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More than just an MD?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by ragingbull126, Jun 27, 2001.

  1. ragingbull126

    ragingbull126 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I was wondering what else is out there in the medical/health profession aside from being a doctor? I was thinking about things like researching nanotechnology, genetics, etc. What other up and coming fields are there, and what education is required for them?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. GreatPumpkin

    GreatPumpkin Mystical Treatbringer 10+ Year Member

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    You could get an MD/Phd and do research in any of those fields. Also, pathologists do a lot of research in things like you mentioned. But, you can also do research in those things with a Phd without going to med school. So you have many options. Good luck.
     
  4. Hopkins2010

    Hopkins2010 Banned Banned

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    For nanotechnology, an engineering degree is a good thing to have. Since its a relatively new field, theres not a real established path to take, but alot of people involved in this area have some knowledge of engineering principles along with biology, chemistry, etc.
     
  5. Snoopy

    Snoopy Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    CWRU offers a degree in genetics counseling which would allow you to work with patients. You could probably also do clinical research. I don't know if there are other programs out there. You can check out CWRU's program at: http://genetics.cwru.edu/gencouns.html
     

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