I'm having the problem that my advisor isn't providing me with any real guidance. To avoid making this a rant post, I'll just state the facts: my advisor is an MD/PhD, working almost full-time as an MD. He comes to the lab once a week for lab meetings, and often doesn't have time to meet. He seems to have lost interest in doing research, and isn't being helpful at all regarding how I should proceed with my research.
So far, here's what I've tried and how well it worked out:
- Talking to department graduate chair: marginally useful, scheduled a useless meeting with me and my advisor. Nice meeting, but no results.
- Talk to other members of my committee: pretty useful, gave me some very good advice about my research, but I wonder how often I can use them as a resource
Any other suggestions on how I can handle this?