DarkChild

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jan 27, 2002
727
2
0
New York
Visit site
Status
out of curiousity, how many MD applicants are interested in academic medicine...
are there any MD applicants who are very interested in doing research too?
and for those med students who do research, if you ultimately want to practice, why the interest in research?
 

Dr. Don

Senior Member
15+ Year Member
Dec 15, 2001
944
0
341
Los Angeles
Visit site
Status
Resident [Any Field]
I want to get into academic medicine, but nothing lab bench research related, but more clinical. I enjoy teaching a lot, but although I do have a lot of research experience, I just don't see myself being happy doing that for the rest of my life, however patient care and teaching medical students on clinical care of the patient is really what I'm aiming for in the future....anybody else?
 

pAkhtmAn

pAkht mEmbEr
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jul 30, 2002
94
1
0
37
Tampa, FL
Visit site
Status
Originally posted by Dr. Don
I want to get into academic medicine, but nothing lab bench research related, but more clinical. I enjoy teaching a lot, but although I do have a lot of research experience, I just don't see myself being happy doing that for the rest of my life, however patient care and teaching medical students on clinical care of the patient is really what I'm aiming for in the future....anybody else?
Hey,
I'm kind of leaning in that direction too. I find lab work impossibly boring, but I definitely enjoy teaching. So I can see myself doing just that: clinical care and teaching medical students.

thE pAkht
 

perrum365

Rebel Scum
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jul 11, 2002
61
0
0
Visit site
Status
so... how do we get into it? how do we get to become clinical professors? anyone know? :) it sounds like great fun to me
 

SunnyS81

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Apr 17, 2002
473
2
0
Dallas, TX
Status
Resident [Any Field]
I'm interested in academic medicine. I am interested in clinical academics for two reasons:

1) I enjoy teaching.

2) I am interested in application of optimization methods in medicine.
 

Gleevec

Peter, those are Cheerios
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Nov 24, 2002
4,129
6
0
Status
Yeah I think academic medicine is great because it allows you to

1. Teach
2. Conduct clinical trials/be more intimately connected to the PhD research that will eventually reach mainstream (ie be on cutting edge)
3. Coworkers are awesome, it is a more team-oriented atmosphere
4. It would just be so darn cool to say "I work at the * University Medical School"
 

Adcadet

Long way from Gate 27
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jul 22, 2002
2,155
11
241
44 deg 1 min 11 sec N, 92 deg 28 min 55 sec W
Visit site
Status
Resident [Any Field]
I hope to go into academic medicine. I want to see patients and conduct translational research. I also don't mind the idea of teaching.
 

Adcadet

Long way from Gate 27
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jul 22, 2002
2,155
11
241
44 deg 1 min 11 sec N, 92 deg 28 min 55 sec W
Visit site
Status
Resident [Any Field]
Originally posted by DarkChild

and for those med students who do research, if you ultimately want to practice, why the interest in research?
Why the interest in research? Because I am not satisfied with the current state of knowledge, and I desperately want to do something to improve the situation. I also have a lot of research experience, and I seem to be pretty good at it. I find research can be immenesly enjoyable one day, and very boring the next.
 

TroutBum

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jun 15, 2002
316
3
0
Denver, CO
Visit site
Status
I'm definitely leaning in that direction. It's funny because I didn't realize it at first, and actually didn't apply to Pritzker because they said they were so geared toward training academic physicians. I only started to think about it a bunch after I had to answer the question "If you couldn't go into medicine, what would you do?" and I knew right away that I would want to teach. So, why not combine the two??

But to get a good position in academic medicine, you would still most likely have to do some sort of research, whether it's clinically based or lab based.
 

AlternateSome1

Burnt Out
15+ Year Member
Aug 2, 2002
978
19
351
NY
Status
Attending Physician
Academic Medicine might be fun when I'm old and grey. After the insurance companies and lawsuits make medicine unbearable, why not have a back up plan?

~AS1~
 

USeF

sunny L.A.
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jun 13, 2001
901
2
0
38
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
home.uchicago.edu
Status
Originally posted by TroutBum
I'm definitely leaning in that direction. It's funny because I didn't realize it at first, and actually didn't apply to Pritzker because they said they were so geared toward training academic physicians...
I'm at Pritzker. 'nuff said :)
 

Gleevec

Peter, those are Cheerios
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Nov 24, 2002
4,129
6
0
Status
Originally posted by AlternateSome1
Academic Medicine might be fun when I'm old and grey. After the insurance companies and lawsuits make medicine unbearable, why not have a back up plan?

~AS1~
You are still practicing medicine though, just in an academic setting...