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Offline Amanda82032

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Medical Careers?
« on: December 23, 2005, 03:00:23 AM »
Is anyone aspiring to have a medical career or are do you already have a medical career?

I am aspiring to become an Orthapedic Surgeon.

Thought it would be a fun topic .. so help me out!

Amanda
18yo
Jan. 04=LR=R
Mar. 04=VMO Adv=R
Jul. 04=VMO Adv=L
Jan. 05=Chondroplasty=R
Jul. 05=TTT=R
Nov. 05=TTT=L
Jan. 06=Goodbye staple=R
Jul. 06=Patella ligament recon&shortened patellar tendon=R
Dec. 06=Goodbye staple=L
May 07=diagnosed w/EDS
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2005, 04:23:05 AM »
Amanda,

I have been out of school for 25 years. I started school for surgical technology in September. I am hoping to work with kids or get a job with an orthopedic surgeon. I wil graduate in December of 2007.

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2005, 04:53:45 AM »
At the moment, I am in the process of enrolling in the Athletic Training and Exersise Science programs at the university i'm going to next year.  i can HARDLY wait to start!!  :) 

other medical careers ive thought about:
-orthopedic surgeon
-physical therapist
-nurse anesthetist
-anesthesiologist
-pulmonologist
-pediatrician
-critical care physician

hmmmm do ya think i'll be in the medical field somewhere?  LOL  :P
~Mandy :)
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2/05: debridement, LR/TTT (RK)
6/05: debridement, LR/TTT (LK)
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2005, 07:32:20 AM »
I'm in the medical field, I suppose, more accurately the health profession. I am an occupational therapist. I graduated with my degree July, and am having surgery which will take me out of work for probably 3 months in January. Great timing huh?  :-\ Ah well.
Laura
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patella alta, flat feet, knock knees
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2005, 09:28:30 AM »
I want to be a Physiotherapist. I wanted to be a Doctor but I don't have the marks or the commitment, and Physio interests me a lot more. I start studying next year hopefully.
May 05 - Injury playing Rugby League; Torn Lateral Meniscus, High Grade partial tear to ACL
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2005, 03:41:59 PM »
I want to have a career in medicine too. I've thought about orthopedics, pediatrics, and physical therapy. Who knows where I'll end up, but I'm sure it will be something medical!

~Erin~
June 2, 2005 TTT/LR  R.
July 26, 2005 TTT/LR  L.
June 6, 2006 Microfracture R.
June 5, 2007 Microfracture & Screw Removal R.
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2005, 12:36:59 AM »
I too am in the health profesion. I have a degree in occupational therapy and have been working with mutiply disabled students. Having a bad knee is tough when working with kids. I had 7 knee surgeries before getting this job, and 4 after.
99 ACL, med, lat men repair
00 Med menisectomy, lat men repair
01 med, lat meniscus transplant, ACL rev, LR
01 chrondroplasty, manip & debrid
02 med, lat partial menisectomy
03 Arthrotomy,  LOA, LR
05 chrondroplasty, lat men repair, shrink ACL
05  med menisectomy, chrondropla
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2005, 04:04:52 PM »
I was an Emergency Medical Technician in hospital ER for 7 yrs......................last century

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2005, 05:10:52 PM »
Graduate from med school 2007, (almost exactly a yr) after taking a year out to finish a pharamacology degree, but I have to start applying for jobs soon Aghhhh...>! No one will be safe.

want to do critical care, anaesthetics and trauma, basically be a highly specialised A&E doc.

Most of my yr is graduating next month and I'm sooo jealous. Med School has definetely been worth it and I have had some of the greatests times and met some truely amazing people.

Bridget
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Trauma - Dislocation '96
Chondromalacia, PFS '01
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2005, 05:22:24 PM »
I am a nurse in a hospital ER. We work with special critical care doctors/anesthesiologists and have a MUG, wich is an fully equiped car with monitor/defibrillator, lots of medication (sedatives, painkillers, etc...), catheters from all sorts... It's a mini-ER in a car driven to any emergency where it's needed (AMI, reanimation, serious MVA's, anything where the patient is unconsious, to declare deaths etc...). Nice job, I love it! Stressy although there has to happen a lot before I am nervous. I live in an area where people are soooo difficult, loads are out of work, loads of alcoholics etc. People always expect to be treaten within 5', but sometimes when the MUG is out on intervention, you are alone as a nurse without a Dr and most people don't understand that you just simply can't diagnose and treat, just like that! During the week there are specialists in the hospital but at nights and in the weekend you really are all alone...
I am studying for a special ER/IC degree starting sept. 2006 , in the mean time probably have to follow an ALS course (Advanced Life Support).

