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Plenty of Time to Publish on GLSI before Residency Application Deadline

Match Day is November 6 this year. For medical students applying to residency programs, publication in the Global Library of Scientific Images (GLSI) can be a great way to distinguish themselves from the pool of candidates. GLSI is a collection of high-quality, peer-reviewed medical and scientific images, often from smaller research projects. While still peer-reviewed for quality and validity, the publication process at GLSI is quick due to the size of many submitted projects.

The quantity and quality of an applicant’s research publications has been noted as a positive factor in residency applications. Published research also distinguishes candidates from those with submitted research only.

A track record of published research is even more important in 2020 to differentiate oneself in this altered environment. The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in challenges for medical students to achieve some of the other key components for a good residency application. These include robust letters of recommendation from in-person clerkships that have instead become virtual care giving sessions. The ability to distinguish oneself in a face-to-face program visit has also changed with many residency interviews now virtual. A track record of published research is even more important in 2020 to differentiate oneself in this altered environment.

The GLSI editorial board is aware of the approaching October 21 residency program application deadline and will be promptly reviewing submitted images. Submissions can be simple or complex and range from normal to abnormal. All images must be of the highest quality.

The first step to publication is to register on the GLSI website. Registration is free and open to anyone age 16 or older. Once registered, you can submit your images and research for peer review and publication. You also gain access to all of GLSI’s images and are licensed to use the content.