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Old 07-27-2011
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Help Do we have to compete with MDs and PhDs!
I clicked on above link it showed the universities new recruits but what I couldn't get is some of them were already done with MD/PHD...well how can the new recruits be MD...when u join the program only after three years u become cud people already with advanced degrees enroll in the program,,,
I mean do we have to then complete with them while seeking match
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Two clarifications:

First, MD is a title you get when you finish med school, you don't wait until you finish residency to get it.

Second, the link you provided is for a highly prestigious residency program that is looking for the greatest applicants. Many US grads do take other degrees in addition to MD before getting into residency, specially degrees like MS and MPH.

However, there are thousands of other programs where you don't necessarily see such a highly competitive profiles among the new residents.

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