MD vs. PhD (who would win in a fight)?
st9545x8 at post.drexel.edu
Sun Sep 29 20:56:13 EST 1996
I am a college student on the verge of insanity due to career choice
problem. I am strongly considering Medical School at the moment, but
getting a Ph.D in within my scope as well. I've been an intern at the
National Cancer Insitute for almost 3 years now; although I am not doing
too badly in research, I'd rather not do it for a living. My mom works
at a hospital and she recently told me that I should not go to Medical
School because the the massive responsibilities etc. She suggested that
I should go into research instead.
Now, I am looking at the MD/Ph.D program as well, but it seems all the
programs directs toward research when you finally receive the degree. Do
you have any opinion regarding my career perplexity? My ultimate goal is
to be a doctor and can do research part-time as well. I have very good
grade, extracurricular activities and work experience that would get me
into either profession. Which road should not be taken? I really prefer
a professional point-of-view. Thanks.
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