Physician-Scientist Corner

“I chose science and medicine because of my attraction to public service and my desire to use science for humanitarian purposes. I feel strongly that there is no higher calling than science for the sake of human health. For those who aspire to commit their lives to biomedical research, they should appreciate and embrace this concept as it will serve as an extraordinary energizing force as they pursue their individual career paths.”

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Journal of Investigative Medicine, Volume 51(3):117-118, 2003
(Dr. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.)

Congratulations to Caroline Guild and Elizabeth Szabo on winning the 2023 Physician-Scientist Career Enhancement Travel Award for AACR and their abstract posters.

Articles of Interest

Pearls of wisdom for aspiring physician-scientist residency applicants and program directors

The national MD-PhD program outcomes study: Relationships between medical specialty, training duration, research effort, and career paths

Lawrence F. Brass, Myles H. Akabas, JCI Insight. 2019;4(19):e133009.

The national MD-PhD program outcomes study: Outcomes variation by sex, race, and ethnicity

Myles H. Akabas, Lawrence F. Brass, JCI Insight. 2019;4(19):e133010.

Physician-Scientist Workforce Working Group Report
June 2014

Physician-Scientist Workforce Working Group Presentation at the ACD Meeting
June 2014

A Golden Era of Nobel Laureates
Goldstein JL, Brown MS,  Science. 2012 2012 Nov 23;338(6110):1033-4. doi: 10.1126/science.1231699.

What Is Needed to Promote Translational Research and How Do We Get It?
Zucker D, J Investig Med. 2009; 57:468-470.

Strategies for Innovation and Interdisciplinary Translation Research
Benedyk M, J Investig Med. 2009; 57:477-481.

The Job Outlook for Physician-Scientists
Hede, K, December 2008.

Lost in a Dark Wood
Turka LA, J Clin Invest. 2007; 117:1734-5.

Physician-Scientists Are Needed Now More Than Ever
Varki A, Nature. April 2006; 440(7085):740.

The Physician-Scientist Career Pipeline in 2005 Build It, and They Will Come
Ley TJ, JAMA. 2005; 294:1343-1351.

Gaining, Training and Retaining Physician Scientists Should Be a National Priority
Bruce R. Bistrian, M.D., Ph.D., (This article appeared in the September 22, 2005 issue of Research Policy Alert and is copyrighted material.)

The Physician-Scientist, the State, and the Oath: Thoughts for Our Times
Coller BS, J Clin Invest. 2003; 116:2567-2570.

The Role of Medical School Admissions Committees in the Decline of Physician Scientists
Neilson EG, J Clin Invest. March 2003; 111(6):765-7.

The Challenge of Molecular Medicine: Complexity Versus Occam’s Razor
Sobie EA, Guatimosim S, Song LS, Lederer WJ, J Clin Invest. March 2003; 111(6):801-3.

Impact of Medical Student Research in the Development of Physician-Scientists
Solomon SS, Tom SO, Pichert J, Wasserman D, Powers AO, J Investig Med. May 2003; 51(3):149-56.

Attrition and Translation
Duyk G, Science. October 24, 2003; 302(5645):603-5.

Four Golden Lessons
Weinberg S, Nature. November 27, 2003; 426(6965):389.

The Clinical Investigator: Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered—But Still Love
Goldstein J, J Clin Invest. June 1997; 2803-2812.

Presidential Address to the American Society for Clinical Investigation
Benz E,  J Clin Invest. October 1992; 1177-1179.

On the Origin and Prevention of PAIDS (Paralyzed Academic Investigator’s Disease Syndrome)
Goldstein J, J Clin Invest. September 1986; 848-854.