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2005, 09:52:25 PM »
I would possibly like a career in medics. Before all this knee chaos, I never would have thought of it before but I would like to be a PT, or sports therapist or something, or a gym teacher. Im lokoing into taking kineseology or human kinetics in university.
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2005, 07:27:34 PM »
I want to be a trauma surgeon.  Next year I am taking a certified nurse assistant class at school... We'll see where I end up in time lol.
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2005, 08:14:12 PM »
I would like to be a doctor, and I think I would like to specialize in ortopaedics or sports medicine.
My problem is that it's really hard to get in to med school in Sweden - even full marks in every subject doesn't secure a place for me! That only gives me a chance in the drawing of lots...  :-\ So far, I haven't been lucky! Have applied two times, and won't give up yet!

My second choice of a career would be as a physical therapist.
Right now, I'm taking a university course in sports medicine  :)

Helena
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2005, 09:52:48 PM »
im hoping to become a PT! woo hoo...help all those people with knee problems like me ;)

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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2006, 12:12:16 PM »
Hey there

Technically I have a degree in Medical Science, Human Physiology, Microbiology and biotechnology(B.AppSci (physiol, micro and Biotech)).  But I work in the Agricultural sector in the area of rural community development.  Good thing I only required a science degree for my job... didnt matter what science!  I really loved my Physiol, but there are very few (ie no) positions where I live for the training I have.  It is a bit of a shame, but Im not a city person, I just dont like it.  I'm 5 weeks off completing a teaching degree so I can inspire young people into medical science....  scary!  If I had my time again, I think I'd prefer to specialise in a medical area like PT, sports medicine or something like that.

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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2006, 10:06:50 AM »
I've been admitted to med school at Umeå University, Sweden! So, it looks like I'll be able to fulfil my dream! :D
Beginning there in September...

Helena
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2006, 09:33:17 PM »
Congratulations Helena!! That's great news!! I'm sure you'll be an awesome doctor!

~Erin~
June 2, 2005 TTT/LR  R.
July 26, 2005 TTT/LR  L.
June 6, 2006 Microfracture R.
June 5, 2007 Microfracture & Screw Removal R.
March 12, 2009 Scope and ACI Biopsy R.
May 12, 2009 TTT, Trochleoplasty R.
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2006, 12:47:36 AM »
I am currently in my second year(of a 4 year program) of a nursing degree program. I will be graduating in 2008. When i am done i am thinking pediatrics, but who really knows. My dad figures though that i will likely end up nursing a couple years, and i will want to go into medicine. I will never close any doors! Great Thread!!
Leah
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01/'02 - scope
12/'03 - LR
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07/11/2007 - Screw Removal
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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2006, 09:37:42 AM »
Thank you, Erin!  :D
I hope you will find your way in the field, too!  :)

Helena
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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2006, 04:25:32 AM »
I'm a freshman in college right now, but I'm hoping to be either a pediatric oncologist or an orthopedist. This site, my host of orthopedic problems, and my interest in sports have definitely developed my interest in orthopedics! For now, I'm concentrating on majoring in neuroscience and/or public health while fulfilling my pre-med requirements.
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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2006, 01:03:14 PM »
I am a general internist (primary care doc) in Boston.  One of my colleagues mentioned to me the other day that the AAMC (the body that accredits medical schools in the US) is going to be pushing hard to get US med schools to increase their class sizes.  This is to address the increasing shortage of MDs in the US (I know it's already hard to find a new primary care doctor in the Boston area, and that's going to get a _lot_ worse before it gets better).  Anyway, it may get somewhat easier to get a slot at a medical school in the US in the next decade or so, although it's a bit deal for medical schools to increase class size, so change will come slowly.

