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Is Nephrology, gastroenterology considered primary care?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Bengalswillwin, May 7, 2007.

  1. Bengalswillwin

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    i know pediatrics and OB/GYN are but wasn't sure about these two
     
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    No, I don't think Nephrology and GI can be considered primary care. They are sub-specialties of IM.
     
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    No, but you need to do internal med. or peds residency in order to get into nephr or GI fellowships, spicedmanna beat me to it
     
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    Moron? I know a couple of other people are, but I'm not really sure about this case.

    (BTW, the answer is no.)
     
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    so I should not mention my interest in these fields to med schools that want to produce primary care physicians, right?
     
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    isnt ob/gyn a surgical sub? I'm dont think its primary care
     
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    it is according to this one med school but i dont know for sure... ask others
     
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    OBGYNs can serve as primary care docs for women, the fact that the school places emphasis on educating prim.care physicians doesn't mean they want 100% of their graduates to enter that one field, don't be afraid to mention your interets anywhere and btw Bengals will not win, Da Bears will!
     
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    Don't tell me you have your kidneys set on nephrology after studying the juxtaglomerular apparatus for the MCAT. :barf:
     
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    No, s/he set the eyes on GI after those eyes nearly popped out after all s/he had to go through to overcome constipation.
     
  12. Sol Rosenberg

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    Tell the truth. Interviewers can spot a liar/tool a mile away. I've interviewed dozens of people for jobs, and trust me, it's true. These people have interviewed literally hundreds of medical school candidates and will be able to spot a BS story like yours from a mile away.

    Plus, whatever happened to just being honest/honorable?
     
  13. IceMan0824

    IceMan0824 Holy crip, he's a crapple
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    It died in me at age 15.
     
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    I would consider a nephrology sub-speciality primary care. But that's just me...

    But I would go ahead and mention it. There is a developing shortage of doctors who go into sub-specialities so showing enthusiasm for it probably will do more good than anything else.
     
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    Too true. If you have an application that shows shadowing of nephrologists and pubs on nephrology but no volunteer work in clinics/hospice and then say how your life dream is family practice, you'll fool no one.
    Also agree. Too many folks sell out/compromise themselves with age, but to do so before graduating college just seems... sad.
     

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