When Should We Start Doing Research and Publishing Papers?

Samiran Nundy, Atul Kakar, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

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Abstract

Although basic statistics are covered during the Preventive Medicine posting in the majority of medical schools in India there is no attention paid to research. However, globally many leading universities encourage their undergraduates to do research. A classic example of this was in 1923 when Charles Best was an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, he together with Banting and Mcleod, discovered insulin. Banting shared the Nobel Prize that he was subsequently awarded with his student Best. Another Nobel laureate, Alan Hodgkin, won the Nobel Prize in 1972 for his work on nerve transmission that he had begun as an undergraduate in Cambridge, England.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHow to Practice Academic Medicine and Publish from Developing Countries? A Practical Guide
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages31-37
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789811652486
ISBN (Print)9789811652479
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

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