In my previous posts I have talked about ways to get involved in Medical School not only to give back to the community but also to make contributions in science. One of those ways as I am sure many of you are aware of is conducting research and getting that research published.
I have always been interested in research and have found ways to get involved since I was in college. But getting that research published is a long and challenging process. However, in this post I want to discuss some ways that medical students can get published, given that many of you have interesting work that deserves recognition!
One of the best ways to get started with the publishing process is to look for medical school-run journals. Yes, you read right…there are journals that are run by medical schools and students. They generally have many different categories in addition to clinical research such as “patient interaction experience, commentaries on existing research, and letters to the editor.”
Another way is to reach out to doctors in a field you are interested in and ask for interesting case studies. Many physicians have cases laying around that can be written up but just need some help to put the paper together. You’ll be surprised by the positive responses you get once you reach out!
Lastly, I encourage you to look for student essay competitions with various organizations because there are tons out there once you do a quick Google search. Not only will your work show up in an acclaimed journal but you can also quality for some quick cash to help with those medical school expenses.
I know that getting published in medical school can seem near impossible. But hopefully these tips have provided you some insight on how to get yourself known in the research community. If you have any tips on how you got your work published while in medical school leave them down below!