Recruitment for Medical Student Learning Strategies Study

This study aims to understand the strategies and techniques employed by early years medical students when preparing for assessments under time constraints. Your insights will contribute significantly to the current understanding of learning behaviours in such settings.

The study takes place across two stages, and is currently recruiting participants for stage 1, which comprises of an anonymous survey open to all students in Years 1 and 2. The survey is anonymous, contains about 10 questions, and is expected to take no more than 5 minutes of your time. Participation in this survey is completely optional.

If you haven’t already completed the survey, the link to the stage 1 survey is here [Phase1b link]. The survey has a section where you can register your interest to participate in stage 2. Participants for stage 2 will be selected from those who have registered their interest via the survey. Stage 2 involves a 2-hour observational study including an interview. Participants completing stage 2 will receive £20 as remuneration for their time.

The study will be undertaken by Dr Deepak Barnabas (Senior Learning Designer, Faculty of Medicine) as part of a larger project on the learning approaches of early years MBBS students. The study is not affiliated with any CRI project and does not include students as part of the team. Here’s a short video [Phase1b video] if you’d like to learn more!