On Wednesday, February 10, Dr. Rajil Karnani came to the East Lansing campus to talk to the students in the MSRJ Elective about careers in academic medicine. He presented about the many ways to become involved in academia, and the variety of career pathways that academic medicine can offer. He covered the advantages and disadvantages to consider, along with the keys to success that he has learned over the years. Dr. Karnani also gave some personal anecdotes on his experience and some tricks of the trade that he wished he knew when he entered the field. Lastly, Dr. Karnani fielded questions from the 30 students who attended the lecture. The students enjoyed the lecture and found it very informative, as careers in academic medicine are seldom talked about during our learning and training.
Student question and answer session with Dr. Rajil Karnani.
Dr. Rajil Karnani lectures to the MSRJ Elective students about pursuing a career in academic medicine.
Each spring the MSRJ organizes an elective for students interested in learning how to critically evaluate research. As a part of the elective we invite guest speakers to speak to us about the importance of research and have interactive sessions on how to act as peer reviewers for articles submitted to our journal. To raise awareness of the upcoming elective and promote interest in our journal, the MSRJ hosted a ping-pong tournament/pizza party in both the East Lansing and Grand Rapids Campus. The winner in Grand Rapids was Cory Messingschlager and the winner in East Lansing was former MSU tennis star Christian Roehmer. Both guys won a $25 gift card to Starbucks, an official ping-pong trophy, and most importantly bragging rights.
Dr. Stephanie Watts, professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at MSUCOM, spoke to MSRJ elective students about scientific communication and publishing. Continue reading
Dr. Henry Barry, professor in the Dept. of Family Medicine and Associate Chair for Academic Affairs at MSUCHM spoke to MSRJ elective students about peer reviewing and evidence-based medicine.
Dr. Janet Osuch, breast surgeon and Assistant Dean of Preclinical Curriculum at MSUCHM, spoke with MSRJ elective students about experience publishing research and handling difficult feedback.
It’s the first meeting and our “Introduction to MSRJ” Elective is off to a fast start!
[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #18453B;”]D[/dropcap]r. Solomon, an author, expert reviewer and editor gave medical students experience driven advice on February 13th, 2013. Dr. Solomon first informed the students of his expertise and then opened the floor to questions. Often reviewers struggle with giving constructive feedback to the authors; to this, Dr. Solomon noted it is important to be specific.