Table 4

High priority areas for doctoral training workshops at Makerere University College of Health Sciences
High priority areas Mentors Doctoral students
Procurement processes ● Workshops with the procurement team to streamline the processes and encourage mutual benefit ● Finance management and budgeting modules
National Drug Authority (NDA) regulatory processes ● Meetings with NDA to review and design support systems to encourage timely review and feedback. ● Ongoing training in Human Subjects’ Research
● Orientation on other research regulatory processes such as Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST).
Communication skills ● Communication seminars ● Induction workshops for doctoral candidates and their mentors
● Inspirational talks to doctoral students
● Inspirational talks to mentors ● Compile a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document on the doctoral students’ website
● Training on conflict resolution and public relations

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Nakanjako et al. BMC Medical Education 2014 14:9   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-14-9

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