Title

Impact of a Student-Led Rheumatology Interest Group on Medical Student Interest in Rheumatology.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Journal

Int J Rheumatol

Volume

2019

DOI

10.1155/2019/4892707

Abstract

Objectives: This observational study was designed to evaluate the impact of a student-led Rheumatology Interest Group on medical student interest in rheumatology.

Methods: The mean numbers of student-rheumatology interactions per six months were assessed for elective enrollment, abstract submissions, and manuscripts, in the pre- and postinterest group period.

Results: Enrollment in the rheumatology elective increased from 2.0 ± 0.36 per six months in the preintervention period to 6.2 ± 1.24 per six months in the postintervention period (p=0.0064). Abstract submissions increased from 0.5 ± 0.34 to 5.86 ± 1.49 (p=0.0077), and manuscript submissions from 0.16 ± 0.16 to 1.57 ± 0.37 (p=0.074).

Conclusion: The Rheumatology Interest Group significantly increased medical student engagement in rheumatology.

Comments

This is an open access PubMed Central article.

Peer Reviewed

1

Open Access

1

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