The MD-PhD researcher: what species of investigator?

  title={The MD-PhD researcher: what species of investigator?},
  author={J. P. Sutton and Chip Killian},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  volume={71 5},
Though MD-PhD programs have grown rapidly since their introduction in the mid-1960s, and are widely regarded as fostering excellent young investigators and future leaders in research and academic medicine, the types of research careers their graduates can be expected to pursue have been a point of some confusion. Some regard MD-PhD programs as a flexible approach to scientific training, producing both basic scientists and clinical investigators, while others tend to view these programs as… CONTINUE READING

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