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InvisibleHeruuka
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just a little crossroad
    #3273351 - 10/24/04 11:57 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

not a question of dire importance, really, but nonetheless i'm a little stuck. So the time has come to make the big decision; med school or grad school. The choices really boil down to being a doctor for MSF or doing vaccine research for IAVI. The real clincher is whether or not i can be wrist deep in people's pain and misery all the time. I'd like to think that i can, but in many ways i think i'm far too empathetic for that kind of 1st hand humanity. Medicine is where i'd like to be, but 2nd to that i think i can also be helpful in the research end. I guess its not something anyone can really help with, something i have to figure out on my own. sometimes it helps just to put things on paper, so to speak.


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InvisibleMOTH
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Re: just a little crossroad [Re: Heruuka]
    #3273451 - 10/25/04 12:20 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Wow man...that sounds like a tough decision.  Being a doctor would be pretty grueling on the emotional aspect.  You're right though, only you can make this decision.  Good luck!  :thumbup:


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InvisibleHeruuka
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Re: just a little crossroad [Re: MOTH]
    #3273493 - 10/25/04 12:27 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

thanks buddy! any input is appreciated. its been pretty grueling lately, and i realize that this may be really fuckin small potatoes in comparison to some of the real problems people are having around here, but its everything to me right now, and the choice that i make will throw my life into 1 of 2 completely new and different directions.

at least i've narrowed it down to 2 :smile:


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Re: just a little crossroad [Re: Heruuka]
    #3274606 - 10/25/04 10:27 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

dual degree M.D, & Ph.D.
go for it...


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Re: just a little crossroad [Re: gnrm23]
    #3275956 - 10/25/04 06:05 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I think research would be rewarding. I just couldn't see people suffer. God i get sick if I hit a opossom on the road at night. I am sure you will make the right choice for yourself I envy your future.


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InvisibleHeruuka
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Re: just a little crossroad [Re: fungigal]
    #3276570 - 10/25/04 08:51 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

fingigal, there's nothing to be envious of. I've essentially devoted my young life to the pursuit of either medicine or research, and will likely have to devote the remainder of my life to the same. Its really a huge sacrifice, but hopefully i'll be able to at least make a few small changes in this crazy world. If you live in Canada, anyone can be a doctor or anything else provided they have the natural aptitudes, which i would argue everyone has. I've always just tried to think of ways to make the world a little better for my kids than it was for me, and thats been my drive. I want more than anything to do the doctor thing, i have an interview coming up acutally, but i cant honestly say that i would be able to maintain that detachment that you need for that job, which sucks. I'm gonna do the interview anyways but its really tough right now realizing that maybe i'm not as cut out for this as i thought. Thanks for the kind words, its sometimes hard to find support in this maze.

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Re: just a little crossroad [Re: Heruuka]
    #3278030 - 10/26/04 04:17 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I'd head for the Grad school, but it's only my opinion.

Also, good for you picking a career where you actually help people.

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