Do you have the ambition to have a ph. d. in medicine a day?
Maybe you want to be a doctor, but in philosophy, rather
than a doctor, or in addition to being a medical doctor. If
you do, will a part of acquiring the degree be writing a
dissertation. This is a very long treatise on a particular
subject, you choose who is in your area of expertise. In
this case, the thesis would be on some areas of medicine.
Get ready for some long nights of research and then write
and lots of preparation and reformulated, once you have
written your first piece.
1. Make a list of all the topics or disciplines in medicine
that you are remotely interested. Be sure to make them as
concrete as possible. Be sure to categorize in what medical
area the subject falls into. For example, it would come
under internal medicine, obstretics-Gynecology, Pediatrics,
orthopedic surgery or Dermatology. Now narrow the list down
to ten topics that really interest you the most. You want to
choose a topic that peaks your interest, because you will
spend so much time researching and writing about it.
2. Rank each topic according to how much you are interested
in it from 1 to 10, where 1 is the most interested and 10 is
least interested. Be sure to select the topic in medicine,
you ultimately want to make your career in. For example, if
you want to be a dermatologist you will want to write your
dissertation on something that deals with skin regardless of
whether it is cancer or plastic surgery.
3. Limit your list to your top three subject areas that
interest you. Research these areas find 1-2 primary sources
on particular topic. Visit the local medical school
library-this will have the most up-to-date medical journals.
Note also how many sources, primary and secondary, are on
this specific topic for medicine. You will need to choose an
area of study in the end, as did a lot of research on it,
but not a lot to write about the specific area you have
cjpsem. Your thesis should be a research project. Keep this
in mind will help you to choose your dissertation topic. Now
write specialty--the main argument you will do research or
4. Go to the public library and the medical library, help,
to the first superficial list of primary and secondary
sources as a starting point for your research. Research as
much as you can find on your particular argument or
something relevant to your chosen topic. You can also check
whether there are any health organizations in the area, who
may have libraries. For example, the National Institutes of
Health has a very comprehensive library open to the public.
The State Health Department will also have a library, you
may want to visit for further research.
5. Going through each source you have found, and about a
notecard write down the title, author, publication date,
Publisher, and why you chose this source, and how it helps
your dissertation. Be sure to note any page numbers with
specific quotes or ideas that you want to use in your
thesis. Make any photo copies of medical journal articles,
because you probably won't be able to check these out.
Another resource is the Internet. Many medical journals have
most of their archives online now and for a small user fee
is worth it to get. The American Medical Association website
is another possible resource to get medical-related
information. It also has a list of doctors, organized by the
field of medicine to help you find local doctors, if you
have any further questions.
6. Explain the main arguments and organize the overall
format your dissertation. Now add to that the skeletal
outline with the specific medical journals and books and
ideas that support your thesis. Add any testimony from
doctors, you have as well as any medical studies or
experiments to support your thesis.