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Should I write this for a pending publication?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by MisterFutu, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. MisterFutu

    MisterFutu Membership Revoked

    Jun 7, 2015
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    Should I write I co-authored the paper, "..."
    Or should I write, I am a co-author for the paper, "..."

    In context, I did not write up any of the manuscript and did the grunt, research technician work. I did collaborate with the team and helped analyzed our project.

    I'm concerned that during the interview, if adcoms question me about this, they might be offended if I wrote I co-authored the paper instead of I am a co-author because they will know I did not do the harder part which is critically thinking and writing up the manuscript.

    Thank you in advance.
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  3. NotASerialKiller

    2+ Year Member

    Jul 7, 2015
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    Neither one implies that you wrote the manuscript. Co-authors are contributors to the research. I guess the second phrasing makes that more clear but I doubt anyone reading your application will be confused by this.
    WedgeDawg, MisterFutu and md-2020 like this.
  4. Catalystik

    Catalystik Platinum
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    Sep 4, 2006
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    Why not be up front and state your place on the author's list? The citation will reveal this anyway.

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