Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-04-02
Received: 11 February 2018
Accepted: 11 March 2019
First Online: 2 April 2019
: The views and opinions expressed in this article are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect those of the employers or organizations with which the authors are or have been affiliated. The majority of this project was completed during JF’s postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta, and doctoral fellowship at McGill University. FC, KD, and MW are M.D.,C.M. graduates from the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, and ZS and ML are BCL/LLB graduates from the Faculty of Law at McGill University, where the majority of this research was completed.
: This study received research ethics approval from McGill University (486–0516) for the distribution of surveys to students at all medical schools in Canada. We also obtained additional ethics approvals from the five additional institutions that required local approval for data collection in their faculties of medicine: University of Toronto (34266), University of British Columbia (H16–02572), University of Alberta (Pro00070097), University of Saskatchewan (16–374), and Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (2016.240). Survey respondents were informed of their rights as research participants in the email invitation to participate in research, and on the first page of the anonymous online survey which displayed the complete informed consent statement. Respondents consented to participate by clicking “Continue” to begin the survey, and were informed that they were free to exit the survey and clear their responses at any time. All research ethics protocols listed above approved this method of obtaining consent to participate.
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