Originally Posted by Knucklehead
Extra-currics: healthcare advocacy for homeless, student gov exec, lots of other stuff
research: none in med school but lots in Ugrad/master's with three second author pubs
Clinical: High Honors in Med, Rads, Peds; Honors in Surg, Ob/Gyn, Neuro, Psych
preclinical: all pass (only p/f at my school)
Step I: 265/99
I have been considering Radiology but not sure if its worth stressing myself over something so competitive. And I think I might miss the patient interactions.
I was in peds rads this morning. at least 25% of the morning was spent in patient interaction. Two Upper GI series and an image guided procedure and a complicated CT. And you know what else? Very little bureaucratic work except for the dictation and scan protocoling. We actually get work done without fannying about.
You should be fine, the 3 pubs from undergrad will help, but the lack of research during med school might hurt your chances at academic programs since you haven't shown an interest in rads research. But otherwise your application is solid with acoustic shadowing, just don't expect a cakewalk. They will ask you 'why rads?' and you need an answer.
Any thoughts on mine?
Step1: 228/95, do i need to take Step 2?
We have no pre-clinical/clinical grades, but I'm expecting to do OK but not stellar by the written evaluations on core rotations. Rads: 3 away rotations planned in the bay area and northwest, as well as 2 at this university (one peds, one adult). Expecting to do well on these
Pubs: 10 total, 2 first, 3 seconds. These are from research done in undergrad. I'm expecting to get 2 more firsts accepted in the next year based on research done here, maybe a second. All of these are rads or rads-related. I also have some abstracts/presentations, all during undergrad though. Maybe have a couple next year.