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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by desidr, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. desidr

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    i have a lot of experience in cardiology. many summers research, and i've shadowed and worked for cardiologists. i have a very strong desire to continue to pursue cardiology research, and am pretty certain this is what i will end up doing. do you think saying that i am highly excited by the field of cardiology and seek to continue the research i have been so heavily involved in will be looked upon favorably by med schools? or will they say hey this kid is premature he hasnt even experienced anything yet, how does he know.

    i mean, come on, PhD applicants in their senior year in college base their decisions to purse stuff as specific as COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE on only a few summers of research and maybe a thesis, and they're doin that for the rest of my life, so i feel like there should be no reason for med schools to doubt the fire that burns within me, but on the same token, i feel like they do anyway.

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  3. Dr.TobiasFünke

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    Great... i wish I had that much direction entering medical school. However, you will be learning a great deal about all different parts of the body. Don't lock yourself in just yet.
     
  4. Law2Doc

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    You should say you are currently interested, but are keeping an open mind. You don't know anything about all the other choices yet. Some folks will see this as bad news, particularly if the school does a better job putting people into eg primary care than into the IM subspecialties.
     
  5. dittozip

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    as usual. i agree with law2doc. i think htey want people with an open mind.
     
  6. chewsnuffles

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    Anecdotal evidence, but I shadowed a cardiologist (cath lab kind of guy, forget what the exact name is) and he always knew he wanted to be a cardiologist. Its an awsome job, I wouldn't nix it off my list by any means either. He did research in it too, funny, maybe theres just something about people and a facination with the heart...
     
  7. somemaybedoc

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    I agree. Even if you think about it completely honestly without regard to what looks good, you may find that another field is way cooler than cardiology. Personally, I like neuro right now, but that's most of what I've been exposed to, the reason I like it is that I would probably enjoy pretty much anything medical, but I have the most experience with neuro. Till I go through rotations and sample it all I won't really know what's best for me.
     

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