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Writing Thesis for Speciality Courses in Medicine

  • Vikram Kate
  • Nina V. Kate
  • Mohsina Subair
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Abstract

  • The thesis is defined as the final outcome of systematic research on a topic, which is presented as a requirement for acquisition of an academic degree.

  • Thesis work helps in assessing the scientific aptitude of the candidates rather than their clinical ability.

  • Careful planning and execution of the work includes various steps and a systematic approach to these can help in successful completion.

  • Thesis work should be presented in a way that captures the reader’s imagination and not as an assortment of facts.

  • The conventional structure of a thesis comprise title page, certificates, table of contents, acknowledgment, introduction, aims and objectives, review of literature, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, summary and appendices.

  • The student should be aware of the various “Don’ts of thesis writing” to avoid last minute hassles and rejection/revision.

  • MD/MS thesis is carried out under the affiliation of a university, whereas DNB is affiliated to the National Board of Examinations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vikram Kate
    • 1
  • Nina V. Kate
    • 2
  • Mohsina Subair
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgery and Senior Consultant General and Gastrointestinal SurgeonJawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and ResearchPondicherryIndia
  2. 2.National Board of Examinations, Rajiv Gandhi Government Women and Children HospitalPondicherryIndia
  3. 3.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryPostgraduate Institute Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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