1. H

    MD & DO Pulm/Critical Care Doctors: What do you love and hate about the specialty?

    I recently started to get familiar with the PCC specialty and am finding it super exciting! having the skillset to truly save lives in a life-or-death situation, the huge variety of practice options, connection with my personal interest in environmentalism, 7-on/7-off schedule, and lots of...
  2. DoctoOcto

    What are some common premed misconceptions about medical specialties? What is it REALLY like?

    From my experience of speaking to other premeds, there seems to be quite a bit of misconceptions about certain medical fields that are blatantly wrong, like 40-hours a week surgical residency & training, matching into Im subspecialties right out of med school, or that EM is full of crazy...
  3. F

    MD & DO Which specialties deal with the nicest patient population and which specialties deal with the rudest patient population?

    Hi everyone, I just wanted y’alls opinions on this topic. I’m trying to gather as much info so I can have an educated opinion on what specialty I’d be interested in.
  4. insaiyan-premed

    Specialties of interest

    Could the experts elaborate on how difficult would it be to get into a Cards fellowship, Heme/Onc Fellowship, and a Radiology Residency as a DO student after this new Step 1 being P/F. I'm most likely going to end up in a DO school, and these specialties so far interest me the most. Thank you.
  5. M

    Career-Personality Fit?

    Hey all, MS2 here. I know that all sorts of medical specialties can be made to fit the doctor, but regardless of that various fields are known for certain types of lifestyles. I was curious if anyone had any suggestions on types of specialties (including fellowships!) to look into for someone...
  6. M

    Specialties for a single dad?

    I’m an undergrad right now on the pre med track. I really want to pursue a specialty that would allow me to raise children on my own while still earning enough to support them. I’d really like to have kids through adoption/surrogacy in my early thirties, so soon after I finish residency...
  7. D

    MD no accommodation and blind in one eye

  8. S

    general guidance with specialties

    Hi everyone! First time posting in the medical student forum, so I apologize if I have posted this thread in the wrong area. I just wanted to reach out for some general guidance with respect to this issue (I will also have to put in a lot more research, this thread would just be to point me in...
  9. A

    Specialties with highest/lowest job satisfaction rate?

    This is purely out of curiosity. I've recently been reading up on what kind of specialties/residency programs there are, how many hours some doctors work, etc., and I'm wondering, is there any data that shows the job satisfaction rate for different physicians? If not, what do you think are the...
  10. I

    Opportunities for an MBBS graduate in EU countries

    Hi. I am currently in my 6th year or Intern Year of MBBS in Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh. What postgraduate degree can I do in a country like Belgium so I can acquire a specialty or a license to practice? Will they accept my MBBS degree? Can I do my Masters there? What are the...
  11. 7

    ROAD Specialties vs Dentistry

    I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but I wanted to learn some more on the ROAD specialties. Currently in undergrad and a pre-dent, but I just wanna explore my options and see how green the grass is on the other side. I was going for dentistry due to the autonomy, business opportunities...
  12. R

    Why does neurology have a bad rap?

    As a pre-med, I'm doing some research on different specialties that interest me (I know specialties shouldn't be my main focus right now but I enjoy looking into different future career possibilities) and one field that I keep going back to is neurology. Neurology seems like a fascinating area...
  13. E

    Can subspecialists still do general OB/GYN tasks if they want?

    Forgive my ignorance because I'm just an undergrad pre-med, but I am very interested in OBGYN. REI and MFM seem very intriguing, but I was just wondering if once you subspecialize you only see patients exclusively relating to that subspecialty. For example, can an REI doctor volunteer at a...
  14. Piglet2020

    Do you choose your residency or does your residency choose you?

    Fun question^ Wondering since I know I’m bad at picking multiple good options (like a kid in an ice cream shop). Thoughts? How do you know this specialty is the one? Is it like a spirit animal where it chooses you?
  15. doctorstrangerthingz

    Specialty where you're most likely to make a mistake?

    I was just wondering, in which specialties are doctors most likely to make errors? I know it depends on the individual doctor, and when it comes to surgical specialties it also depends on how skillful the surgeon is. I'm more interested in the specialties themselves. As in; a specialty where...
  16. W

    Specialties that provide opportunities (and time) to go down rabbit holes?

    M3 here, US Allopathic student at mid tier school. I've enjoyed every rotation, like all types of patient populations and pathology. I loved and was great on my surgery rotation (and the small amount of subspecialty stuff I saw) but Step 1 not competitive and my wife would kill me haha. I also...
  17. D

    Other What sub-specialties from others?

    Question should read: What sub-specialties STEAL from others? I am interested in oncology, but I don't know whether surgical or medical. It seems surgical oncologists have a better chance of stealing patients and taking a chunk from the medical oncologists. Is that true are they different...
  18. P

    MD Help with choosing M3 electives!

    Hi all, I was hoping to elicit some advice from the SDN community out there for choosing M3 electives. I'm a rising M3, about to take Step 1, so this isn't something I want to be particularly worried about rn, but it's hard not to be because my school just gave us our clerkship schedules for...
  19. Kakarrott

    Medical Genetics?

