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MD and JD

MD and JD
« on: October 23, 2007, 08:13:26 PM »
Any other MDs out there applying this cycle? Are you planning on leaving practice or just going part time? Did friends/family/colleagues think you were crazy to go back to school? I'd love to think I'm in good company.

Re: MD and JD
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 11:16:07 PM »
If I can ask, why go for the JD? Just curious; my roommate is applying to med school now.

Re: MD and JD
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007, 11:36:50 PM »
If I can ask, why go for the JD? Just curious; my roommate is applying to med school now.

Because, depending on the specialty, medicine is a very difficult, draining, unrewarding field.

I definitely agree, but people say the same thing about law ;) also depending on the specialty, I guess. I was just looking for specific reasons, since it seems like a bigger career change than most.

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Re: MD and JD
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 08:49:25 PM »
firms that do IP law for health sciences will be FALLING over themselves if you are in the top half, hell top 75% of a decent school

Re: MD and JD
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2007, 01:43:07 PM »
we have a MD in my 1L class.

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Re: MD and JD
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2007, 02:24:36 AM »
tee-hee. i'm so glad i'm getting out (of medicine) while i still can.  ;D

Re: MD and JD
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2007, 04:39:43 PM »
wow...i guess one would always find people who are like them. May be am lucky may not for finding out medicine is not what i want to pursue, but ever since i started college (senior now) i knew the career i dreamed about all my life was coming to end for me. I told my parents then, Doctors are labors and that is the least thing i want do in my life...to become a mere labor (one way or the other we all are). I wanted to be someone influential (plz pardon my logic but i'll still stick to some of it though..hehe). I told them I wanted an intellectual field not labor field. Since then i started to have grudge toward medicine even though i decided to pursue...or more likely my parents bribe me to do so...my premed. Am senior now and my opinion about medicine has not changed after all.

So i had an honest talk with my parents couple weeks ago, telling them, "am not gonna say, medicine is not for me, but i would say, i chose not to choose that life." Am glad they finally understood me...i won't say i had the same respond from my friends and the rest. All i would say is, its never to late. I started to regret once i confirm my plan with my parents about majoring in science. But again, i rather live on the edge then live unhappily for long time.


This post will definately inspire people...it did for me. Thanks isomniac for starting it.

Re: MD and JD
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2007, 09:43:39 PM »
Wow. First real job at 32? At least I've managed to spend some time out in the world.
I'll still have as many diplomas to hang (internship/residency in lieu of PhD/MBA), so I guess I'm not totally inadequate...
MBA unlikely but possible; PhD, blech.


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Re: MD and JD
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2007, 03:02:51 AM »
just get an MBA and a PhD and you'll have a full house!

I've actually seen a linked in profile that looks like:

UG: 1993-1997
MD/PhD: 1997-2002
JD/MBA: 2003-2007

Working for Goldman now...

some people just luuuuuuuuuuuuuuurve school.