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Table 3 Assessment tasks and whether they facilitated MD Project progress

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

Assessment Tasks All supervisorsa
% Agree (n)
Novice supervisorsb
% Agree (n)
Milestone Assessment Tasks
 Helped project progress 75 (96) 85 (11)
 Necessary to maintain project momentum 56 (72) 69 (9)
 Held students accountable to the standard required 49 (62) 62 (8)
 Assured the supervisor of adequate student progress 37 (48) 39 (5)
Oral presentations
 Important for student progress 86 (107) 100 (12)
 Helped students learn to accept and respond to feedback 84 (104) 100 (12)
 Important for learning scientific presentation skills 90 (111) 92 (11)
Final Scientific Report
 Writing a scientific report was a valuable skill 93 (116) 92 (11)
  1. aNot all participants answered all questions
  2. bNovice supervisors had no research supervision experience prior to the MD Project