So, today in class, we had a financial planning lecture. It was mostly common sense, but we also did something kind of interesting. On the AAMC website, there is a section for med students called careers in medicine. It’s there to help educate med students on specialities, residences and opportunities for clerkships. One of the tools they use to help do that is a 150 question quiz about the type of practice that you would prefer (equipment level, type of interests, etc.)
These were my results.
I feel like they might be trying to tell me something…neurology, maybe?
But all kidding aside, I’ve wanted to be an OB/GYN since I was ten, when I watched my sisters birth. It was an “ah ha,” moment – a dream I’ve chased for more than a decade. A part of me wonders if that clear bias came through in the quiz and made it turn out the way it did. And if so, is the quiz worth anything as a diagnostic? They tell us to try and keep an open mind about this – to make sure that every opportunity that we get isn’t one we waste – and I intend to do that, I really do. I want to make sure I try everything before I commit myself to years and years of training to be a certain kind of doctor.
And yet, there’s a part of me that hopes this quiz is true.
And not just because I apparently am not suited for anything else 😉