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Study Phd in USA after MBBS in UK

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Study Phd in USA after MBBS in UK

Postby ukstudent100 » Tue, 18 Mar 2008 02:56:53 +0000

I am just about to start a medicine degree (BM BCh equiv. to an MBBS) at Oxford University in the UK with the hope of doing a Phd at an american university after. In this degree I get the medicine degree and then a research-based masters of arts (MA). If I went straight over to the States after my medicine degree how long would the Phd take if I did it in a subject such as immunology or infectious-diseases (I'm thinking malaria or HIV maybe)? Would universities shorten the usual five years because I already have a masters that was research-based? And, is it possible for a student on an F-1 visa to get funding from the NIH?

Thanks for your help, and if anyone has any questions about studying in Britain please dont hesitate to message me.

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Re: Study Phd in USA after MBBS in UK

Postby crawleyj » Tue, 22 Apr 2008 09:41:33 +0000

I wish I had a good answer for you, but a medical school or graduate school woudl have to answer this, and the answer might vary depending on the instition and the specific degree.

I can tell you that it is extremely difficult for an international student to get admitted to medical school here. Only about 2% of international students who apply get offered a seat.

On the other hand a Ph'd in research in some science area would probably be easier, assuming you have rightbackground. Again, this is something the specific graduate school would have to answer.

I am not sure about whether NIH is available to international studebts doing research. You can again check with the academic department that you will be applying to.

Good luck.
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