The Series has been offered on an annual basis since its inception in 2002. A total of 332 students have participated in the Series, with an average of 18 students participating each summer. Although the Series was designed for medical students entering their second year, a number of undergraduate, graduate, and pharmacy students have attended the Series as well. In 2017, the Series welcomed its first high school student, who participated as part of an MCW high school research program.
Pre-/post-quiz results demonstrate that the number of students interested in pursuing injury research after medical school increases after attending Series sessions (increase of 2 [13%] in 2017, 7 [50%] in 2018, and 8 [44%] in 2019).
We hope that by increasing students’ knowledge and understanding of injury prevention and control we are contributing to a physician workforce that understands the importance of a public health approach to injury prevention, that implements public health principles in practice, and that advocates for policies and practices that positively impact injury prevention and control to help make our communities healthier and safer.
For more information about this Series, please contact Sara Kohlbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org.