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EVERYONE, tell me which specialty you want to enter.

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jova, Mar 8, 2002.

  1. Jova

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    First, I congratulate you all for pursuing such a great profession. I am a current student doing a bit of backgroung research on the current career attitudes of entering medical students.

    I would greatly appreciate if you would post the following information:

    1) The specialty you plan to enter. (I realize some of you may not know right now. If you are unsure, please list the two which you like at this time.)

    2) Reason you chose this specialty, briefly. (ie., patient population, lifestyle, intellectual challenge, income, previous experience, seems cool, etc.)

    3) Is a parent or close relative in the medical profession? Do you have a role model or mentor in this field?

    4) The school you plan to attend.

    5) Your ethnicity, gender, and age, if you don't mind. (If you would rather not state, that's fine; please state as much as you feel comfortable.)

    Thank you all so much!! <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" />

    I look forward to reading your responses. And best of luck in your future careers! <img border="0" alt="[Lovey]" title="" src="graemlins/lovey.gif" />
     
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  3. Dr. Corday

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    Alright, I'll be your first volunteer :D

    1) The specialty you plan to enter. (
    Neurology, neurosurgery or pediatric of those specialties

    2) Reason you chose this specialty, briefly.
    I just love the brain!!!

    3) Is a parent or close relative in the medical profession? Do you have a role model or mentor in this field?
    My uncle is an ob/gyn. I don't really have a role model, but Patch Adams would come close <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    4) The school you plan to attend.
    haha.. I'll answer that in August, but hopefully earlier!

    Good luck with your research, and are you pre-med?
     
  4. El Jefe

    El Jefe The Jefe
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    1) The specialty you plan to enter.
    Surgery

    2) Reason you chose this specialty, briefly.
    Want something "hands on"

    3) Is a parent or close relative in the medical profession? Do you have a role model or mentor in this field?
    No and no

    4) The school you plan to attend.
    Don't know yet.

    5)Age/race/gender
    21/white/male
     
  5. MorningLight2100

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    Here ya go. . . :)

    1) The specialty you plan to enter.
    Pediatric oncology

    2) Reason you chose this specialty, briefly.
    Oncology is a field in which we can, theoretically, "cure" patients, but the treatments necessary to reach that goal wreak havoc upon the body. It's also a changing field that promises to be exciting. Most importantly. . . these children and their families deal with an astronomical amount of fear and suffering, and I want to dedicate my life to helping them in the best way that I can.

    3) Is a parent or close relative in the medical profession? Do you have a role model or mentor in this field?
    I actually don't have any family members in the medical field, and don't particularly view anyone as a mentor.

    4) The school you plan to attend.
    Columbia P&S. . . I think :)

    5) Your ethnicity, gender, and age, if you don't mind.
    White female (Irish-American <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> ), age 22
     
  6. Street Philosopher

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    field of interest: neurosurgery, neurology, general surgery

    why: "brain, booyah" "surgery booyah"

    school: whichever I get into

    person in medical field: sister doing internal residency

    asian male, 22
     
  7. Ripley

    Ripley Dr. Wannabe
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    1) The specialty you plan to enter.
    radiology or cardiology

    2) Reason you chose this specialty, briefly.
    Cool pictures. Think the heart is the most amazing organ. Intellectual stimulation.

    3) Is a parent or close relative in the medical profession? Do you have a role model or mentor in this field?
    My sig. other is an anesthesiologist

    4) The school you plan to attend.
    Heh, very funny. Will be a mystery until I get a letter.

    5) Your ethnicity, gender, and age, if you don't mind.
    Caucasion/f/30
     
  8. UCMonkey

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    OK, here's mine

    1. Emergency Med. or Surgery (maybe trauma?). I'll add that I'll be starting my career in the military.

    2. I like the "hands on" and variety of problems tha tpresent

    3. Nobody in my family, but we have a close friend who's an FP

    4. As of right now, the University of Cincinnati

    5. 22 yo caucasian male
     
  9. Dr. Will

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    1. Specialty
    Emergency medicine or family practice

    2. Reason
    See a wide range of patients and problems.

    3. Relatives/role models
    Uncle is an ob/gyn. the cast of ER

    4. School
    Which ever one accepts me

    5. age, sex, ethnicity
    22 yr old latino male
     
  10. Jamier2

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    1) I like Family Practice for the ease with which I could stay in my home area. It's rural and I like it that way. :) I also love surgery, but I dont know it would affect my location/lifestyle wishes.

    2) FP - I like the way you get to know your patients very well, in areas like this you know almost all your patients by their first names, know their children, ect.

    Surgery - I have always loved surgery, and any hands on type activity.

    3) No family or friends (except those I've met being a pre-med) who are involved in medicine at all. Well, there is this one cousin who was a surgical tech, but she got fired and now works at a bar. :)

    4) The University of Kentucky.

    5) White, Male, 26
     
  11. USeF

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    this was the cleanest format.

    1. Specialty
    Preventive medicine

    2. Reason
    not just IMPROVE health, but maintain it for entire populations.

    3. Relatives/role models
    Never met one in my life, parents aren't physicians.

    4. School
    Chicago, Pitt, Florida or G-town (Which ever one accepts me)

    5. age, sex, ethnicity
    21/male/caucasion [North African-American]
     
  12. rxfudd

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    1. Specialty: EM or neurology

    2. Reason: I shadowed in an EM - awesome stuff, really. I like the diversity in patients and procedures. Not so sure about neurology, I probably shouldn't have put it down. Eh, whatever...

