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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
    Iowa
    I'm entering my third year of college and have been determined
    to go to med-school for a while. Recently though, I've been
    thinking quite a bit about entering the mission field as well.
    I was wondering if you had any info or links to let me know how
    I can get involved in a short-term medical mission. I feel like
    it would be valuable to me to try to go on a mission trip
    sometime before I enter med school, but I know time's running
    out. What are the pros and cons of taking a year off after
    college and doing something like going on a missions trip?
    Thank you for your time.
    [email protected]
     
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  3. drhenderson

    drhenderson Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Jul 24, 1999
    Columbia, MO, USA
    Try the following link for missions info. Also visit the mission trip photo section of medicalstudent.net http://www.cmds.org/missions.htm
     
  4. grasshopper

    grasshopper Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Just to encourage you, I was talking to an MD friend of mine today who strongly encouraged me to do something like that before med school (I'm personally not really considering it, but it's still a good idea), because it's basically impossible to go back and do it later. After med school, there has to be residency, and by the time you're done there it tends to be not a good looking career move to leave for a while, and people are usually ready to start/continue families. Course, I still want to do it sometime, but it definitely is a good idea to go ahead with it if circumstances permit, it seems, and my MD friend (also happens to be on the admissions committee at a top 20 school :)) definitely agrees.
     

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