Medical Colleges and Universities in the USA
In USA the medical education
includes training of entry level to skilled specialists. Medicine is an
occupation with variety of options available. For example as a doctor you can
work in the fields like occupational medicine, armed forces, pharmaceutical
research and public health medicine.
In USA medical school gives education to the students in medical field. The
student needs to have at least 2 to 3 years of experience of any pre medical
course. The course is separated into two equivalent parts: The first one is
pre-clinical which consist of educational course of the basic science and
clinical which consist of practical knowledge of different wards in the
hospital. The degree is given after finishing the study of 4 years. The degree
given may be an M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) or D.O.M. (Doctor of Osteopathic
Medicine). It depends on the studentís medical school. Though, the student can
practice medicine after completing any of the two courses.
In the last year of an undergraduate medical program, generally the students
apply for postgraduate program in the field of interest they chosen. The
post-graduate education starts with a one-year internship. After completing this
year, the student gets the minimum requirement of receiving a license for
practicing medicine. Though now most of the students prefer to complete their
internship in the first year because of the steady increase of medical
education. Some programs like ophthalmology and neurology doesnít consist of the
internship year. So the student has to complete an internship year after
completion of the program.
The medical programs range begins with 3 years after completing medical school
to the range of 5 years for surgery and 6-7 years for neurosurgery.
In some departments like radiology and pathology, most of the students go for
further training. These training periods are recognized as fellowships.
Fellowships vary from 1 to 3 years and generally granted by the board which
organizes the sub-specialties.
The surgeon or physician, after completing his/her residency and fellowship
training, has to pass their specialty written and oral exams for becoming board
Medical Colleges in USA
Universities in America