Medical Degrees - Prgrams for Doctors
The M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) is a 4 year post undergraduate program. An undergraduate degree in any field is acceptable if a student has taken the required numbers of labs and courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and even Mathematics. If you have a three year science degree from India, check with individual schools for eligibility.
The MD program consists of two phases. During the first two years, students take an essential core courses. The third and fourth years offer significant in-patient and ambulatory clinical experiences. Further work and board certifications are required to practice medicine as a doctor. These board certification rules depend on the state and the specialization.
American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)
The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) is a non-profit, centralized application processing service for applicants to the first-year entering classes at participating U.S. medical schools. For the 2009 entering class, most medical schools are participating in AMCAS.
The official AMCAS website
Advanced degrees for doctors
The MPH (Masters of Public Health) is one of many advanced degrees available to doctors who have obtained their medical degree in US or from other countries. The following links to different medical school websites give a better idea of the possibilities:
Ph.D. programs at Harvard Medical School
Degrees offered by the UCSF School of Medicine
M.D./Ph.D. program at TAMU College Station