字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Voiceover: Top Test Prep. Will: So what exactly is a physician scientist? Well, since you clicked on the link, I'm sure you're very interested in becoming both an MD and a PhD. And just as the name suggests, the MD part of it is more clinical, so you'll be seeing patients about once or twice a week, and then you'll be in a scientific lab most of the time. And as a physician scientist, you're really bridging that gap. So you're seeing a lot of the science being, hopefully applied transitionally to the clinic and also vice versa. Now this process is very long. It will take around seven or eight years depending on the program, and sometimes even nine years. You'll spend two years in medical school just learning your basics, and then you'll spend about three or four years, and sometimes even five years to grab your PhD in whatever scientific field that you're interested in. Mine is neuroscience, yours might be immunology. And then you will spend your last two years of medicine or of medical school earning that MD degree, and that is spending time in a clerkship and doing your rotations. Now, figuring out if you want this path is very, very, very important. You will have to love research. And that means you have to get into the research lab as soon as possible. I started in my freshman year and I started seriously in my sophomore year of college, and I have over, I think, around four or five years of experience in the lab. You might also want to take some time off. For example, working at the NIH, or working in a research lab at your home institution. In all, this process takes a very long time, and it includes more than just your MCAT, your GPA, your extracurriculars that will get you into medical school, but also, research is the foundational part of the MD PhD. If you're more interested, please visit us at www.TopTestPrep.com.