Anyone know about MD programs for PhDs?
porco at husc10.harvard.edu
Fri Apr 24 07:37:35 EST 1992
In article <1992Apr23.193506.25127 at casbah.acns.nwu.edu> gupta at casbah.acns.nwu.edu (Dhanesh Gupta) writes:
>> I am wondering what the motivation is for a PhD to go to
>> medical school... if it is to obtain an MD in order to practice
>> medicine there is only one route-- go through the normal medical
>> school training and then a residency and possibly a fellowship in
>> your selected speciality. If it is to put more letters behind
>> your name... why bother-- an MD is not necessary in order to do
>> biomedical research, although a RESEARCH fellowship would be
>> helpful, if not necessary.
allright, i'll bite. maybe i can learn something in the process.
QUESTION: in a field where there are OBVIOUS tensions between PhD's and
MD's when it comes down to biomedical research, doesnt the
additional 'MD' behind a 'PhD' automatically favorably bias
a reseracher's grant proposal when submitting for funding?
(of course, this question makes some assumptions, but i am
interested in hearing from people who agree AND/OR disagree
with the basic premise)
martin at slsiris2.harvard.edu
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