Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME)
Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship (STARS)
STARS is a grassroots, student-led campaign to advance resource stewardship in medical education. STARS annually engages two students to lead local efforts along with a faculty lead. Each year these students participate in a National Leadership Summit with learning objectives related to leadership, resource stewardship and communications skills.
The University of Manitoba and Choosing Wisely Manitoba have been supporting STARS students since 2015. These students lead local efforts to embed concepts related to Choosing Wisely and resource stewardship into medical education. STARS in Manitoba facilitate a Resource Stewardship Interest Group for undergraduate medical students. If you’re interested in becoming part of this group contact your current STARS representatives below. If you’re interested in getting involved in a resource stewardship research project, check back soon for a list of new projects.
2022 STARS Students
Evaluating the Incorporation of Resource Stewardship into University of Manitoba Pre-clerkship Curriculum
A total of 132 students responded to the pre-survey and 131 students responded to the post-survey (overall response rate 60.0% and 59.5%, respectively). There was a 47.7% increase in awareness of the CWC campaign, 5.9% increase in students feeling comfortable in discussing unnecessary testing with patients, and 18.0% increase in identifying appropriate motivations for ordering tests. This study indicates that enhancement of the resource stewardship training in the pre-clerkship curriculum had a positive effect on students’ attitude and awareness of resource stewardship.