1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice

md/phd

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by DOapplicant, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. DOapplicant

    DOapplicant Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    0
    hey!

    does having a md/phd or do/phd aid in attaining a specialized residiency?
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. beyond all hope

    beyond all hope Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Messages:
    624
    Likes Received:
    7
    A PhD will help for a lot of things, but an extra 3-5 years is only worth it if you plan to be a research guru. Those extra years could be spent in fellowships or being an attending and getting better at your craft, or taking well-earned time off.

    So, don't think of a PhD just as a door to a good residency. That's like using a bazooka to shoot crickets.
     
    Mrsbear1 likes this.

Share This Page