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With college application season heating up, Greenwich students interested in medical careers are learning that they are looking at a field that is increasing in competition and rigor, and constantly changing as technology advances.
In the next five to 10 years, when current high school students could be applying to medical school or residencies, experts say students will in a larger pool of applicants fighting for spots. Many aspiring nurses will need to earn doctoral degrees and complete residency training just like their doctor-counterparts. The learning curve will also change, as students work with newer technologies sooner into their programs.
Even in high school, students are learning about the important role of technology in medicine. This was one of the focuses of Operation Medical School, a conference for students interested in medicine hosted recently at Sacred Heart Greenwich.
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