Opinion: NIH needs to create a National Institute of Surgery

I recently received the 42nd grant rejection of my academic career, bringing my overall success rate down to 10%. I was disappointed, of course, but rejection is a well-entrenched part of the academic game. It prompted me, though, to look at this game from the perspective of a surgeon who works in global health and writes grants to fund surgery research.

I asked myself three questions:

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Opinion: NIH needs to create a National Institute of Surgery

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