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MS3 Interested in Dermatology Research Year

Discussion in 'Dermatology' started by N'Syncope, Jan 11, 2019.

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  1. N'Syncope

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    Hello!

    I'm an MS3 with recent interest in dermatology. 260+ Step 1 and 10+ publications in another field, likely AOA at a top 15 medical school.

    Unfortunately, it's rather late in the academic year, and I'm not sure where to start in terms of scheduling a paid research year. What do you all recommend? Is a career in dermatology impossible at this point?

    Thanks!
     
  2. asmallchild

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    Your stats are good enough that you don't need a research year.

    Cultivating a worthwhile and paid research year takes time. I would start with your home department and see what connections you can make.

    If you can't get it done in time, you'll need to make the decision whether to delay your graduation for 1 year.
     
  3. TMP-SMX

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    Do well on your rotations and apply broadly. You have a great start. Try to get some derm specific research as well/oral presentations/posters.
     

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