career advice

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    How has your view of dentistry changed over time

    Hi guys, hope all is well. I just wanted to know how you guys viewed dentistry before school, throughout school, and after. How have your views, passion, and liking of the job changed? For the better? For worse? Does the love for the job become even more over time?
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    Dental school for me?

    Hi guys, so recently I have been considering dentistry instead of medicine. I shadowed my dentist, and his work seems interesting, but honestly its really hard for me to know if I like something unless I’m the one who’s actually doing it, which of course isn’t possible. When watching vlogs and...
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    Career advice

    Hey guys. So up until now I was pursuing medicine. After a rigorous SMP and a gap year, I have been reconsidering it. I realized that although I want a job where I can work with people, use science, and be my own boss, the inherit extremely high level of stress in medical education and as a...
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    Sim lab vs real patients

    Hi guys, hope all is well. I’ve been reconsidering doing medicine for a while, and have been learning about dentistry. My question is, how similar is working in the sim lab to real patients? If you like sim lab, is that a sure sign you will like dentistry? I ask because when watching procedures...
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    Thinking of doing dental over med school

    Hi guys, I hope you’re all doing well. So the past year, I have been rethinking medicine. It seems that medicine takes over peoples lives even outside of work, even after training. The idea of dentistry sounds appealing because (like medicine) you’re involved with people, science, and can have...
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    MPH a Path to Research Coordinator?

    I have a BS in cognitive science and have experience working as a research assistants/coordinators, in the past. I'm feeling stuck in my career though. I would like to go back to school to get a higher-degree but don't feel that a PhD is the best fit for me. Would like to stay in research and am...
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    Neuroimaging Research Opportunities

    I have a BS in cognitive science and previous experience as a research assistant in a neuroimaging lab and really enjoyed that area of research (functional connectivity, default network, DTI, fMRI analysis in SPM, etc.). I want to advance my career but don't think a PhD is the best fit for me...
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    Career Advice - Neuroimaging Research Opportunities

    I have a BS in cognitive science and previous experience as a research assistant in a neuroimaging lab and really enjoyed that area of research (functional connectivity, default network, DTI, fMRI analysis in SPM, etc.). I want to advance my career but don't think a PhD is the best fit for me...
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    Neuroimaging Research Position Opportunities

    I have a BS in cognitive science and previous experience as a research assistant in a neuroimaging lab and really enjoyed that area of research (functional connectivity, default network, DTI, fMRI analysis in SPM, etc.). I want to advance my career but don't think a PhD is the best fit for me...
  10. M

    Confused with PT - Would really appreciate your help!

    I have been interested in PT for many years and keep circling the field because I'm very moved by it the work you do and how you empower lives. I'm also fascinated by neuroscience, anatomy, and physiology, which is why I'm confused that something isn't clicking with a rehab career... I have...
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    Confused with PT - Would really appreciate your help!

    I have been interested in PT for many years and keep circling the field because I'm very moved by it the work you do and how you empower lives. I'm also fascinated by neuroscience, anatomy, and physiology, which is why I'm confused that something isn't clicking with a rehab career... I have...
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    I like research, so why do I feel stuck?

    I have a BS in cognitive science and have worked in several psych/neuro labs at universities and hospitals throughout my 20s as a research assistant/technician/coordinator. I both really enjoy working with people and doing research, but am feeling stuck because I don't think getting a PhD and...
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    I like research, so why do I feel stuck?

    I have a BS in cognitive science and have worked in several psych/neuro labs at universities and hospitals throughout my 20s as a research assistant/technician/coordinator. I both really enjoy working with people and doing research, but am feeling stuck because I don't think getting a PhD and...
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    Career and Resource suggestions or advice.

