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iason: Question about specialties...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jim Henderson, Aug 23, 1999.

  1. Jim Henderson

    Jim Henderson 10+ Year Member

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    Aug 22, 1999
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    I am currently going to a 4 year university and considering a pre-med major, I am basically in my second year with no upper division type work (I just recently picked a major). I do not know much about the different "specialties" that medical carreers are divided into.
    My questions: When does a student decide what specialty field they want to go into? How can I learn more about each field? Is thier a chance to try different fields before choosing one?
     
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  3. Jim Henderson

    Jim Henderson 10+ Year Member

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    Aug 22, 1999
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    You do not have to pick a specialty before you get into medical school. Many do not pick a specialty until after they actually start clinical rotations. Most have a field of choice by the end of their 3rd year. Interestingly, students often change their choice of specialty during their medical school years!
    Best wishes!


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    Jim Henderson, MD of Medicalstudent.net
     

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