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Rethinking Premed

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by yadumbguid, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. yadumbguid

    yadumbguid

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    I am taking the MCAT soon and have been preparing for med school, but I don't know exactly where I want to specialize. My issue is where can I go with a strong interest in the research aspect of medicine. I am not sure what specialities involve lab work with an MD. If anyone can follow that please send some advice this way.
     
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  3. pluto101

    pluto101

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    Follow me, do the MD/PhD!
     
  4. jqueb29

    jqueb29 5+ Year Member

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    Have you looked into MD/PhD programs? Also, if you don't want to go the MD/PhD route, you can just do MD and aim for medical genetics. One of our current lecturers did that and it seems like an awesome way to integrate patient care with lab research.
     
  5. Goro

    Goro Faculty 7+ Year Member

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    You don't need a MD/PhD, just do a fellowship once you graduate. You don't need an MD to do clinical research either, but it helps to have one as a collaborator!

     

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