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Questions concerning medical school, clinical research, and other academic pursuits specific to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Use 'health-issues', not 'medicine', for questions about health-related issues facing academics.

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Is it possible for an international medical graduate to take their residency and fellowship training in Singapore?

I am graduating medicine in 2 years time. I am from Indonesia. I tried inquiring what the requirements are, but I have not been getting any straight answers thus far.
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Studying medicine after PhD in nuclear engineering [closed]

I am a PhD in nuclear engineering and I am mostly expert of mathematical modelling: 1)neutron and particle transport; 2)fluid dynamics; My methods are finite elements, finite volumes, lattice ...
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What is the scope of an unregistered IRB? [closed]

The community college I attend has an IRB that is not registered with the FDA and is supposed to review projects conducted by students or faculty. I (as a student) would like to conduct a survey (that ...
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Can I have both original experimental research and systematic review in one paper?

serious question because I can't find the answer. I am currently doing an animal study, and I am preparing a manuscript about this. However, I am thinking of adding a second part to this paper by ...
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What is the best way to approach a professor for “formal” guidance/advisorship when they have no proficiency in the topic?

My situation is as follows: I have studied and completed a maths degree from a very prestigious and competitive university. I have then worked a few years as a mathematician and have then decided to ...
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Is it a good idea to introduce myself via email after submitting application?

I am asking this question on behalf of my brother, who has recently submitted applications to several Physician Assistant programs around the U.S. For various reasons, his GPA is close to the minimum ...
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Could a journal reject an article due to the style or quality of accompanying code?

I'm a student working on a doctoral thesis. We're working on a paper for which I've done most of the coding for the statistical analysis (the field is microbio/bioinformatics). I'm new to coding and ...
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Reputational risk by association

A few years ago, while still an undergraduate student, I published a paper with one of my professors, who is fairly respected in his field (respiratory medicine). Several years have passed and I am no ...
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In India, can you do psychiatry after graduating with an undergraduate degree in dentistry? [closed]

I am a BDS (dental undergraduate) student in India in final year. I am interested in psychiatry after completing my graduation. I have heard that I could pursue an Msc in Psychology after my ...
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Authorship for paper with questionable statistical analysis

For my master thesis in clinical medicine I have collected and analyzed data for a retrospective cohort study. Now one year later, a research assistant of the group is about to submit a manuscript ...
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Do medical journals require the authors to upload their raw data in addition to the manuscript?

A clinical trial paper published in one of the most prestigious medical journals (The Lancet) was found by the readers to be using fabricated data. This paper had a huge effect in the world like ...
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How can the reader verify the validity of the claims in a published clinical trial paper?

I am from the field of Mathematics. If you find some published articles in a mathematical journal, you can check the validity of the claimed results just by reading the proof or provide a ...
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Germany undergrad: is it possible to switch from medicine to biology?

My niece in Germany is applying for undergrad colleges, at this point she likes medicine and biology both. But she is not sure if she wants to end up being a doctor or a molecular biology researcher. ...
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Medical Statistician: Concerned about missing authorship after conducting majority of project's data analysis, graphs, and figures

Dear Academia Community, I am a young PhD candidate biostatistician and the lead data analyzer for a particular medical group's project. For context, the project is led by two medical students, who ...
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What advantage is there to getting a PhD in the life sciences when you can do research with only an MD?

During an interview recently Dr. Fauci, the top doctor in the US, called himself "a scientist, and a physician". It appears that he only has an MD, but is an immunologist and a highly cited researcher....
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How do you know if a journal is registered on PubMed

I have several research projects that I am looking to publish but as a young research who is new to the field I am confused as to which journal to submit to. I know that to get published on PubMed ...
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Am I supposed to add the name of a surgeon who had no contribution?

I'm need an urgent consultant regarding authorship rights. Three years ago one of my professors asked me to write a surgical case report for one of his residents, later I found three similar cases and ...
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Advice needed on publishing a textbook! [closed]

I have authored a large textbook on Male Pattern Baldness already in 2015 in my native language, Greek, I have finished the translation in English and looking for a publisher. It is a unique medical ...
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What if clinical leadership refuses to protect research time?

I'm a physician-scientist currently on year 4 of a K23 (early career grant for physician scientists in the US), recently awarded first R01 (multi-year major research grant for biomedical science in ...
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Reporting results that are significant even with correction, without losing my unadjusted ones?

I have a study in which I have several promising variables, all concurring with previous literature and significant at alpha=0.05. However, I have this one variable that is of special interest and ...
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In North America, why Medicine not an undergrad degree high schoolers can apply to directly?

My kid showed me this New York Times article. Why don't Canada and US offer medicine as undergrad? Australia does. If you want to go to medical school in Australia, you need to sit the UCAT in ...
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Are there any fields that merges health and space science?

Currently, I am an undergraduate majoring in biophysics and minoring in astrophysics. I've always had a deep passion for learning about the universe (especially the field of astrobiology) and I also ...
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What affiliation to put on paper? [duplicate]

I finished my Master one year ago and now I am writing a paper from my master thesis. But now i am a PhD student in another university (another country). Which affiliation i should write in the paper?....
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Will time in a non-emergency medical transport driving job help a med school application? [closed]

As a driver at a non-emergency medical transport company, it’s a person’s job to complete the process of moving patients in walkers and wheelchairs from place to place. This occasionally entails ...
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Will medical institutions reject an applicant based on being 28 years of age?

