Professionalism in practice: Exploring the ethical perplexity of involving students in Medical Education Research

Dinesh V. Kumar, Magi Murugan
Submitted: October, 2020

With the worldwide increase in the number of medical education researches, few ethical quagmires have emerged regarding the recruitment and inclusion of students in research projects. The ethicists often tend to raise questions regarding the possibilities of students getting coerced to participate, such as whether they receive extra course credits in exchange for their participation, or whether their privacy is getting violated in the course of data collection. It is the need of the hour to address the perplexity behind th