Physician-scientists, individuals employed as clinical investigators or translational researchers, seek to bring discoveries from biomedical research initiatives into the clinical setting. Physician-scientists search for answers to clinical problems through experimentation in research laboratories, and apply research findings to improve patient treatments. Since physician-scientists provide a crucial link between biomedical science and clinical medicine, they play an essential role in medical research. Despite the need for physician-scientists, too few physicians devote their careers to biomedical investigation. Fewer physician-scientists practice than in previous decades, and fewer medical students are seeking research careers. Several challenges exist in the field of academic medicine, yet these may be overcome, for an individual to achieve a successful investigative career.
|Presenter:||Tiffany Telarico (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||3:45 pm (Session V)|