What kind of doctor will I be when I grow up??? Match Day is tomorrow and as my fellow classmates find out where there will be training I can't help but wonder what I will be matching into in just two short years from now.
SGU's office of career guidance website hosts a Pathway Evaluator, so I took a few minutes and filled out the questions and came up with this list of my top 10:
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The thing is, if you asked me today, what I wanted to do I would tell you pediatric neurology (and it shows up on the list above as #3, for what it is worth...) And I do think I could do that and be happy. But there is so much to medicine that I have never experienced and who is to say there isn't something else I would like better or be better suited to.
I know (or at least I think at this moment) that I want to work with children. Soon I will start clinicals and I'll get my six weeks of pediatrics to confirm my intent. But I have to wait until fourth year to do a sub-I so if I am interested in pediatric oncology or child-neuro or genetics it will be at least a year before I am experiencing them first hand, so that means that for the moment I'm stuck waiting. I've been thinking of trying to find an SGU alumni in the area to shadow. What it really comes down to is that I'm getting impatient. I want to be on the floors yesterday. And I really just want my Step 1 score to arrive in the mail so I can stop thinking about it.