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Does any of you know if it's possible to do PhD after graduation, meaning not as a combined MD/PhD program?
 

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and another question: When can one take a research fellowship? Is it possible before residency? or after one year of residency? How competitive is it considered?
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all41 said:
Does any of you know if it's possible to do PhD after graduation, meaning not as a combined MD/PhD program?
Sure, you can just apply to PhD programs with everyone else. There are some threads on this over in the pre-MD/PhD forum for which you can search. There are also programs specifically designed for this; the one I'm familiar with is this:

http://www.star.med.ucla.edu/

I rotated through a lab at Caltech where a UCLA professor of medicine was finishing up her PhD through the STAR program. I think she got out a bit faster than the norm because of this as well.

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It is much easier to get your PhD after an MD. Many residency and fellowship programs offer research tracks which culminate in a PhD with only an additional year of time. At most programs that I am aware of, you get paid the normal PGY level salary, and tuition is covered. This provides a small financial incentive.
 

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Thanks. This is encouraging. Do you know where can I find these programs? (I do not know if FREIDA is the right place).
 

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Crypt Abscess said:
It is much easier to get your PhD after an MD. Many residency and fellowship programs offer research tracks which culminate in a PhD with only an additional year of time. At most programs that I am aware of, you get paid the normal PGY level salary, and tuition is covered. This provides a small financial incentive.
Sorry, but a 1 year PhD program is not a "real" doctorate level program.
 
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