Friday, November 07, 2008

When I grow up

I keep saying I want a PhD in biochemistry, and it's actually true. I like science and am perfectly functional in it, despite the fact it's not really where my talents lie.* I always assumed I wasn't interested in medicine, but now that I have some fascinating medical problems, I may have changed my mind. I've been thinking lately about how I would probably enjoy epidemiology.

If I'm going to play to my strengths, I really am interested in quantitative aspects of political science, in the same way that I'm interested in how "Wash your hands!" posters actually affect virus transmission rates.

*I'm good at writing and passionate about politics, neither of which dispose one to being really good at titrating things.

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