Comments on: let’s talk about specialties http://www.mylifemypace.com/2006/10/06/lets-talk-about-specialties/ an MD/PhD student's take on school, lab, LIFE Wed, 22 Nov 2006 22:29:57 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.4 by: mylifemypace http://www.mylifemypace.com/2006/10/06/lets-talk-about-specialties/#comment-163 Fri, 06 Oct 2006 22:04:57 +0000 http://www.mylifemypace.com/2006/10/06/lets-talk-about-specialties/#comment-163 That's a great reference!! I'm sure that many people say they want to go into academics to help their chances. But I think there are others who really do want to go into academics at the time who later change their minds, like me (though I haven't changed my mind quite yet) and maybe programs need to do more to prevent that from happening. I can definitely say that my MD/PhD program needs to do more to keep their students in academics, especially since they invest so much in us! That’s a great reference!!

I’m sure that many people say they want to go into academics to help their chances. But I think there are others who really do want to go into academics at the time who later change their minds, like me (though I haven’t changed my mind quite yet) and maybe programs need to do more to prevent that from happening. I can definitely say that my MD/PhD program needs to do more to keep their students in academics, especially since they invest so much in us!

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by: officiallyover http://www.mylifemypace.com/2006/10/06/lets-talk-about-specialties/#comment-162 Fri, 06 Oct 2006 21:52:29 +0000 http://www.mylifemypace.com/2006/10/06/lets-talk-about-specialties/#comment-162 Arch Dermatol. 2006;142:911-913. "Academia Is the Life for Me, I’m Sure" Choice excerpts: "Of the 115 applicants, 85 (74%) had predicted an academic career in 1989-1990; however, only 7 are employed at a university (8% of the 85 who had predicted an academic career)...." "[A]pplicants feel pressure to portray themselves in what they predict is the most appealing way, that is, as a future researcher...." Arch Dermatol. 2006;142:911-913. “Academia Is the Life for Me, I’m Sure”

Choice excerpts:

“Of the 115 applicants, 85 (74%) had predicted an academic career in 1989-1990; however, only 7 are employed at a university (8% of the 85 who had predicted an academic career)….”

“[A]pplicants feel pressure to portray themselves in what they predict is the most appealing way, that is, as a future researcher….”

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