Residency

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by shiraz, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. shiraz

    shiraz Junior Member

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    Hi there,
    does any one know if you can do residency after your MD/PhD so that you can practice medicine, rather than sticking to research. If yes, then do MD/PhDs have any advantages, i mean can they go straight to a subspeciality, for example cardiology, rather than doing three years in Internal medicine first and then three more years of residency in cardiology to become a speacilist.
     
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    Sure, they can and often do. However, you aren't going to get any breaks in the time required for residency to become the specialist.
     

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