Voluntary community service in medical school: A qualitative study on student leaders’ motivations, experiences, and outcomes

Alvona Zi Hui Loh, Julia Shi Yu Tan, Jen-Mai, Jeannette Lee & Choon Huat, Gerald Koh
Background: Participation in community service within underprivileged communities among medical students is associated with numerous positive outcomes, such as promoting empathy, enhancing leadership qualities, and fostering civic and social responsibility. We conducted a qualitative study to understand the experiences, motivations and student-reported outcomes on personal growth, when medical students in a developed Asian country participate in local and overseas community services. Methods: We recruited medical students from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSOM), National...
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