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If you get a SMP degree say at GeorgeTown yet don't get accepted to Med School would it still have other applications?
I pretty much disagree with this entire post.No. It's pretty much a degree you get to make yourself marketable to med schools. If you are looking for a fallback, a masters in hard science would be more valuable in terms of non-medicine, science oriented jobs. But those programs do not cater to premeds and don't really have a reviewable track record of getting students into med school.
I pretty much disagree with this entire post.
First, the SMP at Georgetown is an advanced degree in Physiology which IS a hard core science, so you would be more competitive for jobs for having completed it, especially in the Pharmaceutical Industry. For example, the difference in salary between a person with just a BS and a person with a Master's degree is at least 15K, depending on if you have any other lab type experience.
I have a Master's in a hard core science (Chemistry) and while my programs didn't "cater" to premeds what ever that means, I managed to get accepted to med school in 2000 due in large part to having completed this degree at a top school.
What does this mean? It simply means that what you "do" with your advanced degree is ENTIRELY up to you. You can "spin" it into a competitve app to med school or a job. BOTH options will require a certain amount of busting of the arse.
Last year, I took a class last with a guy from G'town's program that did exactly that. Did he spin it, was his Mom an MD with connections? Who knows?You're definitely *not* going to get any sort of research position based on this degree alone.
This goes with out saying. No one thing gets anyone, anything in the real world of employment. That's pretty much a given.However, spin is an intrinsic quality of the person holding the degree, not of the degree itself. .