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I don't like research...

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by gellybean, Oct 7, 2001.

  1. gellybean

    gellybean Member 7+ Year Member

    May 31, 2001
    I don't like research and do not want to go into academic medicine...does anyone else feel the same way? How should I answer a question that asks for my "level of interest in a career as a full-time faculty member in a medical school"? Should I be honest...
    Please help!!!
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  3. proffit

    proffit ovary mcnugget 10+ Year Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Clinical medical research is different from the sort of stuff you've done in undergrad. Say that you don't like bench research and haven't been exposed yet to clinical research. Either way don't demean the analytical research thought process in any way. That's my take...

  4. PTjay

    PTjay Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2001
    west hartford, CT, USA
    i kind of felt the same way. one of the school's i'm interested in applying to is big on research and i wasn't sure i'd be prepared for that. fortunately i will be conducting some clinical research next year due to the program i'm currently enrolled in. we've been doing a lot of research article reviewing this semester to get ready for it and to be honest i'm getting much more interested in this now (articles can be boring to read but knowing i will get to perform actual research next year is exciting).

    so basically i suggest being totally honest but at least attempt to see what type of research is out there, you may be surprised and end up enjoying it.
  5. lilycat

    lilycat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2000
    This is moving over to Pre-Allopathic where it is probably more relevant.

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