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Me? Want to go to med school? What?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by I.'.I.'.Nakoa, Jul 18, 2003.


  1. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    Hey all, I'm very seriously thinking of going to med school and becoming a radiology tech. Does anyone know anything about this career? Anything i should know before going into it, pros/ cons..?

    any advice welcome.
     
  2. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Heres what I know. Its usually a 2 years program, pretty math and physics intensive. First year consists of Anatomy and physiology, lots of radiology type physics, basic radiographic positioning. The year builds up into taking pics of naked bones and maybe some flouroscopic procedures.

    Its a very good field to get into, you can further specialize into MRI, nuclear, diagnostic ultrasound and vascular. Now is a great time to do this, the demand is very high.

    Good Luck


    Mike
     
  3. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    Thanks alot for the information. 2 years is what ive heard also. Do you know anything about the school part of it? Is it extremely hard and only a few make it through, or is it not too bad as along as you pay attention and try?

    thanks
     
  4. Listen to Doctor Mike ;)

    Yeah thats what TB needs... Doc's Corner. hehe

    :D:D

    Merls
     
  5. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    If it were easy, there would be more than enough technologists. I think if you make your education a priority, its not impossible. You have to remember, peoples' lives are at stake, so any education in these type areas must be thorough and tough to weed out the boneheads. As I said before, the basic part of the course is very math intensive.

    The toughest part IMO is dealing with the patients. You must always remember that these people are trusting you with their lives. They are in pain, scared and sometimes mentally out to lunch, never ever take it lightly. They will try your patients, pull your heart strings and test your abdominal fortitude almost everyday.

    If you want it, its gonna take work. If you are looking for something that you can skate through without alot of effort or studying, pick something else.


    Mike
     
  6. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    my med school is full of these people, and the sad thing is that they get thru med school easily :(

    I can only think of the poor people falling in hands of some really idiotic classmates of mine :mad:


    me? im one year closer to internship and loving it! :)
     
  7. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    The didactic portion of med school can let some of these clown through. Wait until internship and residency. Sleep while you can my friend.


    Mike
     
  8. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    My wife is in her 4th year of medical school. It's tough in general but it's what she wants to do and I'll hold to the old cliche that "it's not for the money." She starts residency next year. She's going to go into either pediatrics or family medicine. She's not completely decided yet.

    brad cook
     
  9. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    yeah, in my short experiences with hospitals i have noticed that doctors really appreciate good hard working interns and reject those knuckleheads.

    BTW: Im doing a lot of resting and sleeping lately ;)
     
  10. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Those that are not dedicated to the art, get found out soon enough. I saw many go down in flames. You are gonna be a fine physician. Its gonna be tough but hang in there, its worth every minute.


    Mike
     
  11. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    thanks! this really helps! :)