While U.S. institutions do not award higher doctorates, many persons who
have earned Ph.D.s or similar degrees apply to and enroll in
postdoctorate research programs or internships. Such programs are
especially frequent in the health and medical sciences, the counseling
professions, and the natural sciences.
Postdoctorate programs take place
at universities, hospitals and clinics, research facilities in
government and industry, and museums. They may last one or more years.
Academic credit toward further degrees is not usually earned, but the
programs are often significant additions to an individual's professional
resume and credentials.
Note: Some resources
in this section are provided by the U.S.