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Challenges for a successful career as a PhD student

Authors Zaninotto AL, Paiva TS, André M, Mattos BS, Paiva WS

Received 10 October 2016

Accepted for publication 13 October 2016

Published 16 February 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 93—94


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Professor Vera Ehrenstein

Ana Luiza Zaninotto,1 Tatiana Saito Paiva,2 Marcia André,2 Beatriz Silva Mattos,2 Wellingson Silva Paiva3

1Division of Psychology, Clinics Hospital at University of São Paulo Medical School, 2Department of Surgery, Prosthesis, and Maxillofacial Trauma, University of Sao Paulo Dentistry School, 3Division of Neurological Surgery, Department of Neurology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

Recently, we read publications relating to helping students to improve their scientific thinking and writing;1,2 in which Sørensen wrote a brilliant paper entitled “I-determinants for successful PhD or postdoctoral outcome”.3 There is a new world in clinical and experimental research with many challenges for training new researchers. There is notable intensification of the International Scientific Cooperation, requiring more systematic programs for PhD students and research fellow training. In this paper, the author describes his extensive experience relating on how to identify the characteristics of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows that can successfully perform the training program and became an independent researcher.

View original paper by Sørensen.

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