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Do you think it would be possible for me to do a Ph.d during a Family Practice residency? How hard would this be?

Another scenario: someone starts working on an MD/Phd and drops the Phd portion and works on it during residency.

Is any of this possible?

Thanks.
 

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Do you think it would be possible for me to do a Ph.d during a Family Practice residency? How hard would this be?

Another scenario: someone starts working on an MD/Phd and drops the Phd portion and works on it during residency.

Is any of this possible?

Thanks.

I don't suppose it matters, but just out of curiosity - a PhD in what?
 
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Do you think it would be possible for me to do a Ph.d during a Family Practice residency? How hard would this be?

Another scenario: someone starts working on an MD/Phd and drops the Phd portion and works on it during residency.

Is any of this possible?

Thanks.

No. Completing a PhD simply isn’t possible working 60-80 hours per week. Most have difficulty getting one or two papers done in residency, doing a dissertation would be nigh impossible. Plus you need to be focused on learning your specialty and passing your boards, without a major distraction.

There are some institutions that have dedicated research time (1-2+ years) that you might be able to do this in, if you’ve already started. Or a dedicated research fellowship.
 
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No. Completing a PhD simply isn’t possible working 60-80 hours per week. Most have difficulty getting one or two papers done in residency, doing a dissertation would be nigh impossible. Plus you need to be focused on learning your specialty and passing your boards, without a major distraction.

There are some institutions that have dedicated research time (1-2+ years) that you might be able to do this in, if you’ve already started. Or a dedicated research fellowship.
This is true even if you're not also doing a residency.
 
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Do you think it would be possible for me to do a Ph.d during a Family Practice residency? How hard would this be?

Another scenario: someone starts working on an MD/Phd and drops the Phd portion and works on it during residency.

Is any of this possible?

Thanks.
How do you foresee this being a possibility? Having two >>full-time jobs at the same time is not physically feasible.
 
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You'd have to solve a lot of the scientific and ethical issues in regard to cloning to make this a possibility.
 
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