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Question What type of research that is appreciated by Program Directors?

so hi there

now one of things that make the program directors intersted in you during applying for the match is researches

so what is research really mean in this prospective?
is it discover new things?
is it gather data about subject as college asks us to do ?
is it something i have to dedicated my time for it?like a master or PhD?

what is it really?

also as a medical student what type of researches i can contribute in that can be added to my CV?

is everyone allow to publish in PubMed?

where i can get start from in this direction?

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Among US physicians the word research means a project accomplished by a single or multiple physicians or scientists in order to answer a question or to investigate a clinical or medical or basic scientific issue. Such a project is usually published in scientific and medical journals.

If you want the publication to appear in PubMed you need to pick a journal that is indexed by Medline (check this link Journals Indexed by Medline)

However, what you mentioned in your post, like small projects for looking into something, poster presentations, conference participation, preparing seminars, ..etc are all appreciated by program directors but to a much lesser extent than a formal research project that has been actually published.

For details about the best research that you can do in order to impress residency program check this post by Sabio
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If you want the publication to appear in PubMed you need to pick a journal that is indexed by Medline (check this link Journals Indexed by Medline)
Thank you, I tried to understand what is written in that link!! It is still unclear for me! I can not find the names of Journals nor their requirements for publishing!
May you help me ??
Thank you
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Thank you, I tried to understand what is written in that link!! It is still unclear for me! I can not find the names of Journals nor their requirements for publishing!
May you help me ??
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OK, this link is better
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/en...rrentlyindexed

There are over 5.5K journals in that list! Each journal has it's own requirements and submission guidelines.
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