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Soft Question: Career Advice: Is love for biology a good enough reason to be a doctor? [closed]

I don't know if it is on topic here but I feel it is an important question related to field of medicine. So I have seen many struggle with this question. BACKGROUND Where I come from, career and ...
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Is it a good idea to do a Master's project which is a new collaboration between two labs?

I am discussing starting a Master's project that would be a totally new project and most likely a collaboration - the collaboration may be negotiated solely based on my project at the initiative of ...
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What should I do if I receive an email asking for minor corrections in a manuscript, with no reviewer comments? [closed]

I have received a mail yesterday saying that I should do some minor corrections in my manuscript, but there are no reviewer comments included. How should I proceed in this case?
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Is it easier to get a foreign medical degree (MBBS) recognized in Australia than in Germany? [closed]

Is it easier to get an MBBS degree recognized in Australia than in Germany?
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What degree does someone need to pursue in Germany after finishing an MBBS degree in South Asia?

After finishing an MBBS degree in South Asia (Pakistan) (a 5-year bachelor's degree plus a 1-year internship in the hospital) what kind of additional courses or degress are necessary to take (in ...
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Should a conference abstract submission contain citations if current research is an extension of other research?

I am working on submitting an abstract to a conference. My research is an extension of other published research (paper B) at my university. In the abstract, I do have a short summary of paper B since ...
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data repository that requires a DUA for secondary data analysis of medical research?

We are collecting medical observational data that eventually will be de-identified and made available for secondary data analysis (to comply with the new NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy). I'...
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Why do only a minority of US (and Canada) medical schools accept international students?

One webpage: Out of the 141 accredited medical schools, only 49 are American medical schools that accept international students. Another: In 2019, 48 schools indicated in the Medical School ...
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Can someone’s degree get revoked if the university has evidence they cheated retrospectively? [duplicate]

I know someone who got caught stealing the exam and cheating. He now practices and sees patients! If I alert the universities to look into it they will see that my information is correct. Will they be ...
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What is the research on taking a gap year between undergrad and medical school (or PhD)?

I have some studies (below), but was wondering if anyone knows of any that I'm missing. Studies I've already read: 2020 study: “In multivariate analysis, gap years were independently associated with ...
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With a software engineering bachelor's (BE), how can I work on finding a cure for cancer?

I am in my last year of studies for a bachelor's degree in software engineering and I am currently considering different options for my career path. I don't have any background in medicine, but I ...
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I am currently in a provisionally accepted school, can it still lose accreditation? And will that will affect my practicing as a PA? [closed]

Do I stay in this program, we are getting a new faculty & director. I already completed 5 months of the program & invested money. Do I transfer out to another PA program that is established? ...
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Can a patient in a medical case report be a co-author?

Individual patient case reports are commonly published in medical journals. I'm wondering in a situation where the patient themself is directly engaged in gathering data and finding a diagnosis, is it ...
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Does publishing medical case reports qualify you as a researcher or just as an author?

I started writing medical content in 2021. Before that, I had never published (or attempted to publish) anything related to medical content. Since then, I have published around 40-50 manuscripts, out ...
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High number of single author contributions - what does it suggest for external evaluators

I have a lot of single author contributions/articles (e.g. 30% of my total papers). This is uncommon in my field, medicine. The reason is that I regularly write commentaries/letters for 2 specific ...
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Germany undergraduate : Is it possible to switch major from physics to medicine?

My niece is currently studying undergraduate at a German university majoring in physics. Can she switch to medicine? Does she need to take FSP to switch to medicine? Her high school diploma is not ...
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Would acceptance letters from conferences be good in my CV?

I graduated and I am trying to build my CV in order to apply for a master's scholarship. I wrote articles in my field, but since I am a fresh grad and I wrote them with no other authors, they haven't ...
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As a person outside academia, can I e-mail authors if I have questions about their work?

