Becoming a researcher: the professional choice as a process

Data collected from a qualitative research carried out with postgraduate Biomedical students are provided. Theoretical framework constructed by Pierre Bourdieu was privileged. Results show the need to focus the professional choice in biomedical sciences as a process, bearing in mind: (1) the countless factors that pervade the academic trajectory and (2) the impact produced by deep transformations in the academic field.

Professional choice; biomedical research; graduate students as researchers

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