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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by dantt, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. dantt

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    I am a recent graduate who is applying for the fall 2007 medical school class. I was just recommended by my professor to solid model for Boeing. This would definitely be a great experience / look good on my resume . . . if I were going to be an engineer. But I'm going to enter medical school. I wrote in some of my secondary applications that I was planning to do some work in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry to get another perspective on medicine on my year off. Would this be a bad idea?

    Your thoughts are appreciated :)
     
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  3. phospho

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    I'd personally say go for it...not only is it an excellent opportunity for you, but I think that a premed excelling and achieving in something like this would definitely be classified as well-rounded. Even if this well-rounded crap isn't really true, it's an excellent opportunity for you...at least that's what I think... Good luck!
     
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    some advice I was told early on: do what you want to do, not what you think med schools want you to do...
    I thought that was some pretty good advice. Go for Boeing if you think you'd enjoy it. It def won't hurt your app.
     
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    Go to Boeing if you want. Once you enter med school, you will not get a second chance to do something as unique as working as an engineer.
     
  6. dantt

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    I am just concerned it would show a lack of dedication to medicine. Unlike being an engineer for a biotech firm or working for pharmaceuticals, there is very little relevance to medicine in particular. I dunno, I'm definitely giving them my resume though. Hopefully, it'll pan out.
     
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    Well did you participate in other medical related activities? I shadowed a doctor today that was a teacher for 5 years, and one yesterday that was a welder of all things......
     
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    1. It will certainly give you an EC that will stand out in your app. Some of the best ECs aren't medically related.

    2. You obviously think it will be a great experience.

    3. When you enter medical school, you won't have the opportunity to go back and have such an experience. Medical school precludes all engineering/fun related activities. :p
    -Dr. P.
     
  9. dantt

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    Well, I already turned in my primary so it won't be in the EC list. I guess it'd be something to talk about during an interview. It's not a problem that I wrote I'd be doing biotech in my secondary but I do aerospace instead?
     
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    I worked in a particle engineering lab for two years studying nanotech. I still got accepted to med school. Your other EC's should tell admissions committees that you're interested in becoming a doctor. In my class I've met two teachers, a DJ, and an investment banker.
     
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    I think you should do things that will be fun and interesting to you. You might find you love this type of work and you prefer it over medicine. It is a good oppurtunity and it couldn't hurt you application, and would be something cool to talk about in interviews.
     

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