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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 244-247

Academics anonymous: A medical student's 12-step guide to scholarly productivity

1 Faculty of Health Sciences, Michael G. Degroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2 Department of Psychiatry, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, Consultation-Liaison Service, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, California, USA
3 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Michael G. Degroote School of Medicine, Mcmaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
4 School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

Correspondence Address:
James A Bourgeois
Department of Psychiatry, Baylor Scott and White Health Central Texas Division and Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Temple TX
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_354_14

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An important aspect of academic medicine is publication in peer-reviewed journals and other media. Early scholarly productivity in medical school may jump-start a successful academic career. Topic choice, search methodology, writing strategies, mentorship, and collaboration are all fundamental to successful academic productivity. The authors reviewed the importance of instituting the germinal stages of scholarly productivity during medical training and created 12 steps for facilitating productive academic writing by students.

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