flomato1

New Member
10+ Year Member
Sep 29, 2004
1
0
Status
What do you think:

Doing PhD programs that are very much tailored to what one wants to do...

or

MD/PhD programs at a place where the science is terrific, but the research interests is not as great a match as the above places?
 

Neuronix

Total nerd
Staff member
Administrator
15+ Year Member
Mar 14, 2002
13,109
2,447
the beach
Status
Attending Physician
MD/PhD where the science is terrific. Your interests may change with time and you always have a residency/fellowship to do later to more direct your interests. Choose a place that will be supportive and let you grow and learn, rather than picking directly based on what you think you want to do now.

If you're seriously considering the PhD only route, you need to ask yourself if you're really interested in the medical school part. If the MD/PhD thing doesn't quite do it for you, than maybe PhD would be the right thing. If you know you want to be a physician-scientist, I would put the PhD-only route out of your mind.