This is a free research initiative to help International Medical Students and Graduates venture into research and become published authors. We aim to publish in only PubMed indexed journals, and most projects are completed from draft to submission within a span of 2-3 months.
You will be trained under experienced mentors, with weekly zoom calls and one on one assistance, right from choosing a topic, to drafting an article to pressing the “publish” button, all of this is completely free of cost! We aim to have exclusive groups of 6 mentees per project/team, and only the publication / editing costs (only if applicable) as deemed by the PubMed indexed journals after submitting are to be borne by our mentees.
If this is something you would be interested in, please contact us through this website (Click on the Contact Us option on this website menu), and we will get back to you shortly!
KINDLY NOTE: If you have filled the contact form once before, please do not fill it again. We would have already registered your name. You will get an email from us confirming your application, once you have registered.
We have received an overwhelming number of applications and we are reaching out to everyone based on our new acceptance policy. Please read about our new acceptance policy under the “Projects & News” menu.
The current wait time for Internal Medicine teams is 10-12 months & for Pediatrics and Neurology teams is 6-8 months. We will reach out to you in a couple of weeks/months, depending on your form answers and further screening.
We request you to kindly be patient with us as we navigate through the applications.
Learn More about your Mentors!
Avanthika Chaithanya (MBBS) is an ECFMG certified physician and an incoming pediatric PGY1 resident at Mount Sinai Elmhurst in New York City. She loves working with children! She has 5 months of US Clinical Experience in Pediatrics, 8 Months of US Research Experience and is currently working in a pediatric outpatient practice. She fell in love with Pediatrics ever since her first rotation at med school, and here she is now, aspiring to be a pediatrician, to cure little ones everywhere! She is passionate towards child and adolescent healthcare and health equity for all.
She enjoys working in academic research, and has a 20+ pubmed indexed publications in the fields of Pediatrics and Primary Care Medicine. She is a member of the Editorial Boards for European Journal of Medical Research (Springer-Nature), International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Journal of Biometrics and Meta-analysis Research, International Journal of Clinical Research, International Journal of Academic and Scientific Research, International Journal for Medical Students, Annals of Pediatrics and Archives of Chronic Diseases. She is a member of the Review Panels for many international journals.
Apart from being the co-founder of “The Otto Research Initiative for IMGs”, Dr Avanthika also founded the “KIMS Scientific Society”, in her alma mater Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, to encourage young medical students to step into the field of research. She is also the founder of “The Safe Space”, a free 24/7 anonymous support helpline for young kids and adolescents, to advocate for better mental health and well-being of children worldwide.
In her spare time, she volunteers with various NGOs and organisations like Rotary International and Red Cross to help and serve underprivileged children. She conducts menstrual hygiene talks for young girls to spread menstrual awareness, and free health camps for children of all ages, to ensure accessible health care for all. She is also currently functioning as the Head of Operations for “Rama Rao Charitable Trust”, an NGO which helps with free housing and educational opportunities for underprivileged students in Bangalore, India.
Sharan Jhaveri (MBBS) is an aspiring Internal Medicine Residency applicant for the NRMP Match 2023-2024. He has always been passionate about medicine, its clinical and its academic side.
Dr. Jhaveri’s passion for academia is evident in his appetite for novel research projects. As co-investigator to multiple projects since the beginning of med-school, he published his first research paper on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the 3rd Year of M.B;B.S. From that point on, he has never looked back, going on to publish multiple research papers centered around Internal Medicine and Orthopedics. He currently serves on the Board of Editors and Reviewer Panels in multiple Scientific Journals.
Moreover, he loves the podium, having presented his papers and posters at various national and international conferences, including the All Wales Undergraduate Cardiovascular Conference (GOLD/ORAL), Annual National Conference of Association of Physiologist of India (GOLD/ORAL), Adrenaline Medical Conference ( GOLD/ORAL) , CARDIOCON National Conference (GOLD/POSTER), ISCOMS( Amsterdam) , SMISS( Las Vegas) , CUGH (Washington DC), IMSCB (Bucharest) ,SURGICON (Bucharest), CIMSC ( Craiova), SAMSACON (Kolkata), SWASTHYACON (Ahmedabad) etc.
Being acutely aware of the lack of accessibility to good mentorship and research methodology, Dr. Jhaveri co-founded the Otto Research Initiative. “We’re all curious, we just need to find a way to act on that curiosity” he says.
To him, research projects are the perfect place to exercise 3 of his fondest hobbies- Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship and Scientific Discovery. Combined with a love for statistics, he aspires to dive deeper into Data Science and its applications in healthcare.