You are correct--my error.OP asked about practicing medicine without going to residency, not what the options are with an MD.
An M.D. degree does not give you license to practice. There's still STEP 3 that you have to take after PGY-1 and in most states you will not be able to practice unobserved without completing residency.
That was a silly question, you're right.
Actually, it wouldn't be if they were Department of Education Direct Loans. Assuming it was not a for-profit school, the position would qualify for public service loan forgiveness.I wouldn't mind being an anatomy/biology professor.... but it would be pretty hard to pay off student loans with that income.
Yes, in that they do hire people who are not licensed physicians, and no, in that they would expect an MD to be licensed and do things that licensed physicians can do for the pay that licensed physicians command. If you wanted to apply for a job that a college grad could do at the CDC, then yes, you can work there.This thread got me thinking. Is it possible to work for the CDC without residency?
Nah, if they wanted someone not licensed as a physician, eg to review charts for them, they would just hire a nurse -- cheaper. If they want an MD they go for the experienced licensed ones, because the value is finding someone who can tell you what an experienced practitioner would opine, and coming out of med school you simply wouldn't know.I've heard of consulting in the law system.
OP,I'm about to get my BA and apply for Med School I'm certain I'll get in thats not the question. This is probably a silly question but what can you do in terms of actual practice medically RIGHT outta med school, like no residencies or any kind of specialization? Please and Thanks
Without intern year you can't get licensed. Without a license, your job prospects are similar to that of a college graduate. Actually a bit worse than the average college graduate because with an MD any potential employer is going to assume you are going to go back and become a physician eventually and may deem you not worth the time investment. There are rare grads of top med schools who go off and do management consulting, but this is the exception, not the rule, and these folks usually had something in their background that made them more enticing to those firms even before med school. Truth of the matter is that jobs with just an intern year are pretty limited and less than ideal, so you probably shouldn't really bother with med school unless you are willing to do a full residency in something (3+ years typically).I'm about to get my BA and apply for Med School I'm certain I'll get in thats not the question. This is probably a silly question but what can you do in terms of actual practice medically RIGHT outta med school, like no residencies or any kind of specialization? Please and Thanks