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Can folks who recently matched/involved in current research please explain the types of research opportunities that IMGs classically involve themselves in for better credentials.
a) Is it termed a Research Volunteer? Or a Research Assistant-ship?
b) What is a "Post-Doctoral Fellowship" that some do? (Not a fellowship applied through the match)
c) Value of research without publications

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Hey there all

Can folks who recently matched/involved in current research please explain the types of research opportunities that IMGs classically involve themselves in for better credentials.
a) Is it termed a Research Volunteer? Or a Research Assistant-ship?
b) What is a "Post-Doctoral Fellowship" that some do? (Not a fellowship applied through the match)
c) Value of research without publications

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1) You don't get paid and you're a volunteer === lowest yield, unlikely to publish. Must be desperate if you grab that position

2) Post-doc = Open to MDs, but normally MD-PhD or Phds. Decent salary you can live on in most places (43K yearly). Most post doc position want you to commit for at least 2 years since it takes a good 6-10months to train you to what the lab is doing, then they'll get another year out of you for research.

If you find an awesome PI that's MD or MD-PhD and you have a research background, they might be willing to let you go after a year if you're a hard worker.

3) Unless you're going into research, low value if you aren't publishing IMO.

Here's the thing, everyone likes the idea of research physician, but they aren't going to care if you haven't published anything in any high impact journal or presented often. Research Physician means you're on track to eventually get grants (read bring $$$ into Institution + fund your own salary) and publish (prestige for Institution). Is it like that everywhere, no, but that' just been my experience.

If you really are interested in research like some of us are, pursue it having the added bonus of making you a more competitive applicant AND better physician.

PM me if you have any research specific questions. I'm sometimes slow to respond, but I'd be happy to answer any of your questions.

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Gottit, very helpful, thanks a ton buddy
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