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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2006, 01:11:12 PM »
I work as a speech pathologist.  I work in a school system so it is not as medically related as if I were to work in a hospital setting.  Although, I am hoping to get back into the hospital setting soon. 
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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2006, 08:38:00 PM »
I'm finishing my residency in general surgery this summer.  It's strange after 4 years college, 4 years med school and 6 years residency to finally be getting a real job.  It's exciting and a bit scary, too.  Sometimes I look at where my friends are now compared to where I am, and wonder what happened to my life. 

Medicine in the US can be very tough with all the regulations and often the public's perseptions about physicians.  It's a rewarding career, but not one to be undertaken lightly.
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« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2006, 05:43:10 AM »
My medical career consisted of 15 years as an emergency medical tech running rescue for a local fire department. had to get off two years ago fricken dumb knees, cuz I loved doing that and fightin fire . damn now I depressed again
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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2006, 05:40:23 PM »
I am a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner!
L pat. dislocation, 1977;  run over by a car, L pat. dislocat., multiple burns & fxs, 1981; L knee scope, 8/03; L knee MUA, 10/03; L knee MUA & patellar tendon rupt; 6/22/04 lysis, debride, pat. baja!

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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2006, 04:30:38 PM »
 ???I am a nurse, I have been in the medical field almost all my life,  I really love rehab work.  I used to work with quadriplegics slot.  the toll of exercising, lifting, and walking, took a toll on me.  so I went to work in a nursing home two years ago, i thought it would be better, no lifting,  well I fell at work.  now my knee has had menisectomies, chrondralmalacia, oa, and I am having hip replaced in sept.  I love taking care of other people, now I feel like one of my patients,  i hope i recover quick and get to return to my love, nursing
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« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2006, 06:25:16 PM »
um... i spent 23 years as a systems consultant and finally decided what I wanted to be when i grew up... I became a licensed EMT and am going to paramedic school at the end of this month...   it will take me twice as long to finish as other people cause I spend my winters in Arizona, but after i become a medic i would like to work either in a high call area ( Milwaukee ie..) or an ER...

no rush tho..
the guy whose knees have messed up his EMT stuff - I feel your pain ..   that is why I had the surgery... and am determined to get better... cause I need my knee...

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« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2006, 04:10:33 PM »
I am just finishing my nursing degree and cant wait to finish. Was going to go straight from university to another course in midwifery but now need to take at least a year off for more surgery so not happy about that. Have been told so many times that I have chosen the wrong career because of my knees but not going to let them stop me.
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« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2006, 06:30:50 AM »
I hope to be a sports injury dr. Deal with ortopedic injuries, just the non-surgical side
I'm only 16, but I hope to get a jump start. I'm such a regular at my PT place that after 1st semester I'm going to work there as a PT aide.
16 years old

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« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2006, 04:24:11 AM »
I've been a paramedic for 14 years.  Hoped to get a few more years but??? We'll see after the January surgery if I'm in or out.  Hate to leave it - this is a job you have to love or it will eat you up.  So, after 14 years I guess I love it.  Wish me luck in January!  Deborah

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« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2006, 11:35:42 PM »
Hey I am a Certified Nursing Assistant...Got my license in May, but haven't been able to use it due to my knee hope to be able to start work in January. I also just applied to Nursing School, I will find out in March if I got in. I am so excited.

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« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2006, 04:39:02 AM »
I too am a Certified nursing assistant... but will be off for 2 months due to a TTT on december 13... i go to a local tech school hoping to transfer in cardinal stritch (WI) im doin pre core classes now hoping to be a OMGYN nurse... but later on in life i would LOVE to go to med school...
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« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2006, 05:33:17 PM »
Hey,

I'd have loved to become a doctor (not sure exactly which dscipline though) but didn't have the grades or level of comittment required.

So I had to get my PhD in another area but hopefully next year I'll be eligible for the NHS Gateway to Leadership scheme.

