Seedbeds of research and university academic performance: The case of a Colombian Medicine program

Authors

  • Carlos Alberto Torres Madrid, Mónica Rocha Carrascal, Carolina Inés Medina Miranda

Keywords:

Education, Medical, Undergraduate, Academic Performance, Research (DeCS).

Abstract

country from their undergraduate training, allowing the generation of knowledge and forging students with capacities, skills and competencies.

Objective: Compare the academic performance of students linked and not linked to the seedbed of research of a medicine program.

Methods: Descriptive and cross-sectional study. The sample was made up of 727 students. The general averages of the semester of the students linked and not linked to the seedbed of research were compared. The differences in the group of linked according to the training phase and the time of connection to the seedbed of research were established, with the Student's T tests, Mann Whitney U and ANOVA, and the correlations were determined with the Spearman test.

Results: 179 students (24.7%) were linked to the seedbed of research and 547 (75.3%) were not. A statistically significant difference was found between the general averages of the semester in the two groups, being higher in the students linked to the seedbed of research ; In this last group, no statistically significant difference was found between these averages and the training phase; and a significant Spearman correlation coefficient of 0.211 was calculated between the averages and the time of attachment to the seedbed of research.

Conclusions: The students linked to the seedbed of research of the Medicine program of the studied institution presented better academic performance than those who were not linked.

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Published

2022-03-17