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Researchers in the Clinic

In the past several years I have been reading about the lack of physicians who do research.1 Most of these articles have focused on promoting physicians and/or helping medical students to go into research. However, I have never heard (or read) of promoting graduate students who already do research to go into a medical field. I find this somewhat disturbing. Why doesn't the government, the associations, and others not try to do the same sort of "advertisement" for graduate students? It appears t

Steve Thuahnai

In the past several years I have been reading about the lack of physicians who do research.1 Most of these articles have focused on promoting physicians and/or helping medical students to go into research. However, I have never heard (or read) of promoting graduate students who already do research to go into a medical field. I find this somewhat disturbing. Why doesn't the government, the associations, and others not try to do the same sort of "advertisement" for graduate students?

It appears that only medical students or those who decide to go to medical school first are the targets of these agencies. I think that there are graduate students who find that they would like to go on to medical school on completion of a Ph.D. For us (graduate students), there doesn't seem (at least to my knowledge) any sort of incentive to do clinical research or to become...

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