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Lactation Education in the Third Year of Medical School

Sarah Elliott, MSIV

Dear Third Year Students,
My name is Sarah Elliott and I am a fourth year medical student at the University Of Connecticut School of Medicine. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my selective project! It is called “Lactation Education in the Third Year of Medical School.” The project is part of my requirement for graduation but is also part of an effort to bring lactation education into the third year curriculum. It was developed in conjunction with Dr. Christopher Morosky.

The purpose of the study connected to this project is to determine whether or not a student’s comfort with and knowledge concerning lactation can be increased through a web-based module. The module covers basic lactation practices and basic problems associated with breastfeeding.

I’ve invited third year medical students on their clerkships for OB/GYN, pediatrics and family medicine to participate because I believe the information is most relevant during these rotations. It will also be open to any third year who believes it may be helpful for Step 2 boards prep. Your participation is completely voluntary.

In order to participate in the study, please complete the short, eight-question pre-test before viewing the module and then take the post-survey. Please click “submit” when you are done. While a complete data set is most helpful to me, you are free to not answer any question you do not feel comfortable answering and may stop participating at any point. Completion of the module and submitting the surveys signifies your consent to participate in the study. Your answers are made anonymous through a de-identified code and in no way will influence your grade in any of the above rotations, leaving you with minimal risk in participating. Please remember your own code so you may enter it in the post-survey to match your answers. Breach of confidentiality could occur in extenuating circumstances but procedures are in place to prevent this from occurring.

Thank you again for helping me out with this project. I hope you find it useful. Feel free to contact me for any reason at .


Sarah Elliott, MSIV



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