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Practice Vision, UGH!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Asumi, May 17, 2001.

  1. Asumi

    Asumi Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    What the heck is this practice vision on the Amcas application? How much weight do they give to this section? Hell, I don't know what kind of a doctor I want to be yet. I'm still an undergrad not a fourth year medical student who rotated through every specialty. I'm lost. Can anyone help.
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  3. moo

    moo 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2000
    Ask silver_eyess. I'm sure she's written hers out already...
  4. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    I think it's supposed to be a "vision" of the type of medicine you'd like to practice, not necessarily the exact specialty. They must know that most, if not all of us have not yet decided upon a specialty. It is probably used to get an idea of what you want your career to be like, i.e. rural or urban, private or group or whatever, office or operating room, that kind of thing.

    At least I hope that's what they want, because it's about all I could think to ues on mine :)
  5. omores

    omores sleep deprived 10+ Year Member

    Jul 2, 2000
  6. lilycat

    lilycat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2000
    While they didn't have this question on AMCAS last year, it was asked quite frequently on secondaries. I usually tried to give myself the out that I was planning to keep an open mind in med school, but currently, I am interested in blah-blah-blah because of blah-blah-blah. I think Jamie is right on with this one -- they kind of want to see generally what areas are you attracted to right now -- academic medicine, primary care, rural or urban setting, etc. They realize this may change, but depending on your interests, there are some med schools you are more well-suited for and vice versa. My best advice is to be honest --if you aren't actually interested in primary care, don't lie and say that you are, etc.

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