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Research opportunities?

Discussion in 'Dermatology' started by zoomzoomzoom, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. zoomzoomzoom

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    I'm a third year looking to do a year of research between third and fourth year but I'm finding it really hard to locate any derm positions that don't require you to have completed an intern year. Are there any clinical research opportunities that are available to med students or is the only option bench research? Since the avg matched applicant has multiple publications, I would think that it would be fairly easy to find clinical research opportunities, but I'm finding none. Does the average successful applicant truly have multiple basic science publications!? Any help or advice is appreciated? Thank you
     
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  3. wonderboy00

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    hey, im also a third year med student looking to take a year off. there are actually a number of clinical research fellowships that you should look into...the NIH CRTP (clinical research training program) and the 12 nationwide programs through Doris Duke. Just do a simple google search on them if you're interested in applying for these. I've heard both programs provide great experiences, but there are a few caveats...they're highly competitive and require an extensive application that is due in mid january.

    as for your question about basic science research vs. clinical science research, i've also wondered the same thing....if anyone has any input on that, any feedback would be much appreciated.
     
  4. Kaiser LAMC

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    Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, the future site of a new dermatology residency program in the next few years, is recruiting medical students interested in dermatology who are able to spend 12 months working on projects related to "academic dermatology." No internship or clinical trials experience is required. All that is required is having a computer with an Internet connection.

    The project will be based on this paper-- **Dermatology residency program characteristics that correlate with graduates selecting an academic dermatology career. Archives of Dermatology, July 2006;142(7):845-850. PMID: 16847199. The data for this original study also produced 4 smaller studies, 4 commentaries:

    · **Wu JJ, Ramirez CC, Alonso CA, Mendoza N, Berman B, Tyring SK. Dermatology residency program characteristics that correlate with graduates selecting an academic dermatology career. Archives of Dermatology, July 2006;142(7):845-850. PMID: 16847199. (one of the most read and sent articles in 2006-2008 per Archives of Dermatology)
    · *Wu JJ, Ramirez CC, Alonso CA, Berman B, Tyring SK. Ranking the dermatology programs based on measurements of academic achievement. Dermatology Online Journal, July 2007;13(3):3. PMID: 18328197. http://dermatology.cdlib.org/133/original/academy/wu.html (first ever national rankings of dermatology programs) (#3 on Top 10 Dermatology Journal Articles of 2007 for Medscape)
    · Wu JJ, Davis KF, Ramirez CC, Alonso CA, Berman B, Tyring SK. MD/PhDs are more likely than MDs to choose a career in academic dermatology. Dermatology Online Journal, January 2008;14(1):27. PMID: 18319044.
    · Wu JJ, Hinchman KF, Ramirez CC, Alonso CA, Berman B, Tyring SK. Graduates of foreign dermatology residencies and military dermatology residencies and women in academic dermatology. Dermatology Online Journal, 2009. In press.
    · Channual JC, Wu JJ. Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award winners are retained as full-time academicians. Cutis, 2009. In press.

    · Wu JJ. Observations on the ongoing shortage of academic dermatologists. Cutis, October 2006;78(4):229-230. PMID: 17121056.
    · Wu JJ. Academic dermatology. Archives of Dermatology, December 2006;142(12):1650-1651. PMID: 17178998.
    · Wu JJ. Current strategies to address the ongoing shortage of academic dermatologists. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, June 2007;56(6):1065-1066. PMID: 17504723.
    · Hinchman KF, Wu JJ. Decisions in choosing a career in academic dermatology. Cutis, November 2008; 82(5):368-371.

    The data also produced 6 published poster abstracts and 1 poster.

    The new project will be based on 2008 data that needs to be collected and analyzed. The potential papers and posters following this new primary paper would certainly help any residency application.

    The Principal Investigator is Jashin (Jay) Wu, MD, who is the Founding Director of Clinical Research at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He has over 100 book chapters and Pubmed journal articles published, in press, or submitted. Internal Kaiser grants and other grants are available to fund your research time. Those who are interested should email a letter of interest and their CV to [email protected]. Please, no questions about the new residency program, as details are not available yet.
     

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