NSAMR Request for Medical Student Involvement: A Multicentre Retrospective Study of Native Vertebral Osteomyelitis
The NSAMR audit team is now recruiting medical student to participate in a national multi-centre retrospective study of vertebral osteomyelitis as part of the National Infection Trainee Collaborative for Audit and Research (NITCAR).
The primary aim of this project is to evaluate the service provided to patient receiving treatment for native vertebral osteomyelitis (NVO) in centres throughout the UK in comparison to recommendations from IDSA Guidelines 2015.
Vertebral osteomyelitis causes clinicians difficulty due to problems with diagnosis, obtaining positive specimens and ensuring adequate length of appropriate antimicrobial treatment.
This service evaluation will benefit individual centres by helping them to measure their performance against clear standards to identify possible areas for future improvement.
How to get involved?
We need 5 enthusiastic medical students from every university in the UK to take part as data collectors and 1 student lead for the site. Involvement will require an 10-hour time commitment in total over approximately 6 months. Each student will a certificate from NITCA and be listed as collaborator in any resulting publications. NB: Collaborator status does not provide points on Foundation Programme Applications (UKFPO). Student leads for each university will also receive a certificate from NSAMR. For student lead role, please include any previous leadership and management experience in your application.
To apply: Please click on the google form link and fill in an application. For student lead role,please include any previous leadership and management experience.
Application link: https://goo.gl/forms/AZg3IWQXLs0SdR193
2nd Round Application Deadline: June 30th, Midnight
Please see the NSAMR website for more information about the project and roles or email NSAMR Audit Coordinator, Deevia Kotecha – firstname.lastname@example.org
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