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    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...
  2. C

    Peds & Informatics - but need a career path change

    Hi all, I recently finished peds residency in the US and now doing an ACGME fellowship in clinical informatics. However, after being in the fellowship I realize that the informatics career is not for me. Outside of work I'm also having some personal issues and overall it's shown me that I need...
  3. N

    Hospitalist job offer 220K base + production/quality

    I am currently a PGY-2 in a community hospital in the east coast. While I was initially interested in a specialty career, I find the hospitalist gig attractive. I have a senior who received the above offer. It is for an academic hospital in Pennsylvania, working 7 on/7 off schedule in a...
  4. T

    Ex-Ibanker now resident AMA

    I worked in finance, made the switch to MD, now PGY-2. Happy to talk about career change, finance, existential crisises, etc.
  5. B

    Reflection: Pain Is a Vital Sign

    Working to improve healthcare, I still don't look forward to being a patient—especially not unexpectedly. Here's a personal reflection on life and leadership following my medical episode. I hope you find it valuable. Reflection: Pain Is a Vital Sign
  6. T

    Need future career advice/suggestions please (rn > np, pa/something else?)

    Hi So here's my story Im a male student and recently graduated with a bachelor of science in biology with a very good 3.7 gpa. Unfortunately I have limited experience in health care and have only worked in school involving laboratory. I am stuck in a "what to do next" phase. I have been...
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    [Australian Doctors] Insight into Emergency Medicine vs General Surgery

    I'm a current intern in Australia, but with resident medical officer positions beginning to open up, I am tossing up between which pathway to set myself up for in the future. I'm curious when and how you decided on your specialty/area of practice. The perspectives of various fields seem so...
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  9. MysteriousDoge

    Lowly Pre-med Question

    Hello Pathology experts, I have a few quick questions the pathology career in general. I am going into medical school and have a great interest in pathology. I know I am ahead of myself but I just want to get a feel for the field. 1) If I aspire to subspecialize in either neuropathology or...
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    Which healthcare field should I pursue?

    Third-year, Biomedical Sciences degree, 3.8 GPA, strong sciences. Little shadowing experience, no research experience (outside of intense lab courses, which I tended to dislike). Always wanted to go into medicine, never knew which field; MD, PA, NP, DO, OD... I've considered almost every major...
  11. E

    Hopkins MPH Vs. Harvard Job (+Harvard MPH)

    Hi all! I'm at a very strange and promising crossroads and would love to get some feedback, because I'm truly at a loss for what direction to take. I just got accepted to the Hopkins MPH Full-time program for the upcoming year, which I honestly thought I had no shot at. While waiting for that...
  12. B

    Should I still become a Pharmacist?

    I've been working at a pharmacy as a tech for a couple of months now and I like the actual job... but what I don't like is the customers. Everyone is always rude and will yell at you for just about anything. I keep a positive attitude and laugh about it, but sometimes it really gets to me even...
  13. M

    How did you choose medicine?

    Hello everyone, I am a communication disorders student who is having a rather hard time choosing what field I would like to go into. I have always been very attracted to the medical field as I genuinely enjoy helping people, in addition to some intense childhood experiences regarding my health...
  14. F

    Physical Health > Dream Career?

    Hi everyone! I guess my post is more confusing than anything. Long story short. I have a back injury and my doctor suggested that I stop doing all sports and do something that is not as physically demanding. And if I were to continue to do sports and put stress on my body, my injury would get...
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    Pharmacist Career Ladder

    Greetings all! I work as a clinical pharmacy coordinator at a growing health-system. I have been tasked by my administration to develop a Pharmacist Career Ladder akin to the one laid out by the Yale team in this publication: Implementation of a pharmacist career ladder program | American...
  16. J

    Should I follow my instincts & become a doctor?

    Hello, Well this is the classic should-I-be-a-doctor question. To sum it up: -I'm 16 years old (junior) -I've mostly always wanted to work in the medical field, though my dream job has varied (veterinarian, doctor, surgeon, etc) -I've always been interested in human anatomy and trying to figure...
  17. RedWhite&Blue

    What are your personal likes and dislikes for the Animal Science field?

    I've currently getting my BA in Animal Science, and will soon be making the choice whether I want to pursue dairy science or equine science. Either way, there are many contributors to why I love/don't like Animal Science. One thing I love about it is the diversity of animals I get to work with...
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    Is pharmacy a good career for those who love chemistry?

    I'm current a HS junior. I loved pre-AP chem, and I'm taking AP chem my senior year. I'm in AP physics now.
  19. C

    Career change from IT to Physical Therapy

    I am 35 y.o. with a B.S. in Computer Science, and have spent the last 10 years working with reputable IT companies in Boston area. Although I have fared well with my IT career, now I'm at a point in my life where I've come to realize that I need to pursue a more rewarding career in a domain...
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    Attention: Business Opportunity/ Partnership for Anesthesia Contract in NY

    Presenting unique opportunity for a possible partnership in Central NY at a state of the art surgery center. Currently 2 CRNAs have an exclusive long term contract and looking to partner with an Anesthesiologist. In the beginning phases of rolling out anesthesia so a great time to build...
  21. M

    I'm finding it hard to acquire clinical experiences. Help?

