Originally Posted by Prettypuff1
For me the, Ph.D. isnt a route into medical school. I understand that won't really help. I do want my PhD very badly and I was hoping to also see if it is possible to link my research interests and desire to see and treat patients.
Again, getting a PhD because you want to conduct clinical research as a physician is like swatting a fly with a Buick. It is absolutely unnecessary, and the process will only decrease the odds that you will end up matriculating into an MD or DO program.