Careers in academic research

Sheng F. Cai, Rebecca L. Aft

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Key Points: Research experiences can be beneficial for trainees and practicing physicians at all stages of their professional development. Individuals seeking a research experience can obtain funding support from medical societies, federal and private grants, and from residency training programs. The Medical Scientist Training Program is a combined degree M.D./Ph.D. program designed to fund and train physician-scientists. These physician-scientists are highly sought-after in academia, because they can fulfill roles in many professional areas, including basic science research, clinical research, teaching, and clinical medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysicians' Pathways to Non-Traditional Careers and Leadership Opportunities
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781461405511
ISBN (Print)1461405505, 9781461405504
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012


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