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Radiology Oncologist career shadowing...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by amnesia, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. amnesia

    amnesia Senior Member
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    If I career shadow a radiologist oncologist, and I am in high school, what kinds of things could I expect to see?

    Would I just take a back seat?

    I know that radiology oncology deals with cancer therapy and stuff....

    Thanks for any replies :thumbup:
     
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  3. Gavanshir

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    You might get to cop a feel.


    That was highly inappropriate I know. So what I'm drunk.
     
  4. Doctor&Geek

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    see the radiation oncology forum below? :D

    Also, how are you an SDN donor and still in high school? :laugh:
     
  5. Will Ferrell

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    i did...you'll sit through some consultations, watch over check-ups, see some computer work they use, and be around them while they analyze scans and prepare to set them up.... as a high schooler, you may be seeing a lot of nudity for your age - i did almost every visit. the patients may be uncomfortable getting undressed around a 17-18 year old. Try to look as old as possible.
     
  6. QuantumMechanic

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    this is good advice for high schoolers in many other spheres of life other than doctor shadowing including getting into bars and picking up girls

    good luck. -qm
     
  7. indo

    indo Feed me a stray cat
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    Dude, Mom is going to be pissed when she sees her debit card statement!
     
  8. Will Ferrell

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    lol, you're hilarious :laugh:
     
  9. Mutt

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    Start growing out whatever whiskers you can.

    Learn the basics about the brain - they do a lot of it.

    They also tend to consult with other physicians, so look smart and nod your head a lot.
     
  10. amnesia

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    Um, I have money in a PayPal account ... And I support this site because I've gotten REALLY good advice... So I figured, what the hell, I'll pay.

    Nudity? ah crap... seriously? The guy didn't say anything about that

    This is kinda random, but I was getting interviewed for Yale... and he was a doctor. I expressed interest in the medicine field (As in AP Bio and AP Chem) and he offered me it.

    I figured while he's sending a kick ass rec to New Haven, I might as well take him up on the offer.

    Thanks
     
  11. Orthodoc40

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    I've shadowed a radiation oncologist. What you will get to see & learn about depends on the person you're shadowing and what they focus on (ex: thoracic, breast, gyn, etc..). You may get to be in on consults and/or mapping sessions. A lot should depend on the privacy laws where you are. They may have to first go in & ask the patient if they mind having you there before you can go in, for each patient. That kind of thing.
     
  12. amnesia

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    If it's anything, it is the computer side of things... I don't think I will see a patient at all. The guy offered to show me the technical side and scanning, etc.
     
  13. Orthodoc40

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    Well, I have to tell ya, that is a pretty interesting part of it!! Enjoy & maybe after that, he will let you do more.
     
  14. DrBowtie

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    I did this two days last week. The planning is pretty cool. Just go in with an open mind and soak it in. You probably won't understand what they are talking about.
     
  15. Fermata

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    A significant amount of what a radonc does is pallatiative(ie the surgery/meds/radiation didn't work).

    Seems kind of depressing to me.
     

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