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PhDbiochemistry, D(ABMM) license, clinical laboratory, medical microbiology

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#1 some_one



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Posted 08 June 2011 - 02:48 AM


Recently I was accepted to the doctoral program
(Ph.D.) in Biochemistry at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Medical Sciences
Campus, School of Medicine to start in August 2011. I
found that if you do three years of post-doctoral
training in clinical microbiology (any PhD related to
microbiology is acceptable for what I understood) and
get licensed by the American Board of Medical
Microbiology D(ABMM) and/or SM(ASCP) you can be director
of laboratory that diagnose infectious diseases and do research at the same time, this
having "one foot in academics (research) and the other in
clinical laboratory in hospitals" . I don't want
to spend all the time in academia, basically I want to
be more in clinical sciences and translational
research like molecular diagnostics, etc. So has anyone with a PhD has taken this route
before? or eith a PhD in biochemistry can be done, because I can change to the PhD in medical microbiology that is offer at this school of medicine?

P.S. also I'm gonna take the MCAT in August 2011 and hopefully get a god score,
because is the MD or MD/PhD is better suited for this
kind of research????

Thank you for your time,
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