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Options other than practice?

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by bandn, May 13, 2007.

  1. bandn

    bandn Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 10, 2006
    What other options are there for physicians other than practicing? I am just about to graduate with my MD, and am already sick of what medicine has become. While I look forward to residency and practice if I must, what else is there?
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  3. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
    hSDN Member
    Please do a search of this forum as this question has been asked dozens of times.

    In a nutshell, your options are:

    - return to school for another degree (perhaps PhD, MPH, MBA) and pursue that career
    - pharmaceutical company
    - research
  4. sga430

    sga430 Banned Banned

    Jan 29, 2006
    u could be a medical consultant.
  5. Tired

    Tired Fading away 7+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    There was a Law & Order episode, where that guy who used to be on Spin City was playing the defense attorney. At one point he's cross examining the prosecution's expert psychiatric witness. He questions one of her statements, and she says, "And what medical school did you go to?"

    He smirks and says, "Harvard, actually, but that's beside the point."

    I've always thought it might be cool to be able to say that. Maybe you could be a lawyer?
  6. Hoo\/er

    Hoo\/er if($profit){replicate();} 10+ Year Member

    Feb 10, 2002
    You forgot start up a business. That's what I did and I'm loving it.
  7. colbgw02

    colbgw02 Delightfully Tacky 10+ Year Member

    Doesn't he say, "...but we're not talking about me."?

    I could look it up, but I'm lazy.

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