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Does undergraduate student research constitute scholarship? Drawing on the experiences of one medical faculty
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2008)
  • Michelle McLean
  • F Christopher Howarth
Abstract
While undergraduate research has been part of the learning culture in some disciplines for many years, it is only more recently that it is being included into mainstream medical curricula. Undergraduate medical students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, have several opportunities to undertake research during their studies, both locally and abroad. Following a documentary analysis of curricular and extra-curricular research over the past five years, supervised undergraduate student research activities and outcomes were compared with published criteria for scholarship and were judged to meet the standards. Suggestions for improved productivity relating to student research have been made.
Keywords
  • medical student,
  • productivity,
  • scholarship,
  • undergraduate student
Disciplines
Publication Date
February, 2008
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Published version

McLean, M. & Howarth, F. C. (2008). Does undergraduate student research constitute scholarship? Drawing on the experiences of one medical faculty. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 8(1), 72 – 87

© Copyright The Trustees of Indiana University, 2008

Citation Information
Michelle McLean and F Christopher Howarth. "Does undergraduate student research constitute scholarship? Drawing on the experiences of one medical faculty" Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Vol. 8 Iss. 1 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michelle_mclean/15/