Best specialties for MD/PhD?

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  1. PhlyingPhoenix

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    Which medical specialties would be the most manageable with an MD/PhD who is looking to do both research and medicine following the typical 80%-20% model?
     
  2. RustBeltOnc

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    Pathology, so you can pursue research in the increasingly common 100 % - 0% model.
     
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    ratherbefishing Name says it all.
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    Agree with path, but the job market isn't great.
     
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    You know, I shadowed an MD/PhD peds ID specialist who basically took a week or two every two months to be on call at the local children's hospital. Pure consulting, relatively short hours, and when he wasn't on call he could devote 100% of his attention to research. I'm looking at that as a career model - the pay is relatively low in ID, but otherwise it's not a bad gig.
     
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    Datypicalpremed Feed me Seymour!
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