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To the Editor: The dilemmas concerning MD-driven
"clinical research" highlighted by the NIH Director's Panel on Clinical Research1 and by Dr Schechter2
and Dr Shine3 are critically important for
academic medicine. The expressed views are highly appropriate, given the tremendous
challenges facing physicians in academics. However, a critical point appears
to have been largely overlooked. The reader is left with the impression that
all physician-based (whether MD or MD/PhD) research is the same. This clearly
is not the case and leads to confusion about the kinds of research physicians
are performing, as well as the kinds of research that are in jeopardy.
Rockey D. The Crisis in Clinical Research. JAMA. 1999;282(20):1913–1916. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-20-jbk1124
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