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Avicenna J Med. 2015 Oct-Dec;5(4):101-5. doi: 10.4103/2231-0770.165119.

Case reports and research productivity among Syrian medical students: Review, reality, and suggested solutions.

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Nephrology resident, Damascus Department of Health, Damascus, Syria.
Medical student, Damascus University, College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, Chicago, Illinois, USA.


Medical students are precious seeds for better future medical research. Case reports writing may represent a relatively simple first step for beginners. Only 47 case reports are published in the literature by Syrian Medical Institutions compared to more than 500 case reports in a comparable country in the last 5 years. Many obstacles stand against developing fruitful research environment in Syria. Increasing awareness to research productivity in Syria along with comparative analysis is discussed in this article.


Research productivity; case reports; medical students

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