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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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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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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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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Is a PhD needed after an MD or DO if one wants to pursue a research career?

I have completed my MD. I am more interested in research than in clinical practice. I know there are post-doc positions available which accept post-MD candidates. Still I am thinking of doing a PhD in ...
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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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Should I do an MBBS before/after taking a doctoral program in neuroscience?

My goal is to become a professor in neuroscience. At the moment I have a master's degree in computer science. During my studies, I did research in neuroscience but from a computational aspect. I ...
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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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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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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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Will it cause problems if I publish under a different version of my name than I use in my future medical practice?

I'm a medical student who is also interested in research and scientific publishing. Although my legal name is Asian, I go by an English name with peers and supervisors (which is not on my degrees/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Completing premed requirements after Bachelors

I'm thinking about applying to medical schools in the USA. Many medical schools require a two-year course in chemistry including organic chemistry and a year long course in biology, as well as ...
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PhD programs of medical school

I'm interested in stem cell, regenerative medicine, developmental biology, and genetics for reverse aging. Since these topics are dealt with in one or both of medical school and school of science, I'm ...
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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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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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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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Prerequisities to become an MD-PhD?

Officially, I am studying computer science. However, what I am actually doing is computational neuroscience. More over, the research I do is mostly medical research. I have noticed that there are ...
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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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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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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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Is it worth registering for an innovations in medicine conference, being a CE student?

I'm attending an "Innovations in medicine" conference but the registration fee is a bit high, I am a computer engineering student and the conference will have various technological topics. Do you ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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