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Question about healthcare experience

Discussion in 'Pre-Podiatry Students' started by lancerdancer01, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. lancerdancer01

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    I am going to be graduating from a respiratory therapy program in May and was wondering if having the previous healthcare experience will benefit me when applying to pod schools. Also, I am going to take a year off when I graduate to work and take organic chem and biochem and was wondering if taking them at a community college would be looked down upon by pod schools. I currently have a 3.9 gpa so the only reason i want to take the classes at the community college is to save some money.
     
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  3. mildoc2016

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    yes the previous health care will only make your application more positive. There is nothing wrong with taking a year off and as long as your grades are sound then you should have nothing to worry about taking classes at a community college. You should also take time to shadow a podiatrist as some school may require a lettero of recommendation from one. good luck!
     
  4. ohhyourgod

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    Why not get some podiatric experience first? This will really help determine whether or not you really wanna make this financial and life commitment. Just a quick question - if you're going for R.T., then why do you not wanna take it a step higher and do Pulmonology and Critical Care?
     
  5. lancerdancer01

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    I have thought about pulmonary or critical care medicine and anaesthesia but podiatry seems a little more interesting to me. I do need to follow a pod yet to get a full understanding of what podiatry is and then make my decision though. Next week I do our clinical rotation through the O.R. and I get to intubate patients before surgery so that will give me a good idea about anaesthesia.
     
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    How do those 4 specialties even remotely relate to each other? Why then, specifically, the lure of podiatry as you would define it? Just testing your mettle. ;)
     

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