I am autistic and I hold a bachelor's degree but, sadly, had to quit grad school due to health reasons. I have a special interest in a subfield of hematology-oncology and have read a fair amount of ...
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Can your academic and clinical career be affected by your nudes getting leaked? [duplicate]

So first off, let’s start by saying that I’m insanely stupid for letting this happen. I’m currently a doctor early in my career. I was on a dating app and I sent nudes (No face showing). It turns out ...
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How to finish my medical training in the UK as an immigrant?

I was studying in medical university in Russia for two years and was in the top of my class, but circumstances led me to Wales, UK around 4 years ago (I'd soon be eligible to apply for a UK ...
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Is it unethical for nursing school assignments to require students private medical information?

The curriculum for the nursing program at my university regularly requires the student to write a detailed account of their HIPAA-protected medical information. The assignments usually require posting ...
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Career Planning to optimize for Biomedical Research [closed]

I completed my A-levels with good grades (4.0) and want to work as a biomedical researcher (I am not so certain about the specific field but for now I really like Neuroscience especially Brain-Machine-...
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Defining the type of simultaneously retrospective and prospective cohort study [closed]

I'm planning a study design that starts collecting patients from 2015 to 2021, but as a three-year follow-up is necessary, their outcome measures will be recorded up to 2024. Thus, how should I define ...
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Are you required to have a Ph.D. to conduct a medical study of some kind?

I am pretty sure anyone can publish an article in a mathematics journal as long as the editors accept it. In order to publish research or a study that is somehow related to medicine, what do the ...
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Canadian Med School Professor looking to work in USA [closed]

Background info I’m a medical school professor at a Canadian medical school and was interested in potentially seeking a job in the US. Currently I make around $160k CAD pre tax ($124k USD) although ...
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What are the rules regarding obtaining consent from subjects when publishing results related to drug testing?

I am wondering what the rules relative to consent of subjects are for publishing results related to drug testing. This recent publication by private lab researchers reports the result of drug testing ...
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What should I do if my university is not in anabin?

My university is not listed in Anabin - a website run by German education officials, listing foreign universities that have been evaluated for their comparability with German universities. The fact ...
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Career choice:postdoc or non-tenure assistant professor job with little teaching load

I am a PhD candidate and I am currently in the mist of choosing my career path. A little about my current situation: I have a family in a large city where my husband grew up in. We are not likely to ...
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What would be the best search method to conduct a literature review on anatomical variations? [closed]

I'm currently conducting a literature review into anatomical variations of the portal vein. I'm using OVID and just wanted to check whether this is an efficient search strategy. This is the Search ...
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Publish short Research letter in high impact vs Research article in normal impact

After making a presubmission inquiry to a journal with a high impact factor (NEJM), I received a reply that a Research Letter could possibly be considered for publication. I am not familiar with ...
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Is it acceptable to do a meta-analysis for a systematic review done by somebody else? [closed]

I hope I'm asking in the right place. Otherwise, I apologize. I'm a medical student and I want to do a systematic review and meta-analysis on a therapy of a certain disease. In the literature, there ...
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Should I notify a med school about their student's cheating history?

I know this individual who has lied on their medical school application by not disclosing a disciplinary action that they received and is now about to matriculate. They explicitly told me this, in ...
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Does a sponsored invited talk count for my cv?

I was invited to give a presentation in a lunch symposium of an important national medical conference. The symposium was sponsored by a pharmaceutical company (my talk was unrelated to their product). ...
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Can someone become a doctor or work in health sector by completing a PhD degree in Philosophy in Medicine?

three-year Ph.D. in Philosophy, in association with Philosophy & Medicine Project If someone completes this Ph.D. degree, can he either become a doctor or work in a hospital/clinic or health ...
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Postgraduate medschool

If an undergraduate in medicine and surgery(MBBS) from India wants to practice in UK, the person will have to register with NHS after the licensing exam. And after that the student is put through FY1+...
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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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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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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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