Changing Landscape of Career Opportunities in Medicine in the 21st Century: A Brave New World


Key Points

  • The importance of the Bayh-Dole Act in creating opportunities for university-based physician-scientists to become entrepreneurs.

  • New opportunities for physicians with computational mathematical skills in electronic clinical data management.

  • New opportunities in health-law, ethics, and informatics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineBoston University Clinical and Translational Science InstituteBostonUSA
  2. 2.Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep and Critical Care MedicineBoston Medical CenterBostonUSA

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