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My particular interests change so often. Every time i study a new area i become interested in that and so throughout med school i imagine i will change my mind 1000 times. Except infectious disease...one thing that never interested me. Saying that, i'll probably end up loving it and it being my specialty...i'm like that :rolleyes:
Infectious disease would be awesome (see avater) :cool:
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Infectious disease would be awesome (see avater) :cool:
Ebola or Marburg? Mind you, it has to be the strangest looking virus that ever did exist.
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That's ya classic ebola - marburg tends to be straight +/- a bend at the end (more like a P) - ebola is your shepherds crook.

Viruses are pritty awesome, especially category 4s - so few genes, but so, so lethal.
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You may know or just have an idea, whether your in med school or not - do you know what you want to go into, e.g - pediatrics

If so, what made you choose this decision?

I'm just curious about everyones views
I have no idea. Just not anything involving infectious diseases or genetics. Or this could just be because I have an exam on these topics looming which I'm majorly underprepared for.
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HIV medicine/general physician, however I might decide I want a life so maybe the land of GP is calling me.....! Whatever happens I am never ever ever going to be a surgeon, i'd rather be a porter!
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The only thing I am certain is that I don't want to be a surgeon. Surgery bores me senseless.
BLASPHEMY!
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That's ya classic ebola - marburg tends to be straight +/- a bend at the end (more like a P) - ebola is your shepherds crook.

Viruses are pritty awesome, especially category 4s - so few genes, but so, so lethal.
Ah cheers And yeah, the herpesviruses have a modest genome size and yet the ways in which it can evade the immune response...it's scary to think that viruses are still evolving, especially the RNA viruses.

Including influenza. When that bad boy finally becomes virulent in humans, it's not gonna be pretty!
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I started off thinking 'I couldn't possibly decide yet but I know it definitely won't be any kind of emergency medicine', and changed to 'I couldn't possibly decide yet but emergency medicine is a strong interest'. Ditto GP and surgery.
I've now just decided to stick with 'I couldn't possibly decide yet', as that seems the only constant :p:
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Of course it's a risky career but right now I'm interested in it.
Excuse my ignorance but why is it risky? Or were you referring to the travel?
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Excuse my ignorance but why is it risky? Or were you referring to the travel?
Well yes in that regard and also if I were to say do research at Colindale or somewhere with Level 3/4 pathogens. There's always the risk of catching infection. And with influenza pandemics at risk of emerging (and proving highly virulent), infection acquisition is at its highest as a specialising clinician in that field.

It's also kinda risky as the field is competitive, and really to keep your position as consultant I'd imagine (although this is speculative) you'd have to keep up with the latest research and continually publish innovative work. Although this is fairly similar in most fields.

You're not ignorant at all, I was being ambiguous
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IF I was to do Medicine, I would do GP/A&E/Anaesthetics.

As a Dentist, I would do my VT in the NHS, work in the RAF for about ten years, then set up a GDP (General Dental Practise) and earn **** loads of money.
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Are you going to write that on your personal statement, speedbird?
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(Original post by graemematt)
Well yes in that regard and also if I were to say do research at Colindale or somewhere with Level 3/4 pathogens. There's always the risk of catching infection. And with influenza pandemics at risk of emerging (and proving highly virulent), infection acquisition is at its highest as a specialising clinician in that field.

It's also kinda risky as the field is competitive, and really to keep your position as consultant I'd imagine (although this is speculative) you'd have to keep up with the latest research and continually publish innovative work. Although this is fairly similar in most fields.

You're not ignorant at all, I was being ambiguous
OK, thanks.

For some reason, it calls to mind a story I once read somewhere (unfortunately I can't remember where) about a group of researchers working on some ridiculously contagious and dangerous pathogen (may have been ebola, but I can't really remember). One day, a lab worker places a sealed tube of this stuff at the end of a bench. It rolls off. All the emergency evacuation procedures are followed; the lab is abandoned and sealed. No one can enter for a week or so. This means all the cultures die, meaning months and months of research is wasted. When the period has elapsed, the lab is opened. The tube hadn't broken.

Why do I remember stuff like this? Sorry for my slightly irrelevant little story:rolleyes:
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Can't say really as I'm not yet even in med school. However, from what I have encountered so far:

Would strongly consider:

-Anaesthetics (haha but nobody thinks you're a 'real doctor' lol)
-Opthalmology
-Urology


Might consider:

-O&G
-Plastics
-Ortho (but only if I could just do hand surgery or something!! The hours in ortho are offputting)
-Psychiatry
-Doing a dentist/max fax???
-Certain areas of general surgery e.g. vascular, breast

Not so keen on the idea of:

-Colorectal surgery
-GI
-GP
-Paeds
-Pathology
oh and A&E!!

I quite like the idea of doing something where you have a mixture of surgery and medicine, but I don't want to do something where your job is too repetetive
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I think for me I would want to do: Anesthetics, A&E, General Surgery and Pathology.
I feel as though I would enjoy the rush when under pressure and I like surgery well other than the fact that when I see someone having their first incision I want to faint but I'll get through that one day.

But I think I would never want to do: GP or paediatrics or gynecology. Its too predictable in my family plus I've never really liked kids and I cant even take looking at my own baginga.lol. And the vast knowledge you have to know as a GP i think my little brain would explode.
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I cant even take looking at my own baginga
Scrubs addict? :p:
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IF i can ever get passed the year im in like ever .......
I know that i definately wouldnt want to do anything to do with neurology or A&E or infectious diseases or any kind of surgery.
I can see GP land calling me, but if i find something immunology based that im really into then that.
I really wanted to go into the RAF :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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I really wanted to go into the RAF :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Can't you now?


I'm nowhere near decided, but Endocrinology has been quite interesting. I also like the sound of Anaesthetics. I don't think I'd like to be a GP or geriatrician, but it's early days yet!
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Scrubs addict? :p:
lol. yes and from grey's anatomy vajayjay. I love both of them but baginga is funnier.
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If I decide to go for medicine I would want to be a neurologist.
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