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Is it true that the requirements for a chemistry degree are not so strict as those for a medical degree?
- hcbiochemLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
I have to assume that you are asking about a doctoral degree in chemistry (in the US normally a PhD), and comparing that to an MD. They are totally different kinds of degrees that involve totally different kinds of study and have very different goals. You can't really compare the two at all. A PhD requires the candidate to take (and pass) a number of courses at a very high level, as well as to develop and carry out a novel research project. A medical degree also requires a great deal of course work and then extensive experience with patients under the supervision of faculty physicians. So, they are really very different kinds of training programs.
- DixonLv 71 month ago
I don't think it is about being strict as such, it is about the competition being very strong for places on medical degrees. This means they will always find plenty of candidates with all the prescribed qualifications.