Survey responses for The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Final Year Medical Students in the United Kingdom: A National Survey

Published: 30 April 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/6nrbvh2v63.1
Contributors:
Ernest Mutengesa,
Byung Choi,
Lavandan Jegatheeswaran,
Michel Alhilani,
Amal Minocha

Description

The database of results of a self-administered survey created on Google Forms and disseminated to final year medical students online, looking at the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on final year medical students’ examinations, electives and assistantship placements; how this impact has differed across UK medical schools; and the impact these changes would have on preparedness and confidence of medical students going into the Foundation Year 1.

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To obtain the data required for this study, a self-administered survey was created on Google Forms and disseminated to final year medical students online. Google Forms, created by Google, allows for the creation of surveys and provides a means to analyse data. To prevent multiple entries, participants were required to sign in using their Google account. UK medical schools were contacted to request participation of their students. Student participation was voluntary and anonymous. The survey was disseminated by posting a link to the survey with an accompanying paragraph on relevant social media groups of the final year medical students.