The DEATH of the PHYSICIAN SCIENTIST
In this article published in JAMA Dermatology we demonstrate that MD-only physicians with NIH-funded research programs will become nonexistent in the near future if the current downward trend in federal funding continues. When tracked against PhD and MD/PhD researchers, physicians with ONLY and MD degree are losing funding at a dramatic rate. For more on this topic please see our article in JAMA Dermatology (Click Here-> http://bit.ly/Fundtrend).
Figure Legend: Graph-> The dollar amount of NIH grants awarded to investigators with MD degrees has decreased significantly (β = −1.35, R2 = 0.81). Meanwhile, the trends for MD/PhD and PhD investigators are not significant (β = 0.25, R2 = 0.15 vs β = −0.24, R2 = 0.03, respectively).
For more interesting trends please see our recent article in JAMA Dermatology-> http://bit.ly/Fundtrend