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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by pwrpfgrl, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. pwrpfgrl

    pwrpfgrl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    I was just curious - how many here already are pretty sure about the specialty they want? how did you decide on it?

    I have some general ideas for myself, but nothing very concrete and just wanted to see how typical that is.

    Thanks for the input :)
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  3. SarahL

    SarahL Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Hi pwrpfgrl,

    I want to be a neurologist because I've been doing clinical research on multiple sclerosis for the last two years. But some people say you get into med school and have lots of great experiences and end up in something completely different from what you expected. Who knows? Maybe I'll end up in derm.
  4. wolferman

    wolferman Member? 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    I'm pretty set on surgery. I love the quick results you get from this line of work and working with my hands is something I like to do. As of yet, I'm unsure as to which surgical field, but I'm leading towards general or reconstructive/plastics.
  5. Kadyra

    Kadyra Will drive for music. 7+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 2001
    Glendale, AZ
    I really love ortho because way back when I was a pre-vet I got to see tons of veterinary orthopedic surgeries, and I thought they were so interesting. But I'm not sure if that's what I want to do since I'm interested in almost every other specialty. I figure that it will come to me sometime within the next three years <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
  6. pwrpfgrl

    pwrpfgrl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    Thanks everyone! I guess my problem is that I think everything sounds like I would enjoy it. This was also my problem as an undergrad - it took me so long to narrow down what I wanted to do that I lost time in preparing myself for applying to med school. i'm worried that the same type of thing may happen once i get into med school and I'll be hopelessly behind again! :( that would stink. i hate playing catch-up but i'm worried that if i decide on something too soon, i may miss out on others!
  7. Chadleez1

    Chadleez1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2001
    I'm going in with an open mind, but I really feel like neonatology is what I would like to do.

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