Questions tagged [medicine]

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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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. ...
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Studying medicine in Germany

I'm sorry if this a wrong place to post this question but I don't know where to ask. I'm a medical student from Alexandria, Egypt. By next year I'll have completed the pre-clinical phase of the ...
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In what cases is Ethical Committee approval not necessary for a study?

We intend to perform a study with a device we developed (approved for medical research). The tests are non-invasive and only require a very low power laser to be exposed to the skin (complying with ...
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Negotiation of a faculty position

I've just started to apply for faculty positions and received an invitation for a phone interview scheduled for next week. I am not in rush at the moment to accept a faculty position. Earlier this ...
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An organizational chart to ensure central management of laboratories in a college

I was asked the other day to suggest how different labs in our college should be centrally managed, or what organizational chart would be suitable, to make all these labs abide by input from the ...
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How to begin proper research at undergraduate level?

I am currently an undergraduate medical student studying in South Africa. In future I would like to do academic research but I'm not sure in what field. But I would like to get a head start now as an ...
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Do medical doctors publish academic papers and write grant proposals?

I know that medical doctors affiliated with universities can teach at the medical schools as professors and write chapters in textbooks. But do medical doctors with a university affiliation also have ...
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When to use academic titles in presentations in Europe?

I have M.Sc. (tech.) in physics. I am doing second degree in MD. I normally just present my work without academic titles in MD studies. I am thinking the benefits of using academic titles in ...
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How do good students in medical school distinguish themselves?

I'm an undergrad in biology, long story short, I was looking a professor's CV (not in medicine) and he had indicated his GPA in his grad school (apparently he had the highest in his program). But ...
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Important skills for medical researcher

For some background, I'm a second year medical student, and I have recently been considering making medical research a significant part of my future career. I wasn't a science major in undergrad, so I ...
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Exams during MBBS [closed]

What are the national and international competitive exams an Indian medical student can take during his/her undergraduate years (during MBBS)? Specifically, I am looking for an international olympiad ...
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Postdoc at a research hospital for a physicist (non radiation)

I am a physicist with a background in computational physics and imaging, and I received an offer for a NIH postdoctoral fellowship at a very good research hospital on the East Coast. I would join a ...
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Medical student being cut out of a project by fellow unbeknownst to supervisor

At the beginning of an academic year I approached a physician at my school and requested to do a research project with them, as I was interested in their field of medicine. The supervisor was ...
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Which undergraduate major leads to a research career in development of new medical drugs?

Let's say someone wants to study biochemistry and his main goal is to do research in drug design (development of new drugs). So, his main interests concerns with Pharmacology, right? However, there ...
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Soft money tenured profs in schools of medicine

I am a PhD student focusing in psychiatric genetics, hoping to become a professor someday. It is my understanding that a lot of the PhDs in my field end up working in schools of medicine in positions ...
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In choosing between MD-PhD and PhD, how should I factor in the expected age at which I'll start my career as a professor?

My ideal career is to be lead a lab at a university as a professor. If I completed a residency and fellowship after an MD-PhD, which I think I'd love because of the 80/20 split that fits my ...
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Is it typical for a medical researcher to attend an industry conference?

An industry conference in my field of research (medical) is being held soon. I am wondering is it typical for academics to attend non-academic conferences? Several academics have been invited as ...
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What does being acknowledged in a medical journal imply?

Comments on another question pointed out that many medical journals require "written consent of any cited individual(s) noted in acknowledgments or personal communications". I find this requirement ...
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Learn to write scientific papers in medicine

I'd like to learn how to write scientific papers in medicine. I saw searching on google that there are many books regarding scientific writing but reading reviews it seems they are more oriented to ...
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Term for someone with a doctorate in nursing

What would you call someone who had a doctoral degree in nursing? I wouldn’t think you’d be able to call them doctor as this would be confusing in the hospital setting. Is there a title used for a ...
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Do case reports require ethical approvals?

Do case reports involving people with medical ailments require ethical approvals? If they do not, then why? I am located in Sweden, but am (almost) equally interested in conditions elsewhere.
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Is there more competition for postdoc/faculty positions in the biological sciences, compared to similar positions in the health sciences?

I am seeking advice/input from graduate students and faculty within the fields of health sciences and integrative physiology/biology regarding employment opportunities, competition, and compensation ...
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Should I bring a copy of an article I wrote in a science journal to my interview?

I'm currently applying to a combined pre-med/medical program. This program guarantees a spot in the school system's medical school (assuming a certain GPA is maintained etc.). I'm between high school ...
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How do I transition from a Ph.D. in engineering to a career in medicine?

I am in a Ph.D. program in Engineering and I do probability, statistics and differential equations. My relevant previous works are: Modelling of blood flow, programming using DNA molecules. (But most ...
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Path to US board certification for international medical doctor

I would like to get a board certification in order to practice is US as a doctor. I am graduating in October in Italy and I am aware that before getting a residency in US I should pass USMLE exams ...
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Why does Switzerland prevent foreign students from studying medicine?

I have been browsing for information on language requirements for universities in Switzerland, and on a page studyineurope.eu I accidentally read a quite interesting note about studying medicine in ...
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Is it too late for me to be pursuing a degree in medicine? [closed]

I will be 26 years old soon. I did my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and I worked in an investment bank for sometime. Then I joined a masters in Applications of Mathematics, but I dropped out ...
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Is it ethically defensible to attain consent on an opt-out basis in a newspaper?

I frequently find notices in my local newspaper from researchers who are in the process of doing follow-up research on some study that they conducted a few years back. There, they provide an overview ...