PatchClampAdams

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I guess what i'm asking is "Can you get your phd in anything or is it physically bounded to the current labs at or in conjunction with the medical school?"

I don't want to study c. elegans or cholesterol or something. How about medical imaging or robotics or computational modeling?

Has anyone heard of these types of opportunities?

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It is physically bounded to those labs at the University and its affiliates. However, the types of projects you're mentioning are available at many institutions. For example, I'm considering a thesis in MRI research. I've done research in neural network modeling, and those types of labs are becoming ubiquitous.

I do think that molecular research is overrepresented at MD/PhD programs, but it reflects the nature of biomedical research these days and what successful physician-scientists have done over the years. Don't dispare. Do what you're interested in.