Canadian academic and aspiring medical student researchers are exploring the experiences of applicants to medical schools. By listening to aspiring medical students (those who applied but not accepted) and current medical students the researchers will map diversity trends among the two groups of students and between them. As well, your experiences of medical school admission processes will produce valuable evidence to inform novel strategies for enhancing diversity of medical students and future physician workforces. The team invites you to complete an online survey focused on your experiences and perspectives of the admission process.
To date 958 completed surveys have been received - Thank You! This is the final reminder message inviting participation in their study by completing an online survey focused on your experiences and perspectives of Medical School admission process. This study has been approved by Research Ethics Boards at the Universities of Manitoba (Fort Gary Campus), Alberta, and Ottawa.
Remember completing the 20-25 minutes online survey will result in a $3.00 contribution towards setting up scholarships at each participating university to support aspiring and/or first year medical students. As well, you have the option to enter your name for the three final draws each for $200 gift cards.
If you are willing to complete the questionnaire, please click on the following link: Medical School Admission Survey <https://asper.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5aJajkA5CBS5XYq> . You will be able to view and complete the consent form first, which provides important details about the study. Your participation by April 18, 2023 is greatly valued and appreciated.
Thank you for your consideration. Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Annette Schultz (annette.schultz(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>) or Dr. Anna Chudyk (anna.chudyk(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:email@example.com>) if you have any questions!
Kind Regards, Dr. Annette Schultz
on behalf of our research team:
Co-Principle Investigators: Dr. Sara Goulet and Assem Al Sayed medical student
University of Manitoba Members: Dr. Lukas Neville, Asper School of Business, Dr. Anna Chudyk, College of Nursing, Dr. Linda Diffey, Department of Community Health Sciences
Dr. Kellie Thiessen, College of Nursing and Midwifery Program
University of Alberta: Dr. Laura Stovel, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Medicine Dept, Dr. Sita Gourishankar, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Medicine Dept, Dr. Wayne Clark, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Medicine Dept
University of Ottawa: Dr. Geneviève Lemay, Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate Medical Education, Dr. Ewurabena Simpson, Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate Medical Education
British Columbia Institute of Technology: Jackie Gruber BA, MSc, Director, Respect, Diversity, & Inclusion
Canadian Pre-Medical Students: Momina Ejaz, Gloria Umogbai