In the age of evidence-based learning, research plays a vital role in our medical education. To allow improvement of medical care, healthcare workers need to have unrestricted access to a broad-based repository of research irrespective of language, financial, and geographical barriers.
Consequently, LeMSIC Lebanon decided to conduct this project that aims to first evaluate students’ involvement in research and evaluate research education material in medical schools in Lebanon, to promote research education and open science among medical students by hosting a series of webinars, activities, awareness campaigns, and workshops, to empower LeMSIC members by providing Access to Research and Research Education ARRE sessions, and finally, to advocate for the increase of students’ involvement in research in Lebanese medical schools and to increase their research opportunities.
After a comprehensive evaluation and impact assessment process, some of the outcomes achieved so far: We hosted a National Research Camp where we had 200 selected participants from all the regions, and 20 training sessions. We organized 3 activities related to research and open science and had an ARRE social media campaign through the month of February. We launched SWGs on tutor recruitment and provided around 30 LeMSIC members with research
projects and we currently signing a ToR with the DRM Unit, in order to help them with research and data collection.
This is just the beginning! Our project is far from over; we are tirelessly working on achieving all our objective and seeing the change all our healthcare workers deserve.