    Hello, I am currently an undergraduate student exploring my career options. I have a minor in educational studies and know that I want to work with children. I have struggled with trying to find a career that suits my interests and abilities. I want to challenge myself to continue my education...
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    Tough Decision

    Hi guys, I know this thread is for premedical students, but I need answers from current medical students as well. Going to get pretty personal here so might be a bit long, but I'll try to be as brief as possible: I applied this cycle to medical school (but it seems like I'm gonna have to...
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    PhD Job outlook for epi Phd... help!

    Hi everyone :hello:, I hold a MD degree from another country. I'm considering pursuing PhD, yet the JOB OUTLOOK discussion (linked below) doesn't look as promising as on school websites. → Questioning career/education choices...Public Health is not a good degree Can't help but wonder if it...
  17. s18692001

    Need advice for career and medical school application as an international student

    Hi there, It's really nice to see many posts and answers from friendly people here. However, I think my situation is quite unique, so I hope to find some advices here. I'm a second year master student of computer science in a UC school, and obtained my bachelor's degree of Biochemistry from...
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    Career Advice - Would it be possible to get hired in EM or IM(Hospitalist) after 5+ years without practicing?

    Hey all, I'm an M3. I'm not very interested in practicing since I want to try to work for a startup, or work in policy, or try one of the many other jobs outside of clinical medicine. I am interested in trying for a wide-scale impact beyond practicing, since our medical system has many...
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    MD vs Comp Sci HELP

    Hey guys, so I am debating between a CS or a MD (and slightly considering dental, but first I want to eliminate or not eliminate CS). I am going to college (a T10) this fall. I am taking an intro CS class as well as pre med requirement classes such as phys and chem, skipping out of intro bio and...
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    MD vs Comp Sci HELP!

    Hey guys, so I am debating between a CS or a MD (and slightly considering dental, but first I want to eliminate or not eliminate CS). I am going to college (a T10) this fall. I am taking an intro CS class as well as pre med requirement classes such as phys and chem, skipping out of intro bio and...
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    MD & DO Interested in Oncology/Radiation Oncology and want residency application tips?

    Medical students interested in radiation oncology careers as well as medical and surgical oncology, are invited to participate in an upcoming webinar featuring Dr. Neha Vapiwala of the University of Pennsylvania. The program will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 3-4 p.m. Eastern Time. After...
  22. KeepingUpWithK

    Advice for those with low GPAs

    Hello all! So not trying to make anyone feel bad for me or anything but my years in college have been stressful. I had went from switching my major from Nursing to Biology (which was overwhelming and caused my GPA to drop) and posted questions on here previously to seek help throughout my...
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    Is BU Pathology retiring?

    In the "open positions" thread, which BU Pathology pretty much single-handedly maintains, I think his own job is posted. Several thoughts come to mind. Is this really true, or am I misinterpreting the post? Perhaps someone hacked his account and is trolling Dr. Remick. I cannot find his age...
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    Gas vs Rads

    I was really trying to get more information to make a decision between either of these two. I am a USMD newer med school; step 1 234, clinical grades have all been pass. I've talked to a PDs who have said that my step score was within range. According to Freida, rads average step scores seem...
  25. bbatasari

    International Dentist without DDS/DMD - US States

    Hey everyone! I am a Foreign-trained Dentist relocating to USA in a couple of months. I will be starting a Masters program in Orthodontics from a CODA approved school very soon. I do not have a DDS/DMD from any USA or Canadian Dental school. Before starting the program, I have a few questions...
  26. doctorstrangerthingz

    Whats is like being a hematologist/oncologist?

