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Can a medical school graduate go into research and development? If so, what’s the pay like?

I am currently a senior in high school and am considering a medical career. Next year, I’ll be attending the University of Michigan College of Engineering. I am interested in medicine but I don’t want to be a clinical doctor. I wouldn’t mind a job like House, but what I really would want to do is medicine from an engineering prospective.

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The usual route for someone who wants to do research is to get a PhD instead of a MD. The MD is a professional degree, while the PhD is a research degree (and actually considered a higher degree). Some schools offer combined MD-PhD.

On the whole, MDs probably make more money — but PhDs in medical research will do pretty well.