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J Postgrad Med. 2020 Jan-Mar;66(1):35-37. doi: 10.4103/jpgm.JPGM_403_19.

Supplements to increase trainee-authored publications pertaining to medical education: A graduate's viewpoint.

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College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Medical trainees (i.e., students and residents) provide relevantly insightful perspectives pertaining to their 'medical education' at both undergraduate (i.e., medical school) and graduate (i.e., residency training) levels. Therefore, promoting related trainee-authored publications about such matters is critically important. However, unfortunately, not many medical trainees are able to voice their important education-related research findings in peer-reviewed journals. 'Journal-level' proposals to increase trainees' scientific scholarship are always warranted. Herein, medical journals are called to play an innovative pivotal role in further promoting the desired trend of trainee-authored publications. To that end, periodically throughout the year, mainstream (general or education-focused) medical journals are encouraged to facilitate supplements entirely dedicated to trainee-authored research contributions in the field of 'medical education'. The grounds, dynamics, challenges and benefits of this supplement-based approach are discussed.


Journal supplement; medical education; medical resident; medical students; research publication

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