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.


Intellectual Property Career Opportunity Entrepreneurial Science Voice Recognition System Clinical Data Management 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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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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