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Question: what is MD MHS?

 susieQ1 - Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:13 am

What does the MHS after the MD stand for? Thanks.
 Sandy Tracy RN - Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:50 pm

User avatar Hi SusieQ1,

MHS stands for:

Master degree in Health Sciences.

Thanks for writing in.
Sandy Tracy RN
 susieQ1 - Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:04 pm

Thanks for reply. In your opinion would a Dr with this degree be more qualified in their specialty than one without it? You know we're always looking for the "best". Thanks again.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:58 pm

User avatar This would indicate that the doctor had master's level training in a health field before going to medical school. It would be excellent preparation for med school but it would be difficult to say he would be more qualified than a doctor with a different pre-med background. Undoubtedly there would be advantages but once he/she becomes a medical doctor it is much more significant how they do in their specific field, how much experience they have and how they use their knowledge, intuition and common sense treating patients.

Best wishes

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