Impact of a Student-Led Rheumatology Interest Group on Medical Student Interest in Rheumatology.
Int J Rheumatol
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.
Silinsky Krupnikova, S., Brady, T., Sheppard, M., LaCombe, N. A., Jones, D., & Shanmugam, V. K. (2019). Impact of a Student-Led Rheumatology Interest Group on Medical Student Interest in Rheumatology.. Int J Rheumatol, 2019 (). http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/4892707