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MD/Professional Degree Admissions Considerations

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by kmanic, 09.23.14.

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  1. kmanic

    kmanic 2+ Year Member

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    I am considering to apply to MD/PHD (or equivalents). However, if I do not get in to those programs will I be considered for the regular MD? Or does it depend on the school?
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    By the time the MD/PhD program has thoroughly evaluated candidates and made offers, the MD class is often filled. This technical/timing challenge makes the reality of consideration for the MD program difficult to acheive in many institutions.
     
  4. VlLLVGE

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    Depends on the school. I wouldn't apply to MD/PhD programs on a whim, though.
     
  5. kmanic

    kmanic 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks for the advice
     
  6. VlLLVGE

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    You need to be accepted to the MD's program and the PhD's program. So having a smaller pool for consideration for the joint degree and then being considered for the MD only will not help your chances.
     

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