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Author : Sheryl Lyss, MD, MPH ,

Perhaps I was atypical: when I decided to apply for medical school, I was uncertain whether I wanted a career as a primary care clinician, a public health practitioner, or a bench-top laboratory researcher. By the time I applied for combined residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics (Med-Peds), I had eliminated laboratory work from consideration. I never decided to forego clinical medicine; instead, I simply chose to pursue public health for a while.