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Lab Closings

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by blazinfury, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. blazinfury

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    From what I have observed, obtaining grants these days is extremely difficult. As a result, many labs are closing? Is this common nowadays because it seems like a very sad way to lose one' s job if a scientist truly loves their job and making new discoveries. After hearing many ppl describe how they are low on funds and/or had to close their labs, I am glad to do MD/PhD b/c I will have something to fall back on, in any case. Is it possible for an MD/PhD to lose their lab also? How common is this?

    It just seems like research does not seem to pay b/c ppl are losing their jobs, even if they are assiduous individuals. Can anything be done to curb this?
     
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  3. ecoli

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    vote pro-science politicians into office, pick a field that gets lot of funding. Be thankful that at least you're not in theoretical physics.
     
  4. redoc

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    Well said.
     
  5. ecoli

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    thank you :D
     

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