Medical schools can also employ medical researchers and operate hospitals. All students must be able to sustain the rigor of academic coursework that a medical degree requires; all students must have access to and exposure to a clinical environment, laboratory and financial resources to continue preparing for and pursuing a medical education.
Although their future patients may not be concerned with where the doctors learned their trade, (but rather, only that they know their stuff!), medical students know that when applying for residencies it does make a difference where you’re coming from.
In daily practice, however, there is no substantial difference between what a Doctor of Medicine or a Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Surgery are allowed to do. When the degree is obtained, a record is created for that new doctor in the index of the National Ministry of Education (Ministerio Nacional de Educación) and the physician is given their corresponding medical practitioner’s ID, which is a number that identifies him and his academic achievements.
All medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) have the same goal of preparing their students for residency training and practicing medicine by providing a thorough foundation in the medical sciences and training in clinical skills.
The world-class faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School include a Nobel Laureate and many other internationally recognized researchers engaged in cutting-edge science, along with outstanding physicians and nursing professionals who provide the highest quality teaching and clinical care.