Medicine and Research?Watch
So I'm interested in pursuing a career in medicine but I've been reading about it and am wondering whether an MD can lead to researching jobs? For example, working as a physician whilst researching a chosen subject. Also, can a physician get a PhD, how and would that benefit their careers in any way?
Yes, you can do research while working as a physician. Such positions can be very competitive however.
Yes, physicians can get a PhD. It is necessary if they want to pursue an academic pathway. If they don't want to pursue an academic pathway, it can help with getting competitive jobs, and probably "looks good on a CV".