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Opthalmology vs Rad onc summer research

Discussion in 'Radiation Oncology' started by Bioengineer, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Bioengineer

    Bioengineer The Usurpator
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    Hi, I am a first year medical student and will have the opportunity to do research this summer prior to starting my second year. I am interested in Rad Onc and Opthalmology. I know that both Rad Onc and Opthalmology are competitive, but I wanted to get a feel from you all as to which one would be a better choice for me to try and do summer research in, since I don't have any more "free" summers after this one. Thanks! :)
     
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  3. DOCTORSAIB

    DOCTORSAIB Ophtho or bust!
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    Wouldn't the answer to your question depend on:

    1) Which field you're leaning more towards
    2) Where the research opportunity is (i.e. reputation of the institution/attending)

    I think you need to do some practical research first and find out more about these two fields. Perhaps you can shadow someone to at least get a feel for the field. They are two VERY different specialities.

    And it's spelled "Ophthalmology." (most people murder the word, so you're not alone). G'luck.
     

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