Currently, I am attending graduate school to obtain my master's in behavioral neuroscience and am in the process of narrowing down programs to apply for a Ph.D. However, I feel exceptionally passionate about medical research and I'm not sure if a Ph.D. alone will be able to grant me access to that kind of research. I was hoping anyone here could shed some light on the limitation of being only a Ph.D. holder in regards to medical research. Additionally, if there was any advice you could provide for someone who is not on a pre-med track to gaining the essential competencies for medical school (provided I end up going this route). I'm currently in the second semester of my MA and intended to graduate in the spring of 2022. But, my program does not put an emphasis on biology or chemistry specifically. Rather I have taken neuroanatomy and molecular neuroscience.