10+ Year Member
- Apr 14, 2009
Hi everyone - I spoke to a neurosurgeon yesterday who gave me some good insight as to where I am really leaning in my career options. I am currently in the middle of med school apps, and see my end result as doing research directly on patients (ex - investigating brain 'pacemakers' for neuropsychological purposes) as well as becoming a professor. He stated that with an MD/MPH I could be done with my path within 5 years, come out doing research and immediately as associate faculty. My research so far makes me think the MPH is more for people interested in helping the public - ie people without money. Noble as it is, this is not what I want to do. I can't even tell if the path he suggested would lead to what I want. I don't really see myself doing only a PhD. Any thoughts are GREATLY appreciated. thanks!