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Writing keywords while submitting articles – a new confusion

The number of authors writing in medical journals is increasing day by day, thanks to the “Publish or perish” and the “need for promotions” among academicians. I meet many of these authors (or want to be authors) when I deliver lectures or conduct workshops. I teach about MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) in PubMed – an […]

Canvas of Clinical Pharmacology Workshop 2020 (CCPW2020) – 6-10 January, 2020

The Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai is organizing a five-day course. Each day of the workshop has a specific theme, like Clinical development – the beginning, Progress, After, Statistics & the marketplace, & Beyond approval – Generating evidence for practice guidelines (meta-analysis). This workshop is open for faculty, super-specialty students, post-graduate students, […]

Research methodology teaching for undergraduate medical students – an interesting project

Development and implementation of a competency-based module for teaching research methodology to medical undergraduates. Patra S, Khan AM J Educ Health Promot. 2019 Aug 30;8:164 PMID:31544129 The authors did this study as a part of a FAIMER fellowship program (CMCL-FAIMER). It aimed to develop and carry out a “competency-based research methodology” training module for undergraduate […]

Finding and Using Health Statistics

Statistics? Oh no! If you just said that – you are one of a large number of medicos 🙂 There is a joke that most medicos became medicos in order to run away from Maths and then end up being forced to learn Statistics! Setting jokes aside, guess what we found? This is a simple […]