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How to Launch a Successful Career in Clinical Research
  1. Robert D. Toto, MD
  1. From the Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX.
  1. Reprints: Robert D. Toto, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390-8856. E-mail: Robert.toto{at}utsouthwestern.edu.

Tips on Making the Most of Available Resources

Abstract

Preparing for a career in academic medicine is both challenging and rewarding. Most trainees need guidance to successfully navigate the period of training and early years as a faculty member. An important aspect for young investigators is learning how to avail themselves of resources they will need to build a research program. This article provides some timely and valuable tips on how to lay the groundwork for long-term success as a clinical/translational researcher.

Key Words
  • protected time
  • mentor
  • publish
  • clinical research
  • protocol
  • implementation

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