 years 22 17
Moderately Experienced Total   45 34
Highly experienced All the above supervision types - 75 56
  1. aMultiple responses allowed