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Summer before med school

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by personal jesus, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. personal jesus

    personal jesus Senior Member
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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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  3. mattorama

    mattorama Walk Unafraid
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    OUTSIDE!!!! :D
     
  4. exmike

    exmike NOR * CAL
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    This is simple

    OUTSIDE!!!!
     
  5. Lochmoor

    Lochmoor Senior Member
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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.
     
  6. celticmists18

    celticmists18 california dreaming
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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!
     
  7. musiclink213

    musiclink213 My room is a mess
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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:
     
  8. celticmists18

    celticmists18 california dreaming
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    I consider it a consulation price 'cause they aren't giving me a dime for medical school.
     
  9. snowbear

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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.
     
  10. jhk43

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    you'll probably have 2-3 months off before residency. go for the NIH job.






    PSYCHE
     
  11. vwhan

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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.
     
  12. MErc44

    MErc44 Senior Member
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    who wants to go scuba diving in baja??
     
  13. jlee9531

    jlee9531 J,A,S
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    outside...

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

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