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by DOCTORDJ
February 25th, 2011, 5:51 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26814

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

QuoteOriginally posted by: Caesariayea or do a masters in Biostatistics, there are many univs that offer it. you can use that as a route to get into finance or some quantitative job.thanks for your advice, ive sent a few e-mails round to unis, will let you know the outcome. cheers.
by DOCTORDJ
February 25th, 2011, 5:48 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26814

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CaesariaI know that doctors and even nurses have to take stats. I'm sure you have done some stats, atleast about sampling. Don't you try to predict the most likely cause of a patients illness based on a history of patients who were diagnosed with certain things vs what ...
by DOCTORDJ
February 24th, 2011, 6:48 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26814

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CaesariaScrew theoretical physics. I'd say just do a masters in statistics. DOCTORDJ you could make a unique combination out of yourself being a doctor and a statistician, then you can be in a trading desk for drug/pharm and med related companies. Or even speculate on r...
by DOCTORDJ
February 24th, 2011, 6:45 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26814

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: AbhiJDude, pick a an idea, and make it the theme of your life. Being a top doctor you can earn multiple times a Quant earns while providing service to society, being respected, and having freedom of time. Why do you want to join the cub...
by DOCTORDJ
February 22nd, 2011, 7:05 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26814

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: MartinoHey! Very interesting situation. Why dont you enrol into part-time MFE in London, while at the same time working as a doctor until you graduate and then switch?Ive already graduated from med skl-im now post grad-working as a doc. Ithink I prefer to do the proper ...
by DOCTORDJ
February 22nd, 2011, 7:03 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26814

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehforget about itI agree - you have a great career ahead of you. why switch ?Passion-thats why. Just want to do something I enjoy doing.
by DOCTORDJ
February 22nd, 2011, 7:02 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26814

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteCurrently taking A level in further maths just to get back into maths and perhaps to secure an admission to an undergraduate programme.Very good.But you still have a very long way to go.Thanks buddy.
by DOCTORDJ
February 22nd, 2011, 6:59 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26814

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: HansiThere is a quant dev on our team who was a doctor and went into a quant role after doing an actuarial degree and then some IT work. So everything is possible.This is mind blowing!! With determination, anything is possible.I agree with the above on the question of w...
by DOCTORDJ
February 22nd, 2011, 6:57 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26814

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AbhiJDude, pick a an idea, and make it the theme of your life. Being a top doctor you can earn multiple times a Quant earns while providing service to society, being respected, and having freedom of time. Why do you want to join the cubicle farm ?Its a question of what ...
by DOCTORDJ
February 22nd, 2011, 6:46 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26814

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: plusYou could always try to head towards the area of bio informatics. It is very maths- heavy whilst also providing medical benefit to society, and probably you already most of the biology side of things. You may be able to get into a Masters in this area.This is a very...
by DOCTORDJ
February 22nd, 2011, 6:35 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26814

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: spv205I would say the degree that would be most interesting to recruiters is Theoretical Physics. You want something using advanced maths (stochastic calculus ) but not necc proving it. Is that something you could do/be interested in? If so better to do three years of t...
by DOCTORDJ
February 22nd, 2011, 6:28 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26814

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

<t>Thanks for all the replies.One thing many dont understand is that medicine is a very demanding career (especially hospital medicine)-it is very difficult to do anything else outside a medical career, you cant always plan your life because you can be posted anywhere to work-you do nights, days, lo...
by DOCTORDJ
February 22nd, 2011, 3:18 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)
Replies: 38
Views: 26814

Career Change from medicine to Finance (Quant)

<t>Hi everyone,I really need any useful advice on switching careers. Ive done a brief search on the careers forum and couldnt find anything related to my circumstances. My background-currently working as a medical doctor-having qualified 2yrs ago but never really enjoyed being a medic. If it helps, ...
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