What are the Different Types of Medical Degrees

Getting a medical degree involves more than simply achieving one level of education. Your time at Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM) might comprise pre-medical sciencessciences, as well as basic sciences and clinical sciences

Getting a medical degree involves more than simply achieving one level of education. Your time at Windsor University School of Medicine (WUSOM) might comprise pre-medical sciences, as well as basic sciences and clinical sciences


Once you earn your Caribbean medical degree from WUSOM, you may decide that you want to specialize in a certain branch of medicine. This will involve graduate work. No matter what you choose to do with your medical degree, we are here to support you while you earn it at our distinguished learning institution.

Medical Degrees You Might Pursue

The medical degree you choose to attain may open numerous doors for you. An associate’s degree in medicine could enable you to perform various administrative duties, perform medical assisting, or work in health information management.

You will first need to achieve a primary medical degree in order to practice medicine. This could be a Bachelor of Medicine, for example. A bachelor’s degree might be used to pursue a career in such fields as nursing, medical sonography, and medical technology.

You might also pursue a higher medical degree. These are graduate medical degrees that you would need to specialize in certain areas. When you achieve one of these degrees, you might work as a physician or doctor in clinical care, education, or research:

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) – This degree is the most conventional kind of medical degree. It is regarded as one of the highest levels of degrees that a medical student might pursue. You might achieve this degree while working toward another graduate level medical degree. This would help you to narrow your field of specialization. Before becoming a physician, you would require three to eight years of clinical training after earning your medical degree.

Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences – This type of degree is most commonly utilized to prepare for a doctoral degree program. Earning this degree could also enable you to work in a field with a focus on research.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) – A D.O. maintains a focus on the whole individual, instead of simply treating various areas and certain diseases. The general curriculum to earn this degree would be centered on the renal, endocrine, reproductive, cardiopulmonary, and gastrointestinal systems. Other courses would focus on neuroscience, as well as the musculoskeletal system. This degree would enable you to work in such branches of medicine as general internal medicine, family medicine, and pediatrics.

Master's Degree in Medical Informatics – When you earn this degree, your primary focus would be on information technology and business as they relate to health care. This could be a wise choice if you are interested in medicine, but you are not necessarily interested in the “hands on” aspect of practicing.

Getting Started: Earn Your Medical Degree in the Caribbean
The first step toward your career in medicine is earning your medical degree at Windsor University School of Medicine. We welcome students from a broad range of locations, from Chicago to Los Angeles to Toronto. Apply to our program in St. Kitts today. Your future in the health care industry awaits, and it promises to be exciting!

Contact us now to get started on your future in medicine. A degree from our Caribbean medical university will open many doors for you as a medical professional.

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