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Old 09-23-2012
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Question Type of research?

what exactly does research mean, can it be an epidemiological survey, clinical drug trial or does it has to be lab work looking for second messengers or tumor markers for example?
also when a program says research is mandatory during residency what exactly are they talking about.
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There are two major types of research;

Clinical Research; such as what you mentioned of surveys, drug trials, case series, case-control, ...etc
Bench Research; usually at basic sciences level, such as experimental mice, molecular biology, pharmacology, ....etc

Both types of research are highly appreciated by residency programs.

Both types of research can be done by residents and fellows during residency/fellowship, however, clinical research is far more common.

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