Mentoring medical student research through studentships and fellowships: Reflections from India.

Mentoring medical student research through studentships and fellowships: Reflections from India.

Dangayach NS, Kulkarni UP, Panchabhai TS. Mentoring medical student research through studentships and fellowships: Reflections from India. J Postgrad Med 2009;55:152-3 The authors have shared some good ideas (based on experience) about improving prospects of research among medical students. We hope that authorities of medical colleges and bodies like the ICMR will take them up and that there will be a steady increase in the number of medical researchers in India. Appeared in QMedCONNECT, Vol 2, Issue 6, June 2009
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Why learn research methodology?

Why learn research methodology?

Nayak BK. Why learn research methodology? Indian J Ophthalmol 2009;57:173-4 Dr Nayak in his editorial in the current issue of the IJO, stresses that whether one does formal research or not, it is really important for all to understand research methodology. Stating that medical research is not given due importance in either the undergraduate or postgraduate curriculum, he explains that all doctors need to know about good research methodology at least to learn to differentiate between good research evidence and poor research evidence and to be able to decide which evidence to adopt for treatment and in practice.   Appeared…
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Observational studies: how to go about them?

Observational studies: how to go about them?

Setia MS.Observational studies: how to go about them? Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2008 May-Jun;74(3):288-91 Different types of research studies have different methods of implementation and analyses. They also have advantages and certain limitations. While it is important to know these for doing research, it is equally important to know about them for searching the literature and limiting a search to any one or more types of studies in order to get the highest level of publications. In case you need help on understanding each type of study, this article explains the concepts clearly. It focuses on - observational studies: cross-sectional…
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