clinical vs lab research

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by chef, Nov 5, 2002.

  1. chef

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    hi all,

    for those who've been thru optho match, do u feel if PDs liked lab research more than clinical, or vice versa?

    it's obvious that clinical research is much more of a "failsafe" method b/c one can usually get a paper out of a project in a reasonable period of time. Clinical research can be done during school yr w/o much trouble; and if u r diligent in 3-4 yrs of clinical research u can pump out 5-8 papers.

    However, lab research has merits too. It's a lot tougher to publish but once u do it looks sweet. u gotta put in a lot more hrs IMHO - part time work during school yrs won't cut it - u will be lucky to be primary author on more than 2 papers. IMHO (again) novel findings from lab research sound more exciting.

    Also, as a side question, i've heard that optho PDs tend to acknowledge research work outside optho more than others. (vs derm, ent, and orthopedics) Is this true?
     
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    Both have their merits. I don't think it's either or. It's rather based on what you did, how much effort you demonstrated, your responsibility, and your understanding of the project.
     

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