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Does it matter what I do this summer? Im trying to decide between NIH research job and a higher paying job that lets me be outside all summer. Any thoughts?
 

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personal jesus said:
Does it matter what I do this summer? Im trying to decide between NIH research job and a higher paying job that lets me be outside all summer. Any thoughts?
OUTSIDE!!!! :D
 

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This is simple

OUTSIDE!!!!
 
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If you're already accepted, who cares. Do what YOU want to do. This may be your last true summer EVER. So go travel, party, beat Final Fantasy...., become a male gigolo. As long as you dont kill anyone, med schools wont care.
 

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My dad is a doctor and he has often said that one of the worst thing he ever did was work the summer inbetween college and med school. So when I graduated my parents gave me a nice big check and said that they money was mine under one condition: it had to be used for a one month trip to Tuscany the summer before med school . . . really wasn't hard to sell me on the idea. Its your last gasps of freedom for a LONG time, don't waste it!
 

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celticmists18 said:
My dad is a doctor and the worst thing he ever did was work the summer inbetween college and med school. So when I graduated my parents gave me a nice big check and said that they money was mine under one condition: it had to be used for a one month trip to Tuscany the summer before med school . . . really wasn't hard to sell me on the idea. Its your last gasps of freedom for a LONG time, don't waste it!
that must be nice, having parents who could afford to send you off to tuscany for a month. can they adopt me? :rolleyes:
 

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that must be nice, having parents who could afford to send you off to tuscany for a month. can they adopt me? :rolleyes:
I consider it a consulation price 'cause they aren't giving me a dime for medical school.
 

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If you have been accepted, definitely choose the job outside. I had an outside job last summer and it was amazing!

Unfortunately, I am going to be working until like 2 weeks before med school. The company I am working for just hired me (I was temping beforehand) so I don't want to bail on them right away. Also, I am making pretty good money--it will be nice to have some money saved up for med school.
 

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Lochmoor said:
If you're already accepted, who cares. Do what YOU want to do. This may be your last true summer EVER. So go travel, party, beat Final Fantasy...., become a male gigolo. As long as you dont kill anyone, med schools wont care.
you'll probably have 2-3 months off before residency. go for the NIH job.






PSYCHE
 

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After almost finishing the 1st year of med school, I would suggest taking the outside job. Do something laid back and enjoyable. Rest your mind for next year.
 

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who wants to go scuba diving in baja??
 

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outside...

and celtic....DAMN that is a sweeet proposition.
 
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