Fork in the Road: Pick Research and Publication
Raymond L. Rosales
Oct 2022 DOI 10.35460/2546-1621.2022-0086 Access
I see clinicians often and when time is kind, a conversation about research ensues. There is always interest but to actually engage in research, many shake their heads and sigh “no time.” I wonder about lost opportunities to learn and study diseases when clinicians are not inclined to or not supported in research.
At every stage of medical education, training, and professional practice whether in academia or in clinic or hospital, physicians inevitably encounter a fork in the road. The paths of clinician and/or academician are large lanes in the highway, yet at a junction, the highway becomes two roads, one to remain as clinician or academicians and the other to pursue research and publication. As well-known, many choose to remain in clinic or in classroom.
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