Today’s Cutting Edge In Research Education Increases Tomorrow’s Employability

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Hardip Kaur Dhillon
Beatrice Low Wei Jin


Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is now considered a fundamental basis for clinical practices globally. There is an enormous necessity of going beyond merely reading research articles to actually applying research studies to solve patient management problems on a day to day basis. In order to have a cutting edge in a very competitive, international trade of education, Monash University Malaysia encourages Year 1 and 2 undergraduates to engage in various research projects, available within the School of Medicine during their semester breaks. This paper demonstrates a student’s use of experiential learning, reflective journaling and blended Learning while engaging in a research project. The basic research skills acquired early in the undergraduate MBBS curriculum is expected to achieve advance level research skills as the medical student completes the fifth year of the course. Hence, today’s cutting edge of developing research skills early increases the chances of tomorrow’s employability and employment in evidence based health care settings.


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Dhillon, H. K., & Jin, B. L. W. (2015). Today’s Cutting Edge In Research Education Increases Tomorrow’s Employability. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 3(2), 25-34.
Author Biographies

Hardip Kaur Dhillon, Monash University, Malaysia,

Senior Lecturer, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 

Beatrice Low Wei Jin, Monash University, Malaysia

MBBS Year 2 undergraduate, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences


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