I don't know what a "combined M.D. in pediatrics" is. Perhaps someone else does?smsm said:hello,,i wanna know how can i have combined M.D in pediatrics form US ,is there certain requirement,,i'm international student,
thanks for you Vtrain,.vtrain said:You'll need to go to medical school, in the US or abroad, and complete a 3- year pedicatrics residency. If you are an international, you will need a visa, either a J-1 or H1-B, to legally do a residency in the US.
Umm...the "most of the world" does not follow the British system.Waiting4Ganong said:MD in US is an undergraduate degree* in medicine. It normally requires graduate entry but it is initial training in medicine (ie: same as MBBS or BM BCh). It is not a doctoral research degree like a MD would be in systems based on the British system (ie: most of world). If you are already a doctor you have no need (and indeed could not) take a MD degree in US as you'd be just be repeating your basic undergraduate medical training. The different nomenclature is just a result of US degree inflation (initial training in law even gets you a "doctoral" degree in US) to go with the grade inflation - but the rest of the world should really change now to MD for primary medical training too to elimiinate any confusion. If you want to do postgraduate pediatric research in US do a PhD, if you want to do postgraduate clinical training in pediatrics then do a residency (you'll need to take USMLE exams first though).
Hope this makes things clear.
* pedants please note - this is an defined academic term with a specific meaning - which is the form in which I use it here. Doctoral degrees should represent, by definition, a significant contribution to knowledge in a field by research - not just going to classes and clinical rotations! To get an MD in rest of the world represents that a) you are a doctor already and b) you have completed 2-3yrs of research after qualifying as a doctor.
Waiting4Ganong said:From the top of my head I know that China, India, Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, Jordan, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Zimbabwe, and UK all graduate doctors with Bachelor degrees (MBBS or equiv.). I'd bet you'd find these countries produce most of worlds doctors...
In academic terms this is correct usage (first study in subject of medicine with no significant research contribution = bachelor not doctoral) but practically they should still change so as to have a standard term for all medical graduates (and there is zero chance of getting US schools to admit to vanity of "professional doctoral degrees" and start awarding MBBS).
There are moves afoot to do this. London University has renamed its two year post medical school research degree from MD to MD(Res). This then clears the way to start giving MD degrees as a primary medical qualification.
All this is just semantics though and probably accounts for the OPs confusion!!!
i dnt know abt the US but yes there is a medical college in bishkek,kyrgystan...which offers a six year course MD included...the college boasts its system is based on the UK..smsm said:hello,,i wanna know how can i have combined M.D in pediatrics form US ,is there certain requirement,,i'm international student,
I think that anyone apart from natives considering Kyrgyzstan (given the present political situation there) for their medical schooling needs to have their head examined. In addition, there is no way medical schooling there approximates that offered in the UK. Simply look at economic indicators.mcsquare said:i dnt know abt the US but yes there is a medical college in bishkek,kyrgystan...which offers a six year course MD included...the college boasts its system is based on the UK..
check this site its really funny.....1500$per year ....uk system of education ksmuMiklos said:I think that anyone considering Kyrgyzstan (considering the present political situation there) for their medical schooling needs to have their head examined. In addition, there is no way medical schooling there approximates that offered in the UK. Simply look at economic indicators.