Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

A Division of the NAPCA Foundation

We are committed to building a diverse pipeline of future medical doctors, as early as 4th grade, that is more representative of the U.S. population.

Website Evaluation

About the Study

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Eligibility

We invite selected volunteers to take part in this study if you mirror a typical user of the Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy website (parent/guardian, middle school student, high school student, undergraduate student, teacher, counselor, partner).  Your knowledge and opinions will provide in-depth needs analysis of the website user experience and behavior. The outcome of this study is to help improve the content, design, user experience and site navigation. Your participation in this study will last 45-60 minutes. Procedures will include an audio/video interview in which you will be asked semi-structured questions related to the MPP website.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to conduct an evaluation of the Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy website through participant feedback and assessment in the areas of site content and design, user experience during site navigation, the admissions and enrollment automation process and site user behavior.

  • This study will help MPP Academy staff gather user feedback of MPP website content, design, user experience and user behavior. Participation in the study will help improve the site user experience and streamline the admissions and enrollment process. Site user behavior observations will provide information that encompasses all the actions site visitors take on the website (where and what they click, how they scroll down a page, etc).
Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Involvement

If you decide to participate in this study, you will meet with a member of the Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy for approximately 45-60 minutes to participate in a series of simulated situational MPP site navigation tasks which will be guided through a series of questions. The evaluation study will be conducted in English using Zoom or Google Meet, a private and secure virtual video conference platform (www.Zoom.us) (meet.google.com) . Participants will be requested to share their screen with MPP staff to evaluate their user behavior (where and what they click, how they scroll down a page, etc) during site navigation.

Uses of Data Collected
The MPP Academy, a division of The NAPCA Foundation will use the information determined throughout the study internally to enhance the MPP Academy content and site user experience.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Benefits, Risks and Discomforts

Benefits to Participants

Participants may experience direct benefits if they are a potential MPP student or site user by providing feedback to MPP staff on potential areas for improvement to content, design, enhancement of site navigation and automation processes. Additionally, indirect benefits may be experienced by volunteering for a non-profit organization that helps aspiring physicians become better prepared to thrive in Medical School and beyond.

Risks to Participants

Minimal risk is expected to participants involved in this study. However, participants should be aware that 45-60 minutes of computer use is expected.

Discomforts

Some of the questions asked during the evaluation process request your open and constructive feedback which may make you feel uneasy. Your feedback will support the MPP Academy and we encourage your honest feedback, although you can choose to skip or stop answering any questions at any time during the evaluation process.

Participation is Simple

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy
Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy registration

Register to Participate

If you would like to participate in our research study, please complete our registration form to indicate your interest. By filling out the registration form, you have expressed your interest but have not made any commitment to participation.

Choose Your Participation

Participants can choose to use Google Meet or Zoom based on their personal preference to do the study.

(Option 1) Zoom Video Conference:

(Option 2) Google Meet Video Conference:

Choose Your Preferred Date & Time to Participate

Our researchers are available at your convenience. When you fill out the registration form, we will ask you to provide us with two dates and times that you will be available to participate in the research interview.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy
Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy
Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Schedule and Confirm Your Research Interview Appointment

After you register to participate, one of our researchers will follow up with you via email to schedule and confirm your research interview appointment, based on your preferred date(s) and time(s) to participate. In the email, you will also receive access to review and sign the required form to participate.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy
Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Complete and Submit Required Participation Form

In order to participate in the research study, you will need to review and sign the following document:

  • Informed Consent for Research

After you register to participate in the study, one of our researchers will follow up with you via email to give you access to the required forms to participate. You will be able to review and sign all required participation forms online through DocuSign. Once you have signed all participation forms, we will send you a confirmation email.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION