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What can you do with an m.D. But without a residency?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: General practice
All states require the medical degree plus an internship to practice medicine.
None require a residency. Most hospitals require a residency for specialty and most even family doctor privileges. So you can expect the ability to practice as a gp out of your own office, but not work in a hospital.

In brief: General practice
All states require the medical degree plus an internship to practice medicine.
None require a residency. Most hospitals require a residency for specialty and most even family doctor privileges. So you can expect the ability to practice as a gp out of your own office, but not work in a hospital.
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