career choice

  1. D

    It is too late for me to switch this career choice

    I will start pharmacy school this August. However, after following this forum I have realized that my chance of getting a job is extremely low and my debt will be >200k. But I am feeling stuck because I can't really switch to any other career especially not engineering since I can't handle Math...
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    I Hate Having a Boss or Being Told What to Do...

    Been getting different answers on this issue, so thought I'd ask it here. Is medicine a good (still good?) profession for someone who by temperament doesn't like having a boss or being told what to do? Some thoughts: The actual training for becoming a physician, med school + residency +...
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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...
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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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    technology consulting to medicine

    Hey everyone, so I recently graduated and am now working as a technology consultant at a very large technology consulting firm. I was wondering if there were a decent amount of people that go along this path, and then decide to do medicine. Will this sort of diversify my application? Why did you...
  7. R

    Questions for physician-scientists in biotech, from an incoming medicine resident

    I'm an outgoing 4th year med student in the US, and excited to start my residency for internal medicine this July. Though I know that it's impossible to prepare for intern year, I think it can make a difference knowing what long-term career options are available and which one I'd like to pursue...
  8. Crayola227

    Don't Miss Career Advice

    Choosing a Specialty: A letter to a medical student This was written as advice to a medical student about psychiatry. However, I think it's valuable for anyone in the sciences, doing research. And I think it's amazing all around vocational advice, how we think about work vs. a calling.
  9. rr-ferreira

    Mind, Body and Spirit - Integrative Medicine + Psychiatry or Career in Psychology?

    Hi everyone! I am from Brazil. I've been having a hard time to decide whether I should become a psychologist or a psychiatrist. I know that in order to practice medicine in the USA and other places abroad one has to pass through a different process, when compared to the one here in Brazil...
  10. rr-ferreira

    Mind, Body and Spirit - Integrative Medicine + Psychiatry or Career in Psychology?

    Hi everyone! I am from Brazil. I've been having a hard time to decide whether I should become a psychologist or a psychiatrist. I know that in order to practice medicine in the USA and other places abroad one has to pass through a different process, when compared to the one here in Brazil...
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    Help with career choice regarding surgery would be greatly appreciated

    Hello, Here's to my first post on SDN. Thanks in advance. I am a 4th year medical student at a mid-high tier medical school. I am currently very crunched for time/stressed regarding choosing a specialty in order to be able to graduate and match on time. I started medical school under the...