As I've contemplated the future over the past year, I have returned over and over again to the idea of becoming a doctor -- specifically, a neurosurgeon. However, I recognize that as a 28 year old ...
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Mistake in resume sent; what to do? [closed]

I am asking this question on behalf of my brother, in the U.S. Yesterday, my brother submitted his application to a Physicians Assistant program, which has a very rigorous application process (not ...
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Should I intervene when a colleague in a different department makes students run laps as part of their grade?

Basic Premise Can a microbiology professor require students to run laps on the track during class for a grade, even if the class usually has no physical component to it? Background As part of my role ...
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Author order - seniority vs contribution

I have a manuscript (in the field of biomedical research) close to submission with four authors: me (as first author) (ME), my ex-boss (as senior author) (EB) and two more authors of which one is a ...
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Postdoc vs Assistant Prof - which is better for a career academic?

All questions are hypothetical as of now. I work in the health / biomedical sciences. I have been a postdoc for about 2.5 years and had to leave the postdoc after the lab closed. I have been ...
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Can people refer to me as an MD in my recommendation letter if I have already passed my professional exam but my degree is still in process?

This year I am applying to an big university's summer camp this year, and I am not really aware of how US Universities handle this situation. I am a Mexican "medical intern", I call myself like that ...
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Will retracting a paper from biorxiv hurt our future publication chances

I am an undergraduate student. My friends and I found interesting results while applying game theory to biology. However, we have used only one datset and being undergrads can't get access to do ...
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How can I pay for medical school in the US?

So I have a bachelor's degree and am planning on applying to medical school this year (in the US). I've previously used federal student aid to cover the cost of my undergraduate degree. My question ...
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Is it more respectful to address a professor who is an MD as “Dr.” or “Professor” in email?

Thus far in my postgraduate academic career I have leaned towards addressing my (US MD) medical school professors who are MDs, MD/PhDs, or PhDs as "Professor", since we are not in a clinical setting. ...
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Completing a Microbiology PhD in a hospital research institute rather than university

I'm considering doing my PhD work in a research institute of a hospital which is associated with my university (joint appointments). What are some advantages and disadvantages to this? Is it wise to ...
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Asking for a letter medical school letter of recommendation from a class you failed, retook, and got an A in?

I failed one of my classes (E and M) and during the subsequent retake got an A. I was considering asking the professor for a letter of recommendation because I think the episode shows my willingness ...
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Restroom and lunch breaks in medical school

My apologies if this is not the right place to be asking this question. My pregnant wife is an osteopathic medical student in New Mexico, and she tells me that the school does not always give them a ...
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Is it possible a post-doc position for a specialist in medicine without PhD?

I graduated from Medical Faculty ten years ago. I got my degree as a Microbiology Specialist in 2015. I have been working as a Clinical Microbiologist in a hospital since then. I completed all my ...
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Is there any way to find changes between two revisions of a book?

I want to find how much it differs between Pocket Medicine 6th edition and the previous 5th one in scale of percent of words or something similar. I've revised the translation of the book for a ...
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Is there any such career as a medical researcher?

A little context here: I graduated from medical school in 2012, practiced briefly till 2016 and stopped. I simply got bored with traditional medical practice and then decided to pursue my first love - ...
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Medical school admissions vs. STEM PhD admissions in the United States

I read an article in the past - I forget the source now, but I believe it was credible - about how American STEM PhD programs (and master's programs) admit a lot of qualified international students, e....
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use of “carrier” for affected individuals [closed]

I'm the process of paper drafting and stumbled upon the question, what's the appropriate name for individuals, who are affected by a disease, which is likely due to a mutation. I was using the term "...
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Graduate Admissions: Teaching Emphasis

I’m on my 3rd/5 undergraduate years, so I’m just starting to think about grad admissions. I’ve been planning on applying to MD/PhD programs. I enjoy/feel comfortable in hospitals and think I can ...
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Would an MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) from India be adequate for a research position in Australia?

I’ve earned an MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) in public-health dentistry in India. My thesis and other research projects focused on developing a module for dental students on tobacco cessation ...
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Including Patients' Pictures in a Manuscript

I am going to include some pictures of patients in my manuscript, which will be submitted to a scientific journal for peer review. In order to keep the subjects’ identity and following the data ...
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If the purpose of a registered study changes, is it still a registered study?

A study was registered in 2004 at ClinicalTrials.gov with identifier NCT00080171. It defined its purpose as: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of disability in adults. The "...
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Can you submit to journals after presenting cases as eposter in conferences?

I had a few medical cases that I presented in conferences as an eposter, I sumbitted the case as eposter, It was presented as a slideshow in big screens in the conference My understanding is that ...
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Author qualifications to list in medical journal

I'm a computer scientist collaborating with colleagues in our medicine faculty, and I'm writing a first draft of a manuscript we'd like to co-author for publication in a medicine journal (actual ...
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What is the normal length for a research paper? [closed]

I did a survey on the demand for complementary medicine among patients of the gynaecologcial department here in Munich. We collected a couple of hundred questionnaires and I am currently writing my ...
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Can i use the same Method Section for two different papers?

I did a survey on the demand for complementary medicine among patients of the gynaecologcial department here in Munich. We collected a couple of hundred questionnaires and I am currently writing two ...
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Is it acceptable to use a microscope in the office and not in the laboratory? [closed]

I often see microscopes inside the office rooms of professors as well as other teaching members. They may not use them on daily basis but once in a while, or sometimes heavily used by a few of them. ...