As in, you want to move into a BMedRes degree, or you’d like to do honours/masters/PhD after you finish nursing? If the latter, then your best bet is to speak to your nursing degree teaching staff and have a look at what postgraduate options your university offers.Hi All,
Does anyone know what I would need to do in order to go into medical research after having completed an undergrad in nursing?
Thanks a lot!
Hey! I am thinking of this kind of research (below)Depends on the kind of capacity you'd like to work in medical research. The stated ambition "to go into medical research" is nebulous - can you clarify further?
Sorry I don’t really know of roles.You don't seem to understand my question. There are many roles that can be fulfilled in medical research - large clinical trials, for instance, involve the input of hundreds of people who all do different jobs within that trial. What role do you envisage playing in medical research?
Hmmmm. I believe that is the goal of medical research in general.Hahaha I just figured. So I am thinking things like trying to find causes and treatments of diseases or improve treatment of diseases, improve understanding of a disease.
In a lab, I would pick pre clinical, since I imagine that would involve me trying to determine the cause and treatment of functional neurological disorder. Sorry guys I really appreciate your efforts to help, I am very ignorant with regards to this.Do you see yourself working in a laboratory, or in a hospital? It seems you really don't know what "medical research" actually entails. Suggest you do a bit of reading around the internet: first, Google what the difference is between "clinical research", "translational research" and "preclinical research". Then, as an educational exercise, try to imagine how those three branches of research might contribute to the discovery of a cause of an illness or the improvement of its management. Then, imagine what kind of people and roles might exist in each of those branches.
To be honest I am not really sure of how hard that would be but I guess that doesn't make it impossible. So is a medical degree MD/MBBS or it can be BMedRes?Are you aware of how feasible that ambition is? What you're essentially describing is a clinician researcher: someone with laboratory credentials and authority, who works with the pre-clinical development of a theory, and then sees it to fruition into a clinical trial which tests the hypotheses generated in the lab. That represents only a very small handful of doctors in this country. Be aware that the vast majority never reach that pinnacle of achievement. Hypothetically, in reference to your original question, to be a clinician researcher as described, you are looking at completion of a medical degree, plus a PhD, plus extra post-doctoral fellowship years before you'd even be considered competitive in those circles.
Medical degree, then specialty training after graduation, plus a full PhD, plus post-doc fellowship. That's bare minimum to be even considered a contender. Not impossible, but be aware that this represents a small fraction of very, very dedicated and gifted people.To be honest I am not really sure of how hard that would be but I guess that doesn't make it impossible. So is a medical degree MD/MBBS or it can be BMedRes?
Ok thanks you!Medical degree, then specialty training after graduation, plus a full PhD, plus post-doc fellowship. That's bare minimum to be even considered a contender. Not impossible, but be aware that this represents a small fraction of very, very dedicated and gifted people.