Doctor of Medicine

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Doctor of Medicine

In Britain, a person who, having obtained a basic, registrable medical qualification (Bachelor of Medicine), proceeds to further studies, research, thesis production and examination for the diploma of MD. This is equivalent to the PhD in other disciplines. In USA the basic qualification is Doctor of Medicine (MD), equivalent to Bachelor of Medicine in Britain.

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Q. I don’t know why doctor stopped the medicine and referred a psychiatrist. My sister is bipolar manic depression and we are taking her for her psychotherapy sessions from past 1 month. We have not found any change as of now. I don’t know why doctor stopped the medicine and referred a psychiatrist. We have to meet our doctor again after 2 months, but I wanted to know before meeting him that would this be of any help without any medicines.

A. Perhaps the GP stopped medications and referred your sister to a psychiatrist so that the psychiatrist can give her new medications. Sometimes it is better for a psychiatrist to percsribe medications because they know more about the illness and the effective treatments. If the medications your GP perscribed were not working perhaps he/she thought it better to hand the case over to a psychiatrist. Try to be patient through this process I know it is frusterating. Be there for your sister and be patient with her and her symptoms, in time it will get better. Keep faith.

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He earned an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a doctorate of medicine from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.
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He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of California, San Francisco and his Undergraduate Degree from University of California at Berkeley.
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He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina and his master's degree from the University of Tennessee.
Tripoli earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate of medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency and served as chief resident in internal medicine.
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