SUMMARY: Medical school or not medical school, that is the question!
An important moment that stood out to me is when my mentor, Dr. Overcash, talked about how he actually ended up at eStudySite. Similar to me, he started taking internships and volunteer jobs at a VA hospital in high school then continuing to volunteer at his university’s hospital as a freshman. He goes on to explain how in medical school you choose your specialty and he went with emergency medicine. “I really enjoyed it but it gets hard on your body and on your emotionally. You know some of the shifts you’re workin is over night and you’re working holidays and weekends and you know that takes away from family time and friends.” (Overcash) Thinking about how this may affect my lifestyle if I do decide to go into the medical field, made me realize how the field really isn’t for everyone. For Dr. Overcash, things just weren’t working out so he decided to look into other options. In college he did a few research projects as well as in residence. He had the opportunity to start working with eStudySite, his current job, by getting some patients since the they worked closely with the emergency department. Now, he has a full time job at eStudySite but he still does some work for the emergency department. Even though his decision on a specialty lead him to where he is now, I hope to choose a specialty when I am in that position that I will thrive in. He did explain how you have a chance to do a fellowship in medical school, and he was thinking about doing a fellowship in sports medicine by going into emergency medicine or even orthopedics.
Overcash, Scott. Personal Interview. 24 May, 2018