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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 101-105

Case reports and research productivity among Syrian medical students: Review, reality, and suggested solutions


1 Nephrology resident, Damascus Department of Health, Damascus, Syria
2 Medical student, Damascus University, College of Medicine, Damascus, Syria
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Correspondence Address:
Naji Alhamid
Damascus University, College of Medicine, Damascus
Syria
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Source of Support: Nil., Conflict of Interest: There are no conflicts of interest.


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0770.165119

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Medical students are precious seeds for better future medical research. Case reports writing may represent a relatively simple first step for beginners. Only 47 case reports are published in the literature by Syrian Medical Institutions compared to more than 500 case reports in a comparable country in the last 5 years. Many obstacles stand against developing fruitful research environment in Syria. Increasing awareness to research productivity in Syria along with comparative analysis is discussed in this article.


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