Advice for undergrad...

WizardHowl

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    Hey guys, I'm an undergrad and I really want to go into opthalmology. I was just wondering what I could do now to optimize my situation. How is opth. going to be in 6 years in terms of competitiveness? I currently do cancer research and will have a paper out by the time I graduate, but will they not care about what I did during undergrad, even though I am working extensively in this lab? Or should I just look for opthalmology research even though I love the lab I'm working in now. Also I'm not going to lie to myself, I'm not the brightest person in the world and I really don't forsee myself doing stellar on step1, what can I do to help make up for a lower score that I will most likely get? Any advice at all would be appreciated. Having 20/10 vision I've always been intersted in this field. thanks guys!
     

    rubensan

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      wow, hmmm...where to start? i have to admire your eagerness. concentrate on the MCAT and getting into medical school. any published research will only help you and NOT hurt you re: o-p-h-t-h-a-l-m-o-l-o-g-y residency note the spelling ;) do well in medical school. do ophthalmology research IF it interests you and i agree, have an open mind, ophthalmology is one of many fantastic to fields of medicine. remember to be a good specialist, you have to first know how to be a good generalist. Good luck, i'm sure we will see you on this forum in the future.
       
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