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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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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How can one differentiate between Dr. (PhD) and Dr. (MD or DO)?

Reading the question posted here left me with a more general question: Given the professional title and name: Dr. (First Name)(Last Name), is there some way to differentiate between the holder of a ...
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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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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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Arxiv equivalent for medical research article

I'm looking for a suggestion, for a medical journal counter part to the arxiv. A minimal frill, open access online repository to time stamp articles with some visibility.
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How many physician-scientists pursue academic tracks?

The National Institues of Health (NIH) funds Medical Scientist Training Programs (MSTPs) also known as MD/PhD programs to create a group of researchers whose work more rapidly effects medical practice....
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Are there Conference Proceedings that have impact factor?

In Medicine, an Impact Factor of a journal is important indicator (IF) of journal quality. Are there examples of conference proceedings that have a formal IF figure computed?
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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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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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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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Why is dental school a separate thing from medical school?

I have always found it peculiar that terminal degrees in medicine (in the US, at least) are awarded in two forms. On the one hand, we have the MD (and the DO), a holder of which can go on to practice ...
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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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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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Does it matter where you go to medical school? [closed]

There are many reports out there that say you should not go get an MBA or JD unless you are going for the Top 5 or Top 10 schools respectively. The rationale is that the lost salary and tuition does ...
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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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MD-Phd (MSTP): What are the benefits?

I have BS in Biotech, an MS in Neuroscience and applying MD-Phd next June. I have always wanted to go into academia and eventually establish my own lab. However, I have been receiving a lot of ...
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Should I declare a minor if it is not required?

With my current major (Medical Lab Science) I am not required to declare a minor at my university. However, the program's supervisor informed me that through taking all of the required courses to ...
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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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A MD-PhD in Oncology

I am about to finish my Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering and Computational Biology, and planning to apply for a MD-PhD with focus on oncology. After talking to my academic advisers, I had very ...
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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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Are there avenues/options to pursue a medical degree (with funding) after a Ph.D.?

I have a Ph.D. in Engineering and I figure a medical degree will be highly valuable to gain a better understanding in my research area (biomedical/neuroscience). However, unlike science/engineering ...
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Why do some professors have M.D. as well as/instead of a PhD?

I'm interested in stem cell, regenerative medicine, developmental biology, and genetics for reverse ageing. Since these topics are dealt with in one or both of medical school and school of science and ...
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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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Ethical considerations in publishing raw data

Apart from taking measures to maintain confidentiality, do I need my ethical approval to specify permission to publish raw data along with my study? I'm trying to facilitate reproducibility in my ...
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Retroactively turning down an accepted offer to a professional program from one school in favour of an offer from another school?

If I accept an offer to a professional program from one school (e.g., law, medicine, pharmacy, etc.) and then later get an offer to a better program from a different school, can I retroactively turn ...
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What should the chemist who synthesized a drug expect regarding coauthorship of papers on clinical trials?

Should the industrial chemist who conceptualized , first synthesized , characterized and patented a novel drug , transferred the synthetic technology (at the 3 Kg scale ) to a CRO for preparation ...
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How to negotiate for clinical vs protected research time in academic job offer?

I am a doctor, with specialty in psychiatry and a subspecialty in mood disorders. I have been offered an academic position at a larger university, but the letter of offer does not specify any ...
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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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Comparing a career in medicine vs. medical research?

My friend recently graduated with a bachelor degree in biology. He is thinking that he can help more people by studying a biomedical engineering Ph.D., rather than becoming a medical doctor. He is ...
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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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How long does it take a student to conduct undergrad research and then release a publication based off of that research?

I'll be attending a accredited/well-recognized university for my undergrad this coming fall, and I'm just curious about research correlating with publications. I have a particular yearning passion in ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Is there a website that lists for a set of at least 1000 journals OpenAccess fees for publishing an article?

Many journals now are open access only and every article published (authors) must pay a fee. Sometimes, this info can be hard to find. The journals does not put it visibly on the front page (next to ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Can an international student gain admission to medical school in the USA?

I have been an international student in the US for quite a few years now (since 11th grade, 4 years to be exact), and I have always been interested in studying medicine in order to become a doctor. ...
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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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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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How is the salary of professors and researchers in medicine?

For university-level researchers and professors, is the salary higher in the medical fields than in other fields? I suppose attracting physicians to teach may be harder, because they can usually get ...
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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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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 ...