Letters

Five futures for academic medicine

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7518.695-b (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:695

“Speed networking” may be one way forward

  1. Matthew J Ridd, MRC clinical research training fellow (m.ridd@bristol.ac.uk),
  2. Alison R G Shaw, lecturer in primary health care
  1. Academic Unit of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, Bristol BS6 6JL

    EDITOR—One way for universities to revitalise academic medicine might be to look outward.1 Research takes money, and competition for funding is fierce. The chances of success are improved by demonstrating an expertise in both subject area and appropriate methods. Collaboration can be one way to achieve this, but how do you know with whom to collaborate? It's not just …

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