Working at a Cancer Research Laboratory as a Medical Student: Experience of an Indian Student Studying Medicine in Russia




Medical Student, Russia, Biomedical Research


Medical education is incomplete without any experience in medical research. In Russia, many international students study medicine, and some of them indulge in research along with their teachers and supervisors in different fields of medicine. Being one of such students, I narrated my experience of working at a cancer research laboratory in a Russian university and discussed the opportunities and difficulties that an international medical student might face while studying medicine and doing research simultaneously.


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2022-05-16 — Updated on 2022-10-21


How to Cite

Mani, S. (2022). Working at a Cancer Research Laboratory as a Medical Student: Experience of an Indian Student Studying Medicine in Russia. International Journal of Medical Students, 10(3), 321–323. (Original work published September 28, 2022)