physician scientist

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    AMCAS Personal Statement vs MD/PHD Essay

    Hi all, thanks for reading! I am having a lot of trouble writing different essays for the primary application Personal Statement and MD/PhD essay. For me, I have one narrative: how I've bounced between meaningful clinical inspiration and taken those experiences into basic research on the...
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    Am I qualified for MD/PhD?

    Currently debating between MD and MD/PhD. I understand the differences between the programs, and I'm really leaning towards MD/PhD because I've loved my research experiences as an undergrad. My biggest kicker (I think) is that I first authored a paper accepted by a pretty high impact factor...
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    Best route to becoming a physician scientist?

    Greetings, I’m a medicine ungrad in Jordan. Still at my first year. Since i was a high school senior i came across a video of a physician scientist on YouTube explaining what he does and the massive variety of the things he does on a daily basis and ever since I knew right away that this is my...
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    MD vs MD/PhD?

    Hi there, I'm seeking friendly advice from people who have considered both MD and MD/PhD programs. Before you jump on me for not knowing if I want to do a dual degree or not and telling me I can't do it halfheartedly...I know. That's why I'm here. A bit about me: I've been pre-med since high...
  5. K

    What benefits come with a MD degree if i want to do medical research as a career?

    Greetings, I’m fresh out of high school and I’m really interested in doing medical research as a career. But I’m not sure whether to go the phd route or the md/phd route. I’m an international student so the decision has to be made right now. I can’t got to college and get a Bsc in life Sciences...
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    URM female chances MSTP

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    MD/PhD Chances and Advice. A thread for a student in need.

    Hey y’all… As you can see from the thread title, I’m interested in hearing what others have to think about my chances of getting into a MD/PhD program. A little bit (or a lot) of background on myself: BIOGRAPHY -Junior at a small private university in Iowa -Earning BS in Biochemistry and BA in...
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    Doing Research in an Unrelated Field as a Physician Scientist

    Hello all, I was wondering, do most (or all) physician-scientists do research in an area aligned with their medical practice? I know a common reason that many people go the MD/PhD route is so seeing patients can give them better insight that will help their research. However, I would just like...
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    Physician-Scientist dream... what should be done? Residency/PhD/Fellowship?

    Hi! I'm a 2nd year medical student in a tough spot. I want to have a future doing translational research / clinical on spinal cord injury repair and neural plasticity - a post-neurology fellowship offered in very limited locations. Now I am left to decide a few options: A) The...
  10. Kojo90

    Major GPA repair in prep for MSTP applications

    Hey all. So I have a few questions and I'm open to all advice! So as the title suggests my undergraduate GPA was not good (sub 3.0) I did have several leadership positions, shadowing, significant research hours (no publications however), vounteering experiences. I'm currently in an accelerated...
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    Will 2 master's hurt my chances of MD/PhD?

    Hello All, I am simply hoping for some honest feedback for my unique (at least to me and to those I've spoken with) situation. In undergrad I performed quite well at a state school (3.82 for both science and cum GPAs). I was involved in a lot of teaching activities at my institution and like...
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    PhD before MD? What are major disadvantages?

    *please don't quote--using anonymous username* tl;dr I'm in an MPhil program working on an anticancer project at the University of Cambridge under the Gates Cambridge scholarship, and I've been offered to stay for a PhD. My goal was always MD (strongly evident based on volunteering/involvement)...
  13. sat0ri

    NIH OxCam Program, Track 3--Do MSTP schools dislike this?

    Based on the figure below, I'm curious if the track 3 NIH MD/PhD pathway might but you at a disadvantage when applying to dual MD-PhD programs? My reasoning is that, if you spent your PhD somewhere else, what incentive is there for the med school to pay for your tuition if you will not be...
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    MD/PhD F30 Eligibility Question

    Hello all, I'm completing an MD/PhD through a non-traditional route. During my first year of medical school I decided I wanted to pursue a PhD as well and was granted a leave of absence from my university to pursue one at a different university following completion of M2 year and passing of...
  15. Golden-Future

    Do you guys contact the MD/PhD program directors of the schools your interested in applying?

    Do you guys contact the MD/PhD program directors of the schools your interested in applying? If so when is the best time? And is it through email,phone or in person? What do your conversations usually involve? -There are so few spots available for MD/PhDs, so I feel that the people that contact...
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    Nanomedicine physician - scientist specialties?

    I'm a biomedical engineering undergrad toying with the idea of conducting nanotheranostics research and becoming a physician - scientist in the future. I know I've got lots of time to choose a specialty, but I'm just curious, what specialties are nanoparticles most applicable to (apart from...
  17. decisonsdecisions

    A Physician-Scientist vs a Physician+Scientist Collaboration

    I have read several opinions on the current state of the physician-scientist training program. I have also viewed reports on the career prospects of Md/PhD graduates. I would still like to know: 1. Have physician-scientists out performed their pure scientist counterparts in producing...
  18. mathlete

    Switch out of fellowship physician-scientist track?

    I would really appreciate people's input on whether it is possible to switch out of a physician scientist track in cardiology fellowship (4 year, spot taken outside the match) into a regular 3 year training. I am now realizing that while I still want to have an academic career, my passion is in...
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    Questions for physician-scientists in biotech, from an incoming medicine resident

    I'm an outgoing 4th year med student in the US, and excited to start my residency for internal medicine this July. Though I know that it's impossible to prepare for intern year, I think it can make a difference knowing what long-term career options are available and which one I'd like to pursue...
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    Questions for physician-scientists in biotech, from an incoming medicine resident

    I'm an outgoing 4th year med student in the US, and excited to start my residency for internal medicine this July. Though I know that it's impossible to prepare for intern year, I think it can make a difference knowing what long-term career options are available and which one I'd like to pursue...
  21. Barbara4

    Advice on reapplying for MD/PhD or matriculating to MD

    Hi pals, I have a feeling you've probably heard a version of my question before, but I couldn't find previous threads that addressed this so here it goes: As an undergrad, I struggled to decide if I wanted to go MD or MD/PhD, I enjoyed research but I wasn't confident that I liked it enough for...
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    Why MD/PhD? Essay Reader

    Would anyone out there be willing to read and critique my MD/PhD essay?
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    What should i do?

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    What should i do?

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    MD or MD/PhD dilemma

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