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* Is nursing school better than PhD?
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  emmac - 09/22/20 18:23
 
  Hello everyone,

Old IMG here didn't match for several years, graduated med school like 10 years ago, got a Master's in Public Health.

I don't have any US clinical experience, I am planning to go to nursing school, does that help? Or should I pursue PhD instead?
 
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* Re:Is nursing school better than PhD?
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  jkunion - 10/02/20 07:51
 
  I think you should pursue Phd. It will be more useful
 
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* Re:Is nursing school better than PhD?
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  petro - 10/26/20 18:26
 
  @jkunion Please how would Phd be more useful?
I am in the same boat as @emmac , graduated about 15 years ago and a specialist with years of experience in my home country, but from what I have read so far these count for nothing without US clinical experience. I am exploring other options as plan B, so I would be grateful if you explain why you think Phd would be better than Nursing.
opinions from others would also be appreciated
 
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* Re:Is nursing school better than PhD?
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  domchristopher - 11/22/20 23:43
 
  I would look into doing a direct entry MSN program (masters of nursing) - after the prerequisites, you could become a nurse practitioner in 2-3 years. With an MD education, and the prescribing authority they are now giving nurse practitioners, you could make a good salary and have plenty of options.  
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