Originally Posted by Pragma
Yes that sounds very efficient. I had heard about some of those types of labs where you built up clinical hours as a part of research, but my research area never allowed for that type of thing. Sounds ideal for preparing you for clinical posts like internship and postdoc.
It's been an interesting experience, if nothing else. Although a more accurate description, given my personal leaning toward clinical work, might be that my research was built up as a part of my clinical hours. I suppose I just lucked out in that my research interests happen to line up well with clinically-obtainable information. Either that, or my interests have slowly been molded to fit the status quo.
The downside is that, personally, I wouldn't consider myself to have as much of a true "research mind" as someone like yourself who has had more true-to-life lab experience. My dissertation is forcing a bit of that on me, but again, I'm nowhere near the levels you, JonSnow, Ollie, and others here regularly deal in.