[Skip to Content]
Medical students conduct research, with guest Dimitra Bourboulia, PhD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Opportunities allow future doctors to enhance their knowledge

Those studying to become doctors and scientists conduct research -- sometimes optional, sometimes required -- while working on their degrees. It can enhance their knowledge, making them better physicians, and sometimes leads to new career choices, explains Dimitra Bourboulia, PhD, the director of the Office of Research for Medical Students at Upstate's Norton College of Medicine. She describes the opportunities for, and value of, research for these trainees. Bourboulia is an associate professor in the department of urology and the assistant dean for undergraduate and graduate medical education.