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Faculty drive research productivity of otolaryngology students

Posted: 2024-03-13

Source: UCI School of Medicine
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A recent study published in the journal Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery by Rutgers New Jersey Medical School found that UC Irvine School of Medicine had the highest number of medical student first-author ENT publications over a five-year period (2016-2021). UC Irvine students published 107 first-author publications, significantly higher than the average of 15.8 medical student first-author publications across all 116 ENT residency programs studied.

The UCI School of Medicine's Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery is committed to providing state-of-the-art care, academic innovation, and quality training and education. Involvement of medical students in research publications pushes forward UCI Health’s mission of Discover, Teach, Heal. The department is comprised of several clinician-scientists who perform basic science and/or translational research alongside their clinical practices. They take the time to foster relationships with medical students and often act as professional mentors. Some faculty combine their efforts into a research consortium, allowing research ideas to be generated and developed in a group environment. First-authored publications on research papers are considered a significant accomplishment in academic medicine and can be very beneficial to medical students interested in academic careers.