    Hi everyone, I'm an M1 and I've been giving a lot of consideration to heme/onc as a specialty (I know its still early to decide). Would anyone be willing to share what it is like to be a heme/onc doctor? Given the seriousness and life-threatening nature of the diseases encountered, do you...
  27. Footsteps Book

    For Sale "Footsteps: Profiles of Remarkable Healthcare Leaders" Book

    Available on Amazon This series of in-depth profiles of contemporary health care leaders provides a wide range of reflections on leadership in this complex and important sector. Each essay offers and intimate personal narrative, rich with details about key turning points, sources of...
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    One year post-graduation in hospital debating residency

    Hello all, I am seeking career advice as the 2018 residency application start looms. I am a 2018 graduate now working full time in a hospital. I applied to 15 higher-end residency programs, got 4 interviews (and 2 in Phase II) but did not match. After scrambling to find a job post-graduation I...
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    Banfield Pros and Cons

    Im currently in the middle of my 3rd year of vet school, and am kind of having a minor panic attack about the fact that I havent really found my niche yet. Im interested in many facets of vet med, but I havent found that one thing that I feel like I could be really passionate about. Ive had the...
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    MD & DO Will AI and Machine Learning (ML) Doom Your Choice of a Radiology Career Before it Starts?

    There is a lot of hype around AI and ML right now and major hospitals, universities and tech companies have already started pairing off/partnering up with big industry players like IBM and GE to name a few. There’s also no shortage of articles about how AI has outperformed a pathologist or a...
  31. Med.Geek

    Career advice: aspiring scientist interested cancer, cognition, and nutrition

    My background: I am currently a junior in college majoring in Neuroscience and Philosophy. I am heavily involved in basic science research (neurodegenerative diseases) and have been published in peer-reviewed journals/presented many abstracts. Currently, I intend to go to medical school for an...
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    MCAT RETAKE, APPLY TO SMP OR MASTERS B/F MEDICAL SCHOOL?

    Hello! I am working full time right now at Cornell hospital to pay some students loans off. I took my MCAT in June and while I was scoring 510 and up on my practice tests- I got a 498 on the actual exam, which was depressing. However I am planning on retaking it next March. My undergrad GPA...
  33. Piglet2020

    MD Help me choose - M1 Considering Multiple Specialties to Explore

    Hello, I’m an incoming M1. I haven’t decided which residency to pursue as I want to explore what’s out there. More about myself: F in early 20s, quiet & introverted, don’t mind seeing blood but prefer less surgery-heavy specialties I’m aiming for a less competitive to mod competitive specialty...
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    Doctor or dentist?

    Brain is scattering and I'm dying for opinions even though the decision will be ultimately left for me... So I love love love emergency medicine. I'm currently an EMT, and have wanted to practice it since highschool. Only problem is I know the hours can be hectic so it's going to bust time...
  35. sushi18

    Pros/Cons of MD in the Public Health field?

    Hi there, I am a non-traditional pre-med conflicted as to whether or not to pursue an MD. I have always been interested in public health, and want to devote my career to improving the lives of disadvantaged populations. Perhaps I want to have my cake and eat it too, but my dream is to be doing...
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    Community Residency Program

    This year's match didn't go the way that I had hoped. I matched into a no-name community residency program for Radiology. I know I shouldn't complain because I'm lucky that I matched at all, but I can't shake the feeling that I've really ruined my future. I'm afraid that my job prospects will be...
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    What should I do a Masters in (pre-med Forum)

    Hey Everyone! It's been a long time, hope you are all doing well. I wrote a forum on the nontraditional section, but go no response as of today, so I thought that I might try writing one on this forum, since, from my personal opinion, a lot of pre-meds know much more about the process. I am...
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    Career Advice

    Good afternoon! I've searched through this forum and haven't come across a similar post, but please re-direct me if this belongs elsewhere. I write to you in search of some advice regarding my current situation (and recommendations on how to better it). I am a 30-year-old male, working as a...
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    I am feeling my girlfriend may want to go to medical school for the wrong reason

    What worries me is that she was very stressed during this period when she studied for the MCAT and now she attributes the low grade to that stress and anxiety. It just seems to me that she postpones everything until the last minute as if she is not very motivated to work towards it. I just...
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    I Don't Know if I Have What it Takes

    I'm a high school student and I start applying for colleges this summer. I'm so scared because I've been reading about GPA deflations at my dream school, Johns Hopkins. Granted, statistically, I most likely won't get in, but it's got me thinking about whether I should really go through with...