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    doctor of medicine

    I saw "doctor of medicine" somewhere and it gets me confused if it means " a bachelor's degree of medicine" or " Ph. D in Medicine".

    What is the right answer for above?

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    Re: doctor of medicine

    Neither. In the US the degree is MD, Doctor of Medicine. PhD is Doctor of Philosophy, an advanced degree in an academic area such as history, biology, English, etc. A bachelorīs degree in medicine doesnīt exist.

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    Re: doctor of medicine

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Neither. In the US the degree is MD, Doctor of Medicine. PhD is Doctor of Philosophy, an advanced degree in an academic area such as history, biology, English, etc. A bachelorīs degree in medicine doesnīt exist.

    what is exactly M.D? If i am forced to put this in one category among Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D, then where is it placed?

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    Re: doctor of medicine

    It is a doctorate, so it is CLOSER to a Ph.D. but please note that a Ph.D is only one type of doctorate. You can have a doctorate in education, in fine arts, in medicine, in law (a JD is a juris doctorate, the degree held by most US lawyers), philosophy, etc.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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