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searching for info/insight on medical/clinical genetics residency/career

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by mommy2three, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. mommy2three

    mommy2three PGY-1
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    hello all,
    i am a student who is highly interested in this career as an option when all is said and done :). in fact, it is the whole reason i am in medical school, but that is a long story that is neither here nor there. what i am trying to do now is research what the day to day life is like in this career. i am finding it very challenging, to say the least, to find any information on what a typical day might consist of and i am hesitant to base my judgement on the one person i happened to talk to as i know not everyone's experiences are the same. i am hoping that someone out there might be able to offer some insight.
    tia,
    becky
     
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    hey is this thread still alive at all? OP are you out there?
     
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    Hi Becky,

    Clinical genetics is a great career! If you are in family medicine, you should consider doing an elective with a medical geneticist to get an idea of what the day-to-day life is like. The only thing I can say with certainty is not day is like the other!! When your speciality is providing information and diagnosis for rare diseases, this should be a surprise.
     
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    Three resuscitated zombies in a row! It's got to be some sort of record!
     
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  6. mommy2three

    mommy2three PGY-1
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    I am still out there and alive and in gave graduated medical school and am in a family medicine residency
     
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    Can you do med genetics after FM?
    what exactly does med genetics encompass?
     
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    Yes, you can do medical genetics after family medicine.
     
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