I'm from Brazil and I really, really want to be able to pursue my Ph.D. in Immunology at Yale University.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Medicine here in Brazil, and I'm currently taking my Master's degree in the field of Mucosal Immunology.
However, whereas I do think my Curriculum is competitive, I am not sure if it would be enough to get me into Yale, to be honest. Besides, there's this Japanese Government program where Brazilian students are offered opportunities to do a Master's degree in Japan. It's a really great opportunity and I think I can easily be accepted into this program.
So, as Japan is a developed country with a lot more resources for scientific research, I was thinking that maybe taking another master's degree through this program could actually help me strengthen my curriculum to my Ph.D. application at Yale. Another Master's could help me to get more publications and learn more techniques.
However, at the same time, I'm really worried that this could be a red flag during my Ph.D. application because it's really weird to see someone with two Masters in the exact same field. So, would another master's degree in the same field in this particular case of mine be considered a red flag?