Research Experience of Medical Students Collaborating in an International Peer Research Mentorship Program
Keywords:International Educational Exchange, Medical students, Collaboration, Networking, Research
Research and research teachings worldwide have undergone significant changes with advancements in the past decade. From students actively seeking research opportunities to participating in research workshops, it has given rise to a new era of mentor-mentee programs. The peer research mentorship program (PRMP) conducted by International Society for Chronic Illnesses (ISCI) facilitates a global collaboration that not only improves the quality of research but also encourages interpersonal relationships and incorporates expertise from different fields. In this article, medical students and early graduates share their experience of participating in a cross-country peer-to-peer mentorship and comment on their learnings and observations. This is an experience report of mentors and mentees in the ISCI sponsored PRMP. Mentees learned a lot about metabolic syndrome, alternative medicine, and narrative reviews and the mentor became more confident in her scientific writing skills, leadership qualities while also gaining in-depth knowledge about the integrative management of Metabolic Syndrome.
Ghosh K, Ghosh K. Medical Research in Medical College in India: Current Scenario and Ways to Improve it. J Assoc Physicians India. 2019;67.
Kumar J, Memon A, Kumar A, Kumari R, Kumar A, Fareed S. Barriers Experienced by Medical Students in Conducting Research at Undergraduate Level. Cureus. 2019;11(4): e4452. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.4452
Campos LN, Rocha SWS. Student Mobility and Research Capacity: A Global Health Experience. Int J Med Students 2021;9(3):237-9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2021.992
Maher B, Noorden RV. How the COVID pandemic is changing global science collaborations. Nature. 2021;594(7863):316-9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-01570-2
Mormina M. Science, Technology and Innovation as Social Goods for Development: Rethinking Research Capacity Building from Sen’s Capabilities Approach. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019;25:671–692 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-018-0037-1
Interdisciplinary Centre for Security U, (MPIMF) M, (OMRF) O, (OMRF) O. Research collaborations bring big rewards: the world needs more. Nature. 2021;594(7863):301-2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-01581-z
[International Society for Chronic Illnesses]. [Peer Research Mentorship Program]. Available from: https://www.isci.info/prmp. Last updated [March 11,2022]; cited [ March 25,2022].
Devi V, Ramnarayan K, Abraham RR, Pallath V, Kamath A, Kodidela S. Short-term outcomes of a program developed to inculcate research essentials in undergraduate medical students. J Postgrad Med. 2015;61(3):163-8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4103/0022-3859.159315
Ssemata AS, Gladding S, John CC, Kiguli S. Developing mentorship in a resource-limited context: a qualitative research study of the experiences and perceptions of the makerere university student and faculty mentorship programme. BMC Med Educ. 2017;17(1):123. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-017-0962-8
Atlas AM, Seltzer ES, Watters A, Riley B, Chan T. A Global Perspective of Mentorship in Medical Schools: Systematic Review from 2014 to 2019. Med Sci Educ. 2021;31(2):969-977. doi: 10.1007/s40670-021-01252-8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-021-01252-8
Altonji SJ, Baños JH, Harada CN. Perceived benefits of a peer mentoring program for first-year medical students. Teach Learn Med. 2019:1–8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2019.1574579
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2022 Purva C. Shah, Kajal Patel, Akshata K. Suvarna, Aysha Zulficar, Tejaswin Ashok, Amna Siddiqui
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- The Author retains copyright in the Work, where the term “Work” shall include all digital objects that may result in subsequent electronic publication or distribution.
- Upon acceptance of the Work, the author shall grant to the Publisher the right of first publication of the Work.
- The Author shall grant to the Publisher and its agents the nonexclusive perpetual right and license to publish, archive, and make accessible the Work in whole or in part in all forms of media now or hereafter known under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License or its equivalent, which, for the avoidance of doubt, allows others to copy, distribute, and transmit the Work under the following conditions:
- Attribution—other users must attribute the Work in the manner specified by the author as indicated on the journal Web site; with the understanding that the above condition can be waived with permission from the Author and that where the Work or any of its elements is in the public domain under applicable law, that status is in no way affected by the license.
- The Author is able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the nonexclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the Work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), as long as there is provided in the document an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post online a prepublication manuscript (but not the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version of the Work) in institutional repositories or on their Websites prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. Any such posting made before acceptance and publication of the Work shall be updated upon publication to include a reference to the Publisher-assigned DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and a link to the online abstract for the final published Work in the Journal.
- Upon Publisher’s request, the Author agrees to furnish promptly to Publisher, at the Author’s own expense, written evidence of the permissions, licenses, and consents for use of third-party material included within the Work, except as determined by Publisher to be covered by the principles of Fair Use.
- The Author represents and warrants that:
- the Work is the Author’s original work;
- the Author has not transferred, and will not transfer, exclusive rights in the Work to any third party;
- the Work is not pending review or under consideration by another publisher;
- the Work has not previously been published;
- the Work contains no misrepresentation or infringement of the Work or property of other authors or third parties; and
- the Work contains no libel, invasion of privacy, or other unlawful matter.
- The Author agrees to indemnify and hold Publisher harmless from the Author’s breach of the representations and warranties contained in Paragraph 6 above, as well as any claim or proceeding relating to Publisher’s use and publication of any content contained in the Work, including third-party content.
Enforcement of copyright
The IJMS takes the protection of copyright very seriously.
If the IJMS discovers that you have used its copyright materials in contravention of the license above, the IJMS may bring legal proceedings against you seeking reparation and an injunction to stop you using those materials. You could also be ordered to pay legal costs.
If you become aware of any use of the IJMS' copyright materials that contravenes or may contravene the license above, please report this by email to email@example.com
If you become aware of any material on the website that you believe infringes your or any other person's copyright, please report this by email to firstname.lastname@example.org