A career in medical research

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Hi guys,

I have a passion for doing research. My future goal is to research diseases and how to possibly cure them. Does anyone have any idea how to get into the medical research field? I have a master's degree currently, but I am unsure of what to do next. Please help if you can :)
 
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Hi guys,

I have a passion for doing research. My future goal is to research diseases and how to possibly cure them. Does anyone have any idea how to get into the medical research field? I have a master's degree currently, but I am unsure of what to do next. Please help if you can :)
What kind of master's degree? Is it a medical degree?
 
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@Ravindran
It's in Public health. My true love was always the environment,the climate,meteorology and astronomy...really just anything to deal with being outside :)but I figured there would be no jobs in that area so I decided to not go that route. I chose my second love which was Biology. So I did that and then I did a Masters in Public Health. Now I feel stuck and confused. I remember when I doing my biology degree I LOVED parasitology and virology and I found a school that does a PhD in them but I am scared that doing it won't lead me anywhere.


At the end of it all:
I love working alone, I love doing research because i'm always curious about everything and I love seeing what happens when we mix this with that, I am an introvert so I do not like talking to/being around people 24/7:ROFLMAO:. What career path does that lead me to? I have no idea.
 
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Thanks for sharing your passion! You might have thought I am an expert on this when I asked the question. I am not! ha ha! i just know people do Phd to get into medical research. I understand they have lot of passion for what they do. You definitely have that! (y)
 
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Thanks for sharing your passion! You might have thought I am an expert on this when I asked the question. I am not! ha ha! i just know people do Phd to get into medical research. I understand they have lot of passion for what they do. You definitely have that! (y)
:ROFLMAO:
Maybe I should wait a bit and see what unfolds. Maybe i'm too young and unwise to make such decisions now. maybe I should be patient and see what happens. Maybe ill be led into a field.:)
 
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:ROFLMAO:
Maybe I should wait a bit and see what unfolds. Maybe i'm too young and unwise to make such decisions now. maybe I should be patient and see what happens. Maybe ill be led into a field.:)
I have a funny way to pray to Lord. When I am totally confused and undecided what to do, I will ask Lord to close all doors which are not His will. In that way, He will protect me even when I am trying to dos something stupid (which is more often!). Lord has answered such prayers.

I am not saying pray in that way :) Just saying, seek Lord's will. He will show the way.
 
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I have a funny way to pray to Lord. When I am totally confused and undecided what to do, I will ask Lord to close all doors which are not His will. In that way, He will protect me even when I am trying to dos something stupid (which is more often!). Lord has answered such prayers.

I am not saying pray in that way :) Just saying, seek Lord's will. He will show the way.
Thank you :)
That's actually a good idea!:)
 
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