发信人: pathdoctor (doctor), 信区: MedicalCareer
标 题: Re: 我来贡献一个我遇到的面试问题
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Sun Nov 4 12:51:00 2007)
RE: 面试时一位内科PROGRAM DIRECTOR问了这样一个很不客气，甚至带有敌意按鬼子们的
话有OFFENSIVE味道的问题：“Many people with too much research background
tend to be lamb at clinical work？HOW DO YOU THINK?”
This depends on how you present yourself. My answer: it makes you a better
Research: make you think more scientifically, learn how to solve complicated
questions, learn how to present data more effectively. learn to how to write scientific paper, learn AMerican Culture in these years, communicate more
In Western Countries, people want to know what you have learned from what you
did. If you present what you have differently, your weakness is your strength.
That is what I did when I applied for residency. I did my PHD in a 1.5 tier
university and no paper from PhD study when applying for residency. Just say how
many years research you did and how many papers published DOES NOT help you that
much (0bviously more paper the better) if everybody has papers. Nobody will do
the same thing in their whole life. Many PIs do research in totally different
areas from the area when they did their PHD. Research is training and thw way
how to approach and solve problems is more important.
Why the interviewer ask this question? I understand. I myself do not believe
one can do well in both basic science and clinical work unless your IQ is
twice as that of others.
It depends on what programs. Internal medicine: in many academic programs
people run basic research and see patients. I think patients shoule stay
away from them. In pathology: some people do basic science and then do
clinical work in a subspecialized area --> their diagnostic skills are
decreasing. Look at those big names in pathology, no famous diagnostic
pathologists do both basic research and clinical service.
Hope this helps.
※ 修改:·pathdoctor 於 Nov 4 12:56:36 2007 修改本文·[FROM: 70.243.]