“Does having additional academic degrees improve your chances of residency if your usmle scores are so-so?
For example a lot of students get an MPH, or a masters to help them get into medical school. do these degrees carry over into residency selection?
Extra degrees are a VERY GOOD way of getting around a mediocre step 2 score. They are measurable, reporducible and have clear value. It is not like ‘research’ that does not result in a publication. AN MPH or MBA willhelp, and if you do not get what you want right away it will increase marketability.