• Abstract

    Determining a principal investigator's (PI) qualification could be complicated particularly for educational institutions. In the learning environment, it is difficult to provide students PI status. Several studies have examined the viability for student’s investigators. The purpose of this research was to discover how professors and students viewed medical students' eligibility for PIs. The institution create a data-based PI eligibility procedure was one of the secondary goals. Teachers and students at Alafia University's College of Medicine (COM) were polled using an investigation that was developed and verified by the study's authors. A total of 135 medical students, 53 academic members, including four administrators, answered. The responses percentages for instructors and students were more than fifty percent and 12%, respectively. Based on 62% of the instructors, medical students can't be PI eligible despite the control of an instructor. According to 77% of the students, they were unqualified to serve as the PI. The findings of the present investigation confirm the widespread university policy that prohibits medical students from acting as principal investigators.

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Amudha, R., Dhanalakshmi, A., Amalraj, J. C., Devmurari, P., Parida, P. K., & Cancino, E. C. (2024). Investigate the opinions of the teachers and students regarding the suitability of medical students to serve as the principal investigator - A systematic review. Multidisciplinary Reviews, 6, 2023ss012. https://doi.org/10.31893/multirev.2023ss012
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