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From academia to data science in healthcare: Is the learning path any different?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vik Kumar Nov 20. 4 Replies

I’m transitioning from almost a decade of academic bench research (B.S. in neuroscience), publications, and advanced statistical models (SPSS, SAS proc mixed). My goal is to do scientific analyses in…Continue

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Vik Kumar liked Abel Fischer's discussion From academia to data science in healthcare: Is the learning path any different?
Nov 20
Vik Kumar replied to Abel Fischer's discussion From academia to data science in healthcare: Is the learning path any different?
"Hi Abel, First, some info on my background: I have a MD degree and I am currently working as a data scientist.  After I got the MD degree, I realized medicine wasn't for me, and so I went back to school to get a MS in Computational Science…"
Nov 20
Tim Matteson liked Abel Fischer's discussion From academia to data science in healthcare: Is the learning path any different?
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Steve Musiol replied to Abel Fischer's discussion From academia to data science in healthcare: Is the learning path any different?
"I have a clinical background (BS in Clinical Laboratory Science) and have made the jump to a technical data analyst (not quite data scientist, but a good jumping off point at least in my company). I'm finishing a master's in health…"
Nov 15
Abel Fischer replied to Abel Fischer's discussion From academia to data science in healthcare: Is the learning path any different?
"Thanks for your response – I have read quite a few of your articles on this blog and have found them insightful. Indeed, I am going into data science precisely because healthcare has untapped potential requiring thoughtful analyses. There are…"
Nov 14
Vincent Granville replied to Abel Fischer's discussion From academia to data science in healthcare: Is the learning path any different?
"My experience is opposite. Not that I am looking for a job in Academia, but more and more, I am doing academic-level research in theoretical & applied math, on my own, that involves a lot of data science in a setting very similar to…"
Nov 13
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From academia to data science in healthcare: Is the learning path any different?

I’m transitioning from almost a decade of academic bench research (B.S. in neuroscience), publications, and advanced statistical models (SPSS, SAS proc mixed). My goal is to do scientific analyses in healthcare/pharma (not much interest in marketing/finance). I’ve read a lot about different paths and perused healthcare DS job postings which almost always require Master’s (MS) or PhD. It seems that someone with my lack of background in CS would greatly benefit from getting an MS in Analytics or…See More
Nov 13

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I am transitioning from years in academia and statistics into data science.
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Professional Status
Student
Years of Experience:
3 (statistics)
Industry:
Academia
Your Job Title:
Statistician/Researcher
How did you find out about DataScienceCentral?
Online searches
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Finding a new position, New venture, Other
What is your Favorite Data Mining or Analytical Website?
http://datascience.stackexchange.com/
What Other Analytical Website do you Recommend?
http://https://www.quora.com/topic/Data-Science

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