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Applauds to PLoS Medicine for initiating students forum

Posted by plosmedicine on 30 Mar 2009 at 23:42 GMT

Author: C.Jairaj Kumar
Position: Intern
Institution: Student Thinker's club,Kasturba Medical College
Additional Authors: Abhizith Deoker
Submitted Date: May 29, 2005
Published Date: May 30, 2005
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We congratulate and acknowledge PLoS Medicine for initiating students forum and its relentless efforts to encourage students participation across the globe. It is really a need for medical students especially from the developing world to be actively involved in research, reading journals, publishing papers and staying in touch with current developments in the field of medicine. Many developing countries lack a national level student medical journal for students to exchange their views and ideas; there by pacifying their thinking and making them hypnotic to issues like the influence of drug companies and neglected health problems in the poorer countries.
It will be really motivating, for students from third world countries for actively taking part in debate in the students forum of PLoS Medicine, which comprises of articles selected by student representatives across the world from every continent. The unique integration of student association with PLoS Medicine and its PharmaFree initiative will also enlighten the students about the influence of drug companies in medical practice and enables the students to realize their priorities in poorer countries for the future. There by may focus their attention on becoming professionals in developing new strategies in combating the killer infectious diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and dreaded malnutrition problems very common in poorer countries like vitamin deficiencies among children and iron deficiency among pregnant women. If this brief communication which is uncommissioned, encourages PLoS Medicine and associated student organizations for doing a good and wonderful work it would have amply served the purpose.

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