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Specialty of shadowed doctor...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by quigleyadam9, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. quigleyadam9

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    I have no desire to be an opthamologist, but there is one at the local hospital that always agrees to let students shadow him...does the fact it's not in a specialty I wish to pursue from an admissions standpoint?
     
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    you're supposed to keep an open mind about specialties. and the idea of shadowing is to introduce you to clinical medicine, not pick a career path.
     
  3. Jolie South

    Jolie South is invoking Domo. . .
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    I don't think it matters.

    You'll still be observing patient interactions and the fact that medicine isn't glamorous. :) That's what counts.
     
  4. funkydrmonkey

    funkydrmonkey They Call Me Dr. Funkmonk
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    I shadowed a family practice doc, and I always talk about how I want to do Gastroenterology... It does not matter which speciality you wanna go into... I always talk about the experience itself, how the doctor-patient interaction was, and how that has affected my views on medicine.
     
  5. bodonid

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    you have a long road ahead of you- unless you know 100% what you want to do, experience in any field is good.

    from an admissions standpoint, anything clinical is good, the more variety the better, i guess. i guess some state schools would rather see you shadow a FP or IM doc, but honestly it doesn't matter at all.
     
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    How would the adcoms ever know that you weren't interested in opthamology?

    Would you put "shadowed an opthamologist even though I think his job sux ass" in your work/activities?
     
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    nah for that he'd need to shadow a proctologist
     
  8. Kaustikos

    Kaustikos Archerize It
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    Seriously. Just shadow the doctor and find another doctor with a specialty you're interested in shadowing. Two shadowing opportunities ftw!

    also, Lukkie - lol
     

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