Patel, V. and Dahl-Grove, D. (2016). Disaster Preparedness Medical School Elective: Bridging the Gap Between Volunteer Eagerness and Readiness. (Abstract only; free registration required to request full text.) Pediatric Emergency Care. July 23.
Medical students were asked to participate in an online disaster training consisting of 4 modules to determine if the training helped them feel more prepared to respond during a disaster, and if it would affect their willingness to volunteer during an emergency. Pre- and post-survey results showed a significant increase in perceptions of preparedness among participants, though the course did not affect the initially high level of willingness to volunteer.