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- August 27th, 2012, 11:39 AM #1
Future medical personal here
Really not sure how to introduce myself here, but I'm sure most of you are probably far superior to me when it comes to knowledge regarding the medical field. I was originally planning to be a paleontologist, but was leewayed into going into the medical profession through my dad and my aunt. I will be attending DOW International this semester for the first time.
The main reason I decided to go to Medical school in Pakistan is due to the option of skipping all the premed BS, and starting residency around the next elections, give or take.
My interests are primarily art and paleontology (If you don't know what that is yet, it's the study of past life, like Dinosaurs and the like). I'm generally a funny guy, though I do have a complex humor system, and can be considered offensive by some people, but I'm usually never serious.
I assume this is more than enough.August 29th, 2012, 08:11 AM #2
Welcome aboard. What is your favorite dinosaur?August 30th, 2012, 09:04 AM #3
Whoa, a reply! I'm surprised how little replies introduction threads get here, as most forums give multiple welcomes to new members. Thanks.
My favorite Dinosaur would most definitely be Yutyrannus huali, which was recently discovered in the beginning of this year. One of the biggest discoveries of this century, as it's a 30 ft long relative of T. rex found with feather impressions throughout most of it's body, making the likelihood of Tyrannosaurus and it's other close relatives adorning a coat themselves.August 30th, 2012, 06:29 PM #4
Haha yeah man, sometimes the introductions area doesn't seem to get too many responses. I am pretty new here myself and thought it was a little strange at first but then I realized that this community may be a little weak on the off-topic chats but they more than make up for it with the actual content they do have for the on-topic stuff. Maybe we can build up the off-topic area as our own though haha.
Wow after your post I had to go waste an hour on Wikipedia reading all about Yutyrannus huali. I love how the name means "feathered tyrant". I can't even begin to imagine the level of patience and perseverance needed to be a paleontologist. Those "non-track" careers seem to really require a lot of a person compared to the "track" careers like medicine, engineering, etc. I mean as a doctor, our career path is more or less pretty well defined. We know where/how we start, what we do for most of our lives, and when we retire.
For someone like a paleontologist it seems like there's no real guidebook on how to have a solid career. To my brain that seems so scary. But I'm sure there is a sort of freedom to that as well, something that allows a person to really be creative and original.
Maybe you have those qualities in you, and your dad/aunt guiding you towards the medical profession will end up making you an amazing physician because you bring a set of character traits that other physicians may not possess.August 30th, 2012, 08:10 PM #5
Thanks! And glad I was able to research on it. Always makes me happy when I can find someone who is willing to research and find interest in what I like. And yeah, it is very complicated finding a job as a paleontologist. Most either work for a museum or university. There are many others who do blogs either personally or for another website as well. They are also involved in tv production, and other forma of media. Most of their pay comes from companies that pay them for writing scientific papers. There are quite a few options, but difficult to achieve.
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