medschool08

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Hey guys!! So this might be a stupid qst, but here it goes anyways!

Although it may be still too early to ask this, but do many students choose to become immunologists? If I were to choose this, would I be pretty much dealing with clinical research for most of the time?

The reason I am asking this is because I really like studing about autoimmune diseases or immunodefieciency problems, but I just wasn't sure what field of medicine deals with this.

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated!!
Thanks!!
 

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Hey guys!! So this might be a stupid qst, but here it goes anyways!

Although it may be still too early to ask this, but do many students choose to become immunologists? If I were to choose this, would I be pretty much dealing with clinical research for most of the time?

The reason I am asking this is because I really like studing about autoimmune diseases or immunodefieciency problems, but I just wasn't sure what field of medicine deals with this.

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated!!
Thanks!!
IM residency followed by a fellowship in allergy/immuno. Rheum docs deal a lot with autoimmune diseases as well.
 

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Allergy/Immunology is a fellowship that any internal medicine OR pediatric residency trained physician may undertake (it is a separate board not under the auspice of ABIM or ABP)

Rheumatology also deals extensively with the immune system. It is a fellowship. Adult rheumatology after internal medicine residency, or pediatric rheymatology after pediatric residency.