[Nature]What makes a good PhD student?

5/21/2006 ·

Article source: Nature
Nature 441, 252 (May 2006) | doi:10.1038/nj7090-252b
What makes a good PhD student?
Georgia Chenevix-Trench
Georgia Chenevix-Trench is principal research fellow at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Australia.

Doing a PhD should be fun and rewarding, because you can spend all your working time discovering things and pursuing ideas — and getting paid for it, without any administrative responsibilities. Those who stick with a career in science do so because, despite the relatively poor pay, long hours and lack of security, it is all we want to do...

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