the ultimate goal is to shorten the distance between the laboratory bench and the bed of the sick.
Dreaming of a white coat ‘hybrid’ – a “perfectly ‘bilingual’, i.e. able to speak the language of the clinic as one of the basic research” – one of the faces of the più known of Italian science: Pier Paolo Di Fiore of the Ifom-Ieo campus and the università degli Studi di Milano, coordinator of the committee established by Airc (Italian Association for cancer research) to put the donation of 5 per thousand già received by about 800 thousand taxpayers of the Boot.
“we Need to bring more più young doctors in the laboratory,” explains Flower today in the lombard capital, on the sidelines of the presentation of the special programme ‘Clinical Molecular Oncology – 5 per mille’, financed with 75 million euros in 5 years to “change the face of cancer”, is the challenge launched by the association. “In the past In Italy there existed a great tradition of doctors-researchers – remember the scientist – but then a reform of the Facultyà of Medicine has reduced the time that future physicians are able to spend in the laboratory”. Result: in our Country today, “the clinical and research speak languages in part different.
we All know that the integration of the two worlds is an easy thing,” admits Bloom. But the interest of the patient must prevail and therefore “is essential to an effort of genius, willà and also of the economy to achieve this goal.” The scientist suggests, for example, ‘an anglo-saxon recipe’: “università the Italian could think of to start integrated courses in MD/PhD – says – In this way you would have a unique route of training with a duration of 8-9 years, against 10 in average of the current degree più phd the next,” he adds.
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