Sunday, September 9, 2012

Publication trends by speciality among Internal Medicine residents

A recent study done published in the American J of Medicine suggests that internal medicine residents publish their research during residency and continue to publish up to 5-7 years thereafter.  There is an exponential rise in number of publications compared to many years ago.  Interestingly, what caught my attention was the subspecialty breakdown in Figure 5 of the manuscript.  Gastroenterology had the highest number of publications ( 2 publications per person-year) 5-7 years after fellowship training. Interestingly, hematology was next at 1.59 and nephrology quickly followed at 1.56. Cardiology was at 1.0.  Rest all were < 1.0.
This is a positive trend at least in our field to be in the top 3 publications trends of specialty as moving the field forward is important part of nephrology as well.

1 comment:

  1. As the world rapidly growing, health care and medicine remain controversial and important topics. The demand for doctors and health care specialists is always high, yet it takes years of specialized education and training to train these individuals.


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