    3. Family members: None are doctors, although my dad and grandfather are pharmacists.

    4. Rush

    5. White male, 22
     
  13. OldManDave

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    #1 - Anesthesiology residency to be followed by a Critical Care Med fellowship

    #2 - Complex problem solving in a high-acuity environment w/ a minimum of "chronic" in my patient population

    #3 - Nope, no parent/relative/friend in this or any other medical field. I have chosen it because I feel it is natural evolution of my 10+ years as a respiratory therapist, I love being in the OR (my personality fits well with the people there) & I had an absolute blast during my anesthesia clerkship -- more fund than any of the others

    #4 - I will graduate from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Med 7 June 2003

    #5 - Irish/Cherokee // Male // 35 (36 in late May)
     
  14. Dr. Kermit

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    I'll play along:

    1. Specialty
    Pediatric (leaning toward general, but hem/onc and psychiatry are possibilities)

    2. Reason
    I have always had a strong affinity to working with children (All of my ECs were with children! ie. babysitter, tutor, counselor, volunteer, and RA.) I enjoy interacting with children as they have such an untarnished image of the world and themselves. It's wholesome, heartwarming, and many times candid. In addition, it's a continual challenge to work with children and their parents to develop and hone communication skills.

    3. Relatives/Role models
    My father is a psychiatrist. He was a surgeon before immigrating here and then he completed a residency in his field. My current boss and his first year fellow are hem/oncs.

    4. School
    Most likely Einstein unless Temple offers me $$.

    5. Age, sex, ethnicity
    22/XX/Asian
     
  15. shimmer118

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    1. Aerospace medicine

    2. Because I am a pilot, have done some physiological research at NASA on the KC-135, and I want to be an astronaut. It's just the coolest stuff in the world! :D

    3. Nobody in my entire family is in the medical profession.

    4. Haven't decided yet.

    5. Caucasian female, 24 yrs. old
     
  16. nebula7

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    1.Specialty
    Internal Medicine

    2.Reason
    Variety/would not be repetitive, love talking w/patients, problem solving, etc

    3.Mentor
    Dr. I used to work for at free clinic. No family members in profession

    4.School
    Mercer

    5.Caucasian/26/Female
     
  17. reesie0726

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    1. Internal Medicine specializing in Women's Health

    2. Probably from some of my volunteer experience in a hospital also b/c I am a woman and I would like to adress the health concerns of women.

    3.No family members. It is a big deal for me to go to med school in my family.

    4.Probably Columbia.

    5.Black female/25
     
  18. BamaFlip

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    1. Leaning towards Orhto Surgery

    2. The smell of the cement makes me feel kinda funny, j/k.

    3. No one in my family has ever been a physician. My mother is a nurse though. I can't help but admire Dr. Andrews @ Healthsouth in Birmingham.

    4. UAB

    5. 22/Caucasian/Male
     
  19. Wu-Tang Killa Bee

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    1. IM or PM&R fellowship in Sports Medicine

    2. IM can stay close to home and practice
    PM&R it is pretty much wide open plus I would love to work for the Ravens!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    3. No mentors.

    4. Iowa, RWJ, Howard

    5. 22 AA male
     
  20. 1) The specialty you plan to enter.

    Way too early to even speculate. I will say that EMedicine looks very good and I couldn't take an 8 year residency.

    3) Is a parent or close relative in the medical profession? Do you have a role model or mentor in this field?

    A couple family members.

    4) The school you plan to attend.

    Way too early to tell but OHSU would be the most practical. Mayo looks freaking rad though.

    5) Your ethnicity, gender, and age, if you don't mind. (If you would rather not state, that's fine; please state as much as you feel comfortable.)

    19 white male.
     
  21. brandonite

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    1. Cardiology or radiology (just like Chill).

    2. I like the science behind both. I like the patient contact with cardiology, and I like the lifestyle of radiology. Not sure how I'll decide between them...

    3. My grandfather was a FP. I suppose he would be a role model. Other than that, nobody.

    4. Probably the University of Manitoba, barring any miracles... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    5. 22 year old white male.
     
  22. drjo2002

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    1) The specialty you plan to enter: Pediatrics or internal Medicine

    2) Reason you chose this specialty, briefly: I love the challenge and the fulfillment of working with children. Diversity of patients and situations. Working with the same patients for many years and getting to know them well.

    3) Is a parent or close relative in the medical profession? Do you have a role model or mentor in this field? Not really...One of my cousins is married to a psychiatrist, but I really don't know him well.

    4) The school you plan to attend. Probably UIC, unless I get into NU or CWRU

    5) Your ethnicity, gender, and age: caucasion/ Female/ 21
     
  23. watto

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    1) Forensic or adolescent psych
    2) Forensic: I like to do puzzles that require nothing more than a body of knowledge, an intellect, and a pad of paper and pencil. Adolescent: Part of me still understands the mechanisms of a kid's mind. After working with kids in a variety of areas, I understand the thrill of pulling back the curtain and revealing for them the Wizard of controlling factors in their lives that they never appreciated were there.
    3) No, no, and no.
    4) U of MN-Minneapolis, U Vermont, or GWU
    5) Female, 28, half South American, half not
     
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    Hi--
    1. Although it's still really early, right now I'm most interested in pediatrics.

    2. I truly enjoy working with children. Also, there would be opportunities to see great diversity.

    3. No one in my family is in the medical field. I do have a physician who's been wonderful about allowing me to shadow him and helping me through the process.

    4. SLU or Missouri

    5. White female, 22
     

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