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Should UK medical students complete a PhD during their undergraduate studies?

Authors Hamid OM, Burhan R, Cheng LH

Received 3 May 2018

Accepted for publication 11 August 2018

Published 28 September 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 727—728

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S172844

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Cristina Weinberg

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Anwarul Azim Majumder


Osama Hamid, Rawa Burhan, Ling Him Cheng

Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK

Having a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree is very beneficial for a clinician. It instills important scientific skills and methods that are not only useful within academia but also allow continued professional development and understanding of the continued
advancements in the field of medicine. As well as this, in some competitive specialties such as cardiology, having a postgraduate degree is often a minimum requirement for application.1

 

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