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Student Audit and Research in Surgery
National Collaborative Audit & Research Group
www.STARSurg.org
Supported by:
What is...
www.STARSurg.org
Medical Student Audit & Research
• Why participate in research?
– “Doctors as clinicians.. Doctors as Sci...
www.STARSurg.org
Principles of STARSurg
• Empower student researchers
• Facilitate academic engagement
• Promote research ...
www.STARSurg.org
What to Expect?
• Annual , student-led national project
• Bi-annual research training meetings
― Ethics a...
www.STARSurg.org
Why get involved?
• Transferable skills
• Learn about audit and research
• Evidence of participation in a...
www.STARSurg.org
The STARSurg Model
Steering Committee
Regional Co-ordinators
Collaborators
www.STARSurg.org
www.STARSurg.org
STARSurg 2013
• 253 student collaborators
• 31/33 medical schools represented
• Data delivered from 109 h...
www.STARSurg.org
STARSurg 2013
“Impact of postoperative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on adverse
events after gast...
www.STARSurg.org
PubMed Citable
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25091299
www.STARSurg.org
STARSurg 2014
Medical Schools in both UK & Ireland
For more information visit our website!
New Initiatives
• Online monthly Twitter Journal Club
• Successfully published a number of journal letters
• Foundation in...
www.STARSurg.org
STARSurg Publications
Main Collaborative studies:
STARSurg Collaborative Group. Impact of post-operative ...
www.STARSurg.org
Ongoing Development
SURG Foundation
Registered charity number 1159898
http://globalsurg.org/http://www.st...
www.STARSurg.org
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STARSurg: The first student-led collaborative

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STARSurg is the first student-led collaborative to form. This UK based network of medical students, only a year old has managed to deliver a multi-centre national project, and is inviting medical students from the UK and Ireland to take part!

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STARSurg: The first student-led collaborative

  1. 1. Student Audit and Research in Surgery National Collaborative Audit & Research Group www.STARSurg.org Supported by: What is STARSurg?
  2. 2. www.STARSurg.org Medical Student Audit & Research • Why participate in research? – “Doctors as clinicians.. Doctors as Scientists..” (1) – Professional and personal development • Is student research important? – Yes – Evidence-based medicine – Heparin, Insulin, Sino-Atrial Node – student discoveries! (2) • Is participation easy? – Not currently – Many obstacles exist (3) (1) Tomorrow’s Doctors 2009 (2) Stringer et al 2009 (3) Nikkar-Esfahani et al. 2012
  3. 3. www.STARSurg.org Principles of STARSurg • Empower student researchers • Facilitate academic engagement • Promote research & audit training • Build a culture of collaboration • Promote evidence-based practice • Meritocratic recognition
  4. 4. www.STARSurg.org What to Expect? • Annual , student-led national project • Bi-annual research training meetings ― Ethics and research governance ― Data collection and analysis ― Paper review and critique • Online training modules • Signposting to further opportunities
  5. 5. www.STARSurg.org Why get involved? • Transferable skills • Learn about audit and research • Evidence of participation in audit • PubMed citable authorship • CV enhancement
  6. 6. www.STARSurg.org The STARSurg Model Steering Committee Regional Co-ordinators Collaborators
  7. 7. www.STARSurg.org
  8. 8. www.STARSurg.org STARSurg 2013 • 253 student collaborators • 31/33 medical schools represented • Data delivered from 109 hospitals • Published in British Journal of Surgery
  9. 9. www.STARSurg.org STARSurg 2013 “Impact of postoperative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on adverse events after gastrointestinal surgery” British Journal of Surgery (Impact Factor: 5.21; top-5 world surgical journal)
  10. 10. www.STARSurg.org PubMed Citable http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25091299
  11. 11. www.STARSurg.org STARSurg 2014 Medical Schools in both UK & Ireland For more information visit our website!
  12. 12. New Initiatives • Online monthly Twitter Journal Club • Successfully published a number of journal letters • Foundation in Research & Audit Skills taught course • Full-day or afternoon course run by STARSurg • Buddy Scheme available to those who collaborate • Aim to link students into post-graduate collaboratives www.STARSurg.org
  13. 13. www.STARSurg.org STARSurg Publications Main Collaborative studies: STARSurg Collaborative Group. Impact of post-operative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on adverse events after gastrointestinal surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 2014; 101(11): 1413–1423. PMID: 25091299. Our Educational Evidence Base: Chapman SJ, Glasbey JCD, Khatri C, Kelly M, Nepogodiev D, Bhangu A, Fitzgerald JE. Promoting Research and Audit at Medical School: Evaluating the Educational Impact of Participation in a Student-Led National Cohort Study. BMC Medical Education 2015, 15:47. PMID: 25879617.
  14. 14. www.STARSurg.org Ongoing Development SURG Foundation Registered charity number 1159898 http://globalsurg.org/http://www.starsurg.org/
  15. 15. www.STARSurg.org Join our mailing lists! Supported by the Academy of Medical Science:

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