Question About A DR Versus DR-IR Application Dilemma
Hi! Love reading your blog, you’ve been a great source of information,
I’m a current M3 interested in both DR and IR. I genuinely like both fields, but it seems like there is a growing sentiment in both areas to define themselves as separate. I’m currently working on research in IR with my IR faculty, but I don’t want to lock myself out of DR programs, which is what I’m noticing has happened this cycle for some of my M4 colleagues. Applications IR weighted are not receiving much love from DR programs even if they do quite well for IR programs.
What thoughts do you have about the growing divide between fields, and what advice can you give for a medical student interested in both? Should I also do some DR research? I like the way IR is currently practiced, where IR folks will do a mix of IR and DR, but it seems like most IR leadership and PDs are interested in furthering the distinction.
DR And DR-IR Application Weary