Master's in Medical Science? Is there use beyond med school?
February 26, 2013 9:54 AM Subscribe
I'm considering getting a master's in medical science, slow route. I work at a university in publishing, so my classes are free. But I want to know if it's relevant or useful if I don't go to med school after.
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About a year ago, I had a part-time job helping a psychiatrist author technical papers on the pathophysiology of various medications. Absolutely loved it. Former English major here who always struggled with sciences but for some reason, ten years post-college, it finally all clicked and I love the stuff.
I am considering getting a master's in medical science, with a possible eye to getting a PhD in pharmacy or physical therapy. But I may not. If so, what does the master's in medical science qualify me to do. I could be happy teaching high-school/community college medical science or becoming a medical writer. Are there other possibilities I'm overlooking? Health informatics, some sort of medical communications job I don't know about because I don't work in a hospital? Anyone earned a medical science master's and then for some reason or another,decided NOT to go to med school. Let me know your stories.