Posted by MHD from IP 184.108.40.206 on March 17, 2010 at 18:51:13:
In Reply to: Dr. Rock and others please help posted by afshan on March 17, 2010 at 13:48:34:
No!! don't listen to those douch bags, they don't know what the hell they'r talking about, why you have to waist 4 or 5 years to get another degree whci is not that great by the way and accumulate alot of loan dept on your head!!!hook up your self with university program AND try to join a CLINICAL research. there u will be able to get some publications AND meet ppl and form relationships and connections with the staff there, then it's better to go for a PHD program, which will be easier for you since you are already MD, and that will take 2-3 yrs with the MPH all together, it really depend on how active you are. with PHD your chances are better than the DO them selfs to get residency, plus, you van be a co-PI and make around 100k per year. the bottom line, as i see it, its not easy for low grades and mutiple attempts to match right away, you need somthing else to over come that. that will be only with publications" you have to be the 1st or 2nd author" or PHD. MPH won't help you much by it self and observership is well liked by the community hospital, BUT, because there is at least 3 or 4 thousand applicants extra than the number of positions in the US. they are only picking the applicants with outstanding credentials. think about what i said and try to plan it well and you will eventually find the light at the end of the tunnel but be patient and perservant......good luck.
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