Laura x
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13/08/03 - Fulkerson TTT
05/06/05 - Stabilisation & Medialisation/Tendon Transfer
13/01/06 - Proximal Hamstring Superior Stabilisation
06/03/06 - RSD/CRPS diagnosed
20/07/06 + 03/04/07- Excision of scar tissue
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« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2006, 04:34:07 AM »
I am a nurse in an office that does women's health...so we deliver babies....being the only nurse in the office is the reason I haven't been able to return to work so soon...needed to be able to walk for 8 hours without pain and swelling....I love the babies and because we get to see the mom's for several months before delivery we get to know our patients fairly well...my boss has been telling eveyone that he kicked me in the knee...i've been in this office for 23 years so my patients expect to see me when they come in... :D
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« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2006, 02:48:22 AM »
I've been a Paramedic for 18 years now. ;D  Work for a helicopter flight service out of a university hospital / level 1 trauma center / childrens hospital.  See myself as a "jack of all trades ... master of none" as we encounter anything from premature babies to very sick cardiac patients on heart assist devices to nasty trauma victims.  Love the fact that every day is different and challenging ..... could never have a 9-5 "desk job" !

Oh ... and as far as my signature goes ... the motocross career didn't really "pan out" ... just ask my ACL   ;)

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2006, 04:14:39 PM »
I'm a certified athletic trainer working as a physician extender in a sports medicine/orthopedics practice.  I love what I do, it's different than working for a school or university, but right now it's better for me.  Less hours, less time spent on my feet, and higher pay.  I'm hoping to go on and get my doctorate in Physical therapy. 
1999 LR, 2002 ACL/PLC recon, reversal of LR, 2004 ACL revision, 2006 Car accident torn PCL and small fractures resulting in bone chips in my knee.  Torn MCL 3 times.  Wicked screws under IT band and Pes Anserine.  June 2008-Hip Arthroscopy.

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2007, 05:20:09 AM »
I'm going into medicinal chemistry with pharmD.

Basically Nuclear medicine.

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2007, 04:15:47 AM »
I first wanted to be a physical or occupational therapist, but for the past 2 years i have wanted to be an othropedic surgeon.  So much that i shadow one all the time and read to learn all about it.

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2007, 06:17:42 PM »
I am a RN and also a certfied athletic trainer. In college I always felt sorry for my athletes when they had to have knee surgery. Little did I know that I would become a personal expert on the issue........
~Lori  :)

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2007, 10:00:02 PM »
I'm a Paramedic Supervisor and have been in the Ambulance Service 20 years, more than half my life!  Wouldn't change it for anything :)
Ruptured ACL (femoral end) 2000
Inconclusive MRI 2002
Arthroscopy with meniscus repair 2005
Arthroscopy with meniscus repair 2006
Had ACLr  June 29th 2007
The marathon has begun!

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2007, 02:26:29 AM »
I am a Surgical Technologist - or was.  I'm here, because I fell at work off a lift onto my right knee last 5/30/06 - haven't worked in job since - have been on work restrictions of seated work

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2007, 03:03:50 AM »
I wanted to be an orthopeadic surgeon when i first started at the university of florida, then i wanted to be a pediatric oncologist, then i decided that i wanted to spend a lot of time with my patients so i decided on physical therapy. I am currently an applied physiology and kinesiology major. I graduate next year and will be getting a doctorates on physical therapy. Hopefully i will specialize in neuromuscular diseases, i really likethat and im doing research on cortical stimulation and rehab for stroke patients, whihch falls under neuromuscular. Alex
right knee - lateral release in 2004

left knee - small meniscus tear and patellar cartilage tear. Had surgery in 2005 where it all got fixed and had a lateral release. Knee hurts more now that it did before surgery, chondromalacia.

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2007, 06:37:54 PM »
I am currently going to school to become a forensic pathologist.  Probably not what you were talking about, but a medical doctor non-the-less.   ;D
11/01- Injury
1/02- Surgery:LR/partial synovectomy (OS #1)
6/07: lateral retinicular repair (OS#2)
2/12: Pain is back (extreme shift and tilt)
8/May/12: Lateral patellofemeral ligament reconstruction, w/chondroplasty, lysis, chondral fracture repair and plica release (OS #3)

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Re: Medical Careers?
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2007, 03:29:50 AM »
I have always wanted a career in nursing, but I let my parents talk me out of it.  I am going to meet with an advisor next week to find out what classes I need to take to get into a nursing program.  Since I already have my B.A. I know I have a lot of classes out of the way.