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Bull Cancer. 2018 Jun;105(6):626-628. doi: 10.1016/j.bulcan.2018.04.005. Epub 2018 May 23.

Urging medical students to publish: Advantages, disadvantages and new challenges.

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1
Saint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine, Oncology Department, Beirut, Lebanon.
2
Saint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine, Oncology Department, Beirut, Lebanon. Electronic address: hampig.kourie@hotmail.com.

Abstract

As soon as they get accepted into medical school, students find themselves facing numerous expectations: coping with tremendous study burden, competing with others for the best rank, completing internships and participating in the race for publishing are only to name a few. This big juggle makes it hard for the medical student to focus on research. It is often easier to postpone publication and involvement in research to "later". In fact there are many advantages to publishing in the current publication system but there are many disadvantages as well. With the widespread of social media and open access systems, new challenges have arisen. The aim of this paper is to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of publishing in the current system while highlighting the new challenges that the students might need to overcome. Its aim is to provide medical students with information to enhance their understanding of the current publication system and thus most importantly, probe their desire to publish.

KEYWORDS:

Advantages; Challenges; Limitations; Medical students; Publish

PMID:
29801780
DOI:
10.1016/j.bulcan.2018.04.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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