Psychiatry 2022

Medical Student Wellbeing Curriculum Evaluation

Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Lisa Merlo
Email: lmerlo@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 294-4932
Project Category: CQI
International Component or Travel: No

Research Project Description:

In order to facilitate the development of competent, compassionate physicians who find balance and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives, the UFCOM has integrated a provider-patient wellness curriculum within the longitudinal Collaborative Learning Group experience. For this MSRP project, the student research assistant will work on IRB-approved educational research related to this program. Specifically, the student will help with evaluating and revising existing educational modules, as well as developing additional modules for implementation and evaluation. Data will be used to prepare submissions for publication in a medical education journal such as MedEdPORTAL. It is expected that the student will have opportunities for authorship.

Assessment of Medical Student Wellbeing in Florida

Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Lisa Merlo
Email: lmerlo@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 294-4932
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No

Research Project Description:

In order to better understand factors currently affecting medical student wellbeing in the State of Florida, this project will survey students across all 10 medical schools. Items will assess mental and emotional wellbeing, burnout, stress, exposure to harassment/discrimination/bullying, coping strategies, substance use, institutional supports, etc. The MSRP student will assist with analysis of the survey results, and will contribute to preparation of abstracts for conference presentation. It is expected that the student will have the opportunity for authorship on a peer-reviewed scientific publication.