But is it publishable? Mastering the MMed message
The research requirement for South African specialist registration offers opportunities and challenges. For some clinicians it may spark a lifelong interest in clinical investigation, while for many others it may provide a potential publication opportunity. Integrating the specific requirements of an MMed mini-dissertation with those of standard medical publications can be difficult for first-time authors and their supervisors; published guidance caters to full-length laboratory Master’s or doctoral research. We suggest that research is more likely to be publishable if it is locally relevant, has a clear clinical message and is coherently presented.
A G Parrish, Department of Internal Medicine, Frere and Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals, East London, and Department of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology, Walter Sisulu University, East London, South Africa
E S Grossman, East London and Port Elizabeth Health Resource Centres, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
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Date published: 2020-07-29
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