Undergraduate Research Internship Experience

From 8th November to 3rd December 2021, seven medical students actively worked with our research team for their research electives. The table below outlines the topics that each student worked on:

STUDENT NAMEMATRIX IDTOPIC
VAISNAVI A/P SURESH KUMARMIA180127IMPACT OF INSURANCE COVERAGE ON BREAST CANCER OUTCOMES
UNGKU EISYA EREENA BINTI UNGKU MOHD SHAHRINMIA180126IMPACT OF BREAST CANCER ON EMPLOYMENT
WOON SHI SIENMIA180130CANCER CARE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN LMICS
NANDHINEE A/P NADARAJAHMIA180069PERCEIVED FEAR OF COVID 19 AMONG COLORECTAL CANCER SURVIVORS.
NURAIN SYUHADAH IZANIMIA180089QUALITY OF LIFE IN COLORECTAL CANCER: STOMA VS NON-STOMA PATIENTS
NADA UMAIRAH BINTI HAMZAHMIA180068SOCIAL SUPPORT IN COLORECTAL CANCER PATIENTS IN MALAYSIA
ELASHANA A/P RAJENDRANMIA180027IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE TREATMENT/MANAGEMENT OF CANCER IN LMICS

Over the course of their elective, the students gained firsthand experience with fieldwork which was conducted at three major hospitals: University of Malaya Medical Centre, Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Hospital Ampang. Additionally, the students developed essential research skills under the guidance of our researchers.

Research Elective Timetable

This included a session on literature reviews by Teoh Soo Peng, a class on Redcap and data entry by Veni Venusha Sakti, an introduction to SPSS by Yek Ching Kong and a class on manuscript writing and citation by Dr Nur Nadiatul. By the end of their elective, the students had conducted a literature review, scored variables, learnt how to manage data and written a full report on their assigned topic.

To conclude their elective, the students gave a final presentation on 8th December 2021 where they discussed their experiences. The students reported that they found data collection challenging, but they were thrilled to experience research work and found the classes to be beneficial in building their research skills.

Students presenting their findings

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