Most university graduates here choose to enter the workforce after obtaining their degrees, but some go on to pursue a PhD. What exactly does a PhD education involve?
By Nabilah Husna A. Rahman
“It is a common joke that with a PhD education, you may end up being called a doctor, but not the kind that can help people,” shares Dr Jonathan Loh Yuin-Han, a research fellow with the Children’s Hospital Boston at Harvard Medical School.
PhD – an abbreviated form of ‘Doctor of Philosophy’ – is the highest possible academic qualification one can attain in most English-speaking countries. While it is true that you may end up being called a doctor, a PhD education can provide you with much more, including an array of professional opportunities that could lead to a fulfilling career in the research industry for instance.