    Let me start of by saying that I am taking my prereqs at community college. So far I've taken: Sociology, Psychology, College Algebra, Speech, 2 English courses, and Philosophy. This summer I'll be taking Criminal Justice(diversity requirement), Information Systems, and a health class, and...
  22. B

    Attention: Business Opportunity/ Partnership for Anesthesia Contract in NY

    Presenting unique opportunity for a possible partnership in Central NY at a state of the art surgery center. Currently 2 CRNAs have an exclusive long term contract and looking to partner with an Anesthesiologist. In the beginning phases of rolling out anesthesia so a great time to build...
  23. T

    Confused about what career I want

    For the past few months I've been panicking and stressing out over career choices. I'm 27 years old and hold a BA in psychology and art. I went to college completely uninformed about a lot of things. I wanted to do animation at first, but that quickly went away. At some point during college I...
  24. msyato

    VCU vs. UC Schools (For Undergrad)

    Hello, to start off, I will hopefully be attending college this Fall. So far I've received admittance to some schools, in particular VCU. I am a California resident and also applied to UC schools, which I hear from in March. The point is, I want to know would it be worth it for me to choose VCU...
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    Career Path Help?

    Hello to everyone here at SDN, I'm new to the forum and joined to help myself decide on the right career path. Currently, I'm working on getting a Bachelor's degree in Biology. The problem is that the only career I feel excited about that I can get with a Biology degree is Dentistry and all...
  26. Tigrane

    Do Physical Therapists get (randomly or not) drug tested?

    I'm still young and for the past few years I've had trouble figuring out and solidifying a decision of what I'd like to do. When I was younger, like as a kid, I always aspired to become a doctor. I read up a ton on the subjects and dove pretty deep. My interest in pursuing that career dwindled...
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    Career-based Master's Programs

    Hi everyone! I'm thinking of applying to a Master's program (to bring up my GPA) before I apply to medical school. Can you think of any biology-based master's programs that are career-based? For example, there's MSc. in Genetic Counselling, which certifies one as a Genetic Counsellor. What are...
  28. C

    Not sure If Medicine is for me...

    Hello, I am a pre-med student at a top 40 university in the US. I understand this is a med student fourume, but I really need the perspective of people who are more familiar with the process, and have experience. Recently, I have been struggling on whether medicine is right for me. I'm just...
  29. K

    Have you thought about pursuing a non-clinical career or switching out of medicine completely?

    I'm an MD that switched early on in the game from clinical medicine to pursuing a non-clinical career in health insurance and more recently in entrepreneurship. As a little bit of background, I was pretty certain by my third year of medical school that clinical medicine was not for me, but had...
  30. K

    Have you thought about pursuing a non-clinical career or switching out of medicine completely?

    I'm an MD that switched early on in the game from clinical medicine to pursuing a non-clinical career in health insurance and more recently in entrepreneurship. As a little bit of background, I was pretty certain by my third year of medical school that clinical medicine was not for me, but had...
  31. K

    Have you thought about pursuing a non-clinical career or switching out of medicine completely?

    I'm an MD that switched early on in the game from clinical medicine to pursuing a non-clinical career in health insurance and more recently in entrepreneurship. As a little bit of background, I was pretty certain by my third year of medical school that clinical medicine was not for me, but had...
  32. auntjemima

    Is Pharmacy still a viable career?

    Hello SDN. I'm a high school student who is considering becoming a pharmacist. I still have a ways to go, so I decided to do some research, and found a plethora of information about the pharmacy market saturation. I'm here to either confirm or deny my suspicions, and this looks like a trusted...
  33. P

    Career path

    (I'm not entirely sure what "Help me decide" thread is about, so maybe this question belongs there) Hello! I find myself becoming increasingly confused regarding my future career path. Right now I'm a first year Master's student at Forensic Psychology program. While being fascinated by the...
  34. CompHealth

    Finding a Hospital Job

    If you’re looking for a great hospital job, there’s someone you need to impress before you ever meet the new boss and team — the physician recruiter. In most health systems, recruiters serve as the gatekeeper. Their job is to screen job candidates to determine if they will be a good fit for the...
  35. CompHealth

    Career Paths after Residency

    As you prepare for your career as a full time physician, it can be daunting to determine what your next steps should be. With a large variety of options today, it really just depends on your interests. Here are just a few options for new physicians to consider: Work in a hospital Join a...
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    MD/PhD or PhD or PhD/post doc for aging research

    Hello forum. I want to do research in biology of aging (understanding oxidative stress and genetic components of aging). I did my Bachelor's in US. Currently my option is doing MD/PhD (5 yrs) in South Korea or doing PhD or PhD+Post doc (3 or around 6-7 yrs) in Europe. After education, I wish to...
  37. doctor.cvas

    Career in Veterinary Medicine

    I have chosen the veterinary medicine (DVM) as my profession. Its my 2nd year going to end in the graduate school. 10/12 months are of studies each year but we get 2 months vacations after that each year. I want to build a big, elegant career in this field. Kindly suggest me what should or what...
  38. DrHalsey

    Low MCAT 2015 score, chances?

    Got a 15 on the old MCAT (was not properly prepared) and 490 on the 2015 MCAT (studied for months for this one). Took it this past May. 550+ hours of volunteer experience at a surgical ward. I have letters from the chairman of the science department at my school and the charge nurse from the...
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    Pathologist Assistant Career Undergrad Prep and Scholarships

    I'm a sophomore biology major currently (recently) planning for a PathA career. My understanding is that admission to a masters program is competitive, but I'm shadowing at and volunteering for my local hospital's pathology/anatomy department, and my GPA is in good standing. Aside from that...
  40. witchbreath

    Fake doctors

    Considering the majority posting on SDN are not doctors, I suggest you all look into other careers, such as business and law, which require graduate degrees.