Can you suggest ideas for ICMR research (STS) in dermatology? For ICMR-STS, you have to depend on a guide from your medical school. So, it would largely be guided by her/his experience of working in the medical school. The topic that you can do, would depend on what kind of clinical materials, patients and mentorship you … Continue reading Dermatology Topics for ICMR-STS
There are very limited opportunities for Indian medical students and even residency trainees, to engage in high quality mentorship program focusing on development of research skills. The newly launched DIPS program is one such. I am reproducing the content from the India Alliance website below. You can check their site out here. Rapid developments in … Continue reading Research Mentorship for MBBS/MD Students in India: The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Program
One of the most discussed, debated and controversial issues in medical research is the p-value. I came across Ronald Fisher's take on this matter in his work, Statistical Methods for the Research Worker, 1925 (the text of this work has been made available online by Christopher D. Green of the York University): “The value for … Continue reading Ronald Fisher and Some Thoughts on the p-Value
Nature has recently opened up its vast treasure trove to all those who know someone with access to them. Here I wonder at the irony of the fact that they are raising more barriers in the name of access!
The Indian Council of Medical Research has a run a very prestigious and increasingly sought after summer research programme for MBBS students in India, called the Short Term Studentship (STS) Program since 1979. They have opened up the call for applications for the program for 2015. You can check out more about the program here. … Continue reading ICMR Opens STS-2015 Applications: Research Opportunity for Undergraduate Medical Students in India