bashwell

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Hi,

I'm a first year med student. I was wondering, would it be possible to cooperate in research project even if you're not physically present at the institution? For example, I know a PI who is not in the states, but we do communicate electronically where I can help him with write-ups. How would this be perceived when you're applying for residencies?

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No idea how realistically feasible such a project would be. But bro, however you (ethically) do it, if you can get published, that's what really matters!
 
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I'm in a similar situation: I help a foreign PI with write-ups of his clinical data and he's generously included my name in a couple of papers. But I don't know how residency directors would perceive this
 

BeornBear

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I am currently doing this with my current research (involving genetic epidemiology/computational biology). Obviously, long distance research would require something that is dry lab related...
 

Wordead

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Completely feasible for chart review based research.

Labs collaborate all the time despite being on different continents.
 
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That will work! You might try getting case reports that you can help your PI write from long distance! Review article and chart-review based researches would be another example where you can contribute without physical presence.