About the ads

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Check out PREMED.me!
    Offers FREE service to help premeds manage their applications and MCAT study calendars and identify schools to target.

personality types and specialities

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by bobmarley77, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors and sponsors. Thank you.
  1. bobmarley77

    bobmarley77

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    Messages:
    324
    Location:
    Somewhere
    SDN 7+ Year Member

    SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads)
    Does anyone know of any websites, etc that list a specialty and the personality type best suited to it?
  2. bobmarley77

    bobmarley77

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    Messages:
    324
    Location:
    Somewhere
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    whoops...maybe I should have posted this in the lounge!
  3. Wahoo07

    Wahoo07 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2002
    Messages:
    365
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    <a href="http://www.studentdoctor.net/guide/medstudent/specialties/index.html" target="_blank">Big Guide to Medical School - Specialties Page</a>

    :)
  4. trouta

    trouta Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2002
    Messages:
    502
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Dont know about lists like that, but there are quizzes that supposedly asess your personality and then compare it to people in various specialties.

    Dont remember where they are right off the top of my head, but they have been posted on this site before.
  5. brontehardyeliot

    brontehardyeliot Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2002
    Messages:
    51
    Location:
    Round Rock, TX
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Here's a quiz that matches you with a specialty. I'm pretty sure it's been on SDN before:

    <a href="http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/specialties/" target="_blank">http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/specialties/</a>
  6. Wahoo07

    Wahoo07 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2002
    Messages:
    365
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Wow that quiz is really neat! For me it was right on the money. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
  7. lola

    lola Bovine Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Messages:
    3,850
    Location:
    california
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    it was not on the money for me... it gave me things like anesthesiology, ophthalmology, and dermatology -- BORING (to me anyway). at least obgyn & peds were 6 & 7.
  8. Caffeinated

    Caffeinated Army Strong

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2002
    Messages:
    374
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    I just took that test. Was it me, or did they keep repeating some of the questions?

    I am not sure how much value I would place in the results, but it sure is interesting, and I had a good time taking it.

    It's funny that opthalmology and nuclear medicine tied for 3rd place on my results. Is it a coincidence that I studied physics in undergrad and went on to optometry school? Hmmmm....
  9. spacecadet

    spacecadet Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2001
    Messages:
    414
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    I already tried to post this once, but it didn't work. I'll try again...

    If you're interested in specialty by Myers-Briggs personality type, try <a href="http://www.gesher.org/Myers-Briggs/MBTI%20Chart%20and%20specialty.html" target="_blank">this chart</a>.
  10. lola

    lola Bovine Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Messages:
    3,850
    Location:
    california
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    they TOTALLY kept repeating questions. did they want to see if we answered questions consistently or what? anyway, i think mine came out the way they did b/c i said i wanted a regular schedule with not too many hours. i do, but i would rather do something i'm interested in & work long hours than do something i'm not interested in & have a nice schedule.
  11. dlc

    dlc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 1999
    Messages:
    134
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    SDN 10+ Year Member
    Right on the button...plastic surgery!
    Dana
  12. jintonic5

    jintonic5 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2001
    Messages:
    520
    Location:
    boston
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    well... mine was right on the money and way off at the same time. my top choices are psychiatry, peds, ob/gyn, and surgery. the first two were my #1 and #2 on the list, then ob/gyn was around 10, but all the surgery specialties were at the waay bottom. But in terms of my own personality, i guess it does make sense :p
  13. Wednesday

    Wednesday Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2001
    Messages:
    682
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    SDN 10+ Year Member
    Sort of off the topic, but when I saw the tread this is what I thought of:

    A couple of years ago there was this "what type of dog are you" personality test circulating among my friends. My friend in med school was rotating through surgery at the time and showed it to some of the residents. In a few hours all the surgery residents had taken the test (it's online) and they were ALL pugs and chihuahuas. Hmmmmmm.
  14. lola

    lola Bovine Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2002
    Messages:
    3,850
    Location:
    california
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    i'm a cocker spaniel :D
  15. Julie Bolding

    Julie Bolding Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2001
    Messages:
    12
    Location:
    Pierre, S.D.
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Hey Marley,

    Try this article: <a href="http://www.ttuhsc.edu/success/Who%20does%20what.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ttuhsc.edu/success/Who%20does%20what.htm</a>

    Also see this topic at <a href="http://www.premedpathfinder.homestead.com" target="_blank">www.premedpathfinder.homestead.com</a>

    There's quite a few medical journal articles on Myers-Brigg type and specialty choice. Try PubMed as well.

    Julie B.
  16. swim_chicka

    swim_chicka Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2002
    Messages:
    5
    Location:
    Nebraska
    well....mine was close... ob/gyn was 1, ortho 6, but peds was 20. oh well...I'm sure taking it in the middle of the night had some effect. :)
  17. Sweet Tea

    Sweet Tea Girl Next Door

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    8,675
    Location:
    Travelling via handbasket
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    SDN 10+ Year Member
    geez-- i've always said that i DON"T want to be a surgeon, and there it was-- general surgery #1.

    ob/gyn, family med, and oncology were all top 10, so that's good.

    don't quite know what that general surgery thing was doing up there. :rolleyes:
  18. Espion

    Espion is a girl

    Joined:
    May 5, 2002
    Messages:
    230
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Julie Bolding:
    <strong>Hey Marley,

    Try this article: <a href="http://www.ttuhsc.edu/success/Who%20does%20what.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ttuhsc.edu/success/Who%20does%20what.htm</a>
    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">At Tech, they actually give us a copy of Dr. Pelley's book to work through before orientation. I understand that he also goes around the country presenting his studies on personality typing as related to learning styles.

    Its supposed to help you find out what mental processes are predominant in your learning style, then learning to focus on the underdeveloped ones. He included a couple of pages for what types of specialties *may* be right for your personality type, but the focus is in helping you adapt yourself to developing the right skills for being successful at handling the deluge of information in med school.

    And even without the personality test, much of the study skills are invaluable in developing integrative thinking (as opposed to rote memorization of facts...which will only get you so far).
  19. Espion

    Espion is a girl

    Joined:
    May 5, 2002
    Messages:
    230
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    In reference to my post above: <a href="http://www.ttuhsc.edu/success" target="_blank">http://www.ttuhsc.edu/success</a>
  20. srmonkey

    srmonkey I need Dunkin Donuts

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2002
    Messages:
    57
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Immunology at 2, hematology at 3, and med oncology at 4. Since I'm doing research on leukemia, I'm impressed.
  21. silvercholla

    silvercholla Smarter than the avg bear

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    368
    Location:
    New York
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Pediatrics 1
    Med Onco 2
    Emer Med 3
    OB/GYN 3

    One and threes were on but number two I don't get. Maybe it has something to do with a temp assignment I had in Ambulatory Chemo? I don't know. Well I liked it anyway. TTFN

    I guess if you take it over just before you have to match it might be different and slightly helpful, hey you never know
  22. Pinki

    Pinki Sassy Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2001
    Messages:
    278
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 10+ Year Member
    1. OB/GYN
    2. Colon & Rectal Surgery

    either way...looks like I'll best suited dealing with orifices!
  23. Wahoo07

    Wahoo07 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2002
    Messages:
    365
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Posey:
    <strong>either way...looks like I'll best suited dealing with orifices!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hehe. :) <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> :)

    1. Radiology
    2. Pathology

    Apparently I'm good at looking at stuff. :)
  24. boo_yah

    boo_yah Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Messages:
    41
    SDN 7+ Year Member

Share This Page


About the ads