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    drsamba is offline Newbie
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    Does holding a PhD add/reduce the chances of a good match?

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    Hi..
    I graduated from med school in 2000, and am now in a PhD program in Bioengineering. I plan to clear the test in the meantime, but I am wondering, since I will outta touch with clinicals for 6/7 yrs...should it affect my getting a good match?
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    Sam

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    depends

    if you are applying at research heavy programs, it may help your chances. for community programs, it may hurt.

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    it'll help

    Having a Phd will not hurt for any program Uni or community. It will help more for Uni programs. What will hurt u for both types of programs is being out of clinical medicine for so long.

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