The Role and Scope of Research in Undergraduate Medical Curriculum LI01-LI02
Dr. Sapna S Patil,
No.1 Jalan Taylor’s, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
A continual enhancement of research capacity remains the cornerstone of modern medicine. Medical students need to understand, learn and apply the principles of research to practice of medicine. The best time to instill these principles in students is during the undergraduate medical course. This initiative can help to generate interest in medical students to develop cutting edge innovations for the benefit of all. Strategic planning and step-wise implementation of research module is possible without much alteration in conventional medical curriculum. The goal of the module is to give research insight to undergraduate medical students through meaningful ethical research. The research module may also help in inculcating other attributes like self-discipline, problem solving, critical thinking and life-long learning in medical students.