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    online bachelors with my medical degree?

    Hello everyone. I completed highschool and two years/60 credits of community college in the United States. I then applied to a lower tier caribbean medical school and have completed 2 years of basic sciences. I am currently studying for my USMLE Step 1 exam. After my Step 1 exam, I will complete my 3rd and 4th year in the United States, doing rotations at my school affiliated hospitals.

    My question is, along with 3rd-4th year, would it be wise to finish my bachelors degree? If so, should I complete it with a large public university(that offer online courses like nyu, uchicago, ucla, uflorida), or would that be pointless?

    If not, what about online universities like (walden, davenport, u.phoenix, etc). Are they even legit? Will this even be beneficial, "a guy with an md degree and a bachelors degree in business/health/management for example"?

    Please note I already have 60 undergrad credits. Thanks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroguy View Post
    online bachelors with my medical degree?

    Hello everyone. I completed highschool and two years/60 credits of community college in the United States. I then applied to a lower tier caribbean medical school and have completed 2 years of basic sciences. I am currently studying for my USMLE Step 1 exam. After my Step 1 exam, I will complete my 3rd and 4th year in the United States, doing rotations at my school affiliated hospitals.

    My question is, along with 3rd-4th year, would it be wise to finish my bachelors degree? If so, should I complete it with a large public university(that offer online courses like nyu, uchicago, ucla, uflorida), or would that be pointless?

    If not, what about online universities like (walden, davenport, u.phoenix, etc). Are they even legit? Will this even be beneficial, "a guy with an md degree and a bachelors degree in business/health/management for example"?

    Please note I already have 60 undergrad credits. Thanks!

    Let me just add that it doesn't matter what your Bachelors degree is in when applying for residencies. As for your other questions, hopefully someone else can help you. Personally, i think it would be wise to have your bachelors because you never know where you might end up and what that state's licence requires from you. I don't think residency directors look at your college transcripts (although they might ask) so it doesn't really matter where you finish your Bachelors at this point.

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    I do not think there is a state that requires a bachelors degree to get a medical license. Most require 90 credits with all the med school pre-reqs, some (new York is one) only 60 credits. I for one would've loved to not do the last year of college classes as they are a waste of time. My life was not enriched by taking physical chemistry, sociology, linear algebra and international business relations in my last semester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackets5 View Post
    I do not think there is a state that requires a bachelors degree to get a medical license. Most require 90 credits with all the med school pre-reqs, some (new York is one) only 60 credits. I for one would've loved to not do the last year of college classes as they are a waste of time. My life was not enriched by taking physical chemistry, sociology, linear algebra and international business relations in my last semester.
    Oddly, many countries consider the medical/surgery degree a Bachelor degree.

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