Research among medical students: The huge gap between training and expectations

Author(s):

Arash Rahimi, Seyed Hesam Addin Bani Hashemi

Abstract

In this article the importance of researching skills among medical students is highlighted. Moreover, it is explained why the issue is important and how far the educational system is from the ideal objectives. In addition, it is mentioned that there is a huge gap between how much students learn during their university courses and how much their professors and society expect them to accomplish. Finally, some suggestions are presented to improve the researching skills of the medical students.

Keywords

Research, medical students, training gap, unrealistic expectations

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