Hey all, I was hoping for a little help from you guys. I am an IMG and want to enter a competitive specialty, but more than that I really love bench research. Doing a PhD will serve both purposes but the 5+ year duration is a bit too much as I will like to start clinical training within 4-5 years of my medical school graduation. I know that there are some accelerated PhD programs for people already matched in residency but are there such programs for people who've just graduated with an MD and haven't matched or started residency yet? Will be very thankful for any help.