    Hello there, I want to ask you guys about this branch of medicine. I found it quite recently and there seems to be quite a little info about it. Most of the information I found was here in years old threads, so I decided that hopefully, I can get some new perspectives and insights. My first...
  20. M

    What are the highest paid medical/dental specialties PER HOUR?

    Not considering yearly salary, what are the highest paid hourly med/dent specialties? I’ve heard orthopedics, plastics, dermatology, orthodontics, endodontics, and oral surgery all make a killing but some work fairly more hours/week.
  21. J

    Unique Community Dynamic and Specialties

    Hello all, I have a question about different fields of medicine. I live in a small and religious community and people have been telling me that a community such as ours can be awkward for a doctor, due to needing to examine/treat patients of the opposite sex in various states of undress...
  22. lagbydesign

    What do you think are the most critical traits needed to succeed in each respective specialty?

    For neurosurg, my impression is that you must be or have: Immensely confident Thrill seeking A stupid amount of endurance A very high energy level Extremely detail oriented Very emotionally stable, as in, not easily shaken by poor outcomes
  23. A

    Spanish medical student

    Hello, everyone! My name is Alex and I am a spanish medical student. I would like to become a specialist in Ireland but I don't know which are the steps that I have to follow. Can you help me, please?
  24. E

    Help with Specialty Selection (Endocrine vs. Psychiatry)

    Hey, guys! Long time lurker here posting for the first time! I am trying to decide on my specialty between Medicine (with the end goal of doing Endocrinology) and Psychiatry. I have to make a decision on a research year before I can do sub-Is and electives in these specialties, and am currently...
  25. pvpapaioann

    Interest in Sports Medicine

    Hello, I'm curious at the different routes to get into sports medicine. I've done some research and find that you can apply to sports medicine fellowships following residencies in several specialties (such as internal, family, pm&r, etc.), but I haven't found an non surgical orthopedic...
  26. Dihydrotestosterone

    Med > ortho or Dent > OMFS?

    Hi I want to apply for medical/dental school*, and I need some advice**. I know I really want to specialize in surgical specialties *** , I did some research on different medical and dental specialties, read many topics here, watched some of the procedures on youtube etc, and I came up with two...
  27. D

    Switching out of competitive residency

  28. S

    MD & DO Specialties In Medicine Podcast

    Hello Fellow Medical Students< We are two 3rd year medical students tasked with the decision of our lifetimes’: choosing which specialty in medicine we will ultimately pursue. Despite our limited exposure and lack of first hand accounts in the numerous fields of medicine, we are forced to...
  29. Incognito32

    Orthopedic Surgeon Specialty (specialties)?

    Just a quick question, since I believe this is my first post on this forum. Can an Orthopedic Surgeon have two specialties, such as Sports Medicine AND Spine? Or something like Sports Medicine related to the spine?
  30. Kavity

    Specializing vs. certification in a specialty

    I've heard of dentists specializing in one specialty (for example, orthodontics), which requires years of additional training, but I have also met dentists who have done a 6 month certification course in orthodontics. What's the difference? Are there benefits/drawbacks to either? Please include...
  31. Mecidimes

    Air Force Match Statistics for USAF Residencies

    Hey everyone, 2019 USAF HPSP here. Does anyone know how to access match rates for military residencies in the USAF? I know that the HPERB document gives the number of slots for each residency that the Air Force offers, but that information isn't really helpful when I don't know how many people...
  32. orthogenes

    Choosing a specialty: What do you want to be when you grow up?

    If you did not know what kind of medicine you wanted to practice before med school--how did you decide? I'm halfway through third year and still trying to figure it out.
  33. M

    Care to help an M1 with career direction?

    Hey y'all, I'm an M1 who is trying to decide on two things 1) Which specialties to begin to investigate 2) Research I wanted to begin doing research and it would ideally be into a field related to my future specialty. I have been talking to my advisors and have decided a few things about...
  34. P

    Physician assistant specialist

    Hello, everyone! Sorry, i don't know where to post this but I was in need of information about becoming a Physician Assistant Specialist. 1. How long does it take to become one? Does it include the 2 years of Grad school? 2. What is required ? I plan on becoming a Physician Assistant after...
  35. P

    Which specialties require Internal Medicine residency first, before specialty training?

    Some specialties require Internal Medicine residency before you begin your specialty training (e.g. oncology), and some specialties do not (e.g. radiology). Where can I find a list of which specialties fall into each category? I am talking about the US.
  36. A

    Specialty series - emergency medicine

    Hey everyone! I started a specialty series on my blog (http://blog.amandaxi.com) and just wanted to share what I posted on emergency medicine. It seems that EM is all the rage nowadays and since I am finishing up my month as a rotator on EM, I thought it'd be fun to reflect on all the things I...
  37. L

    Some questions about Preventive/Preventative Medicine?

    First post woo! Hi everyone, I'm currently a junior undergrad trying to figure out some details about what preventive medicine is. I want to help people on a larger scale(local-national level?) and I also want to retain the ability to treat people directly (main reason for becoming a physician)...
  38. S

    Speciality that is Family Friendly

    Hello! I am a senior in college who will be attending medical school in the fall. My whole life I've wanted to be a surgeon but as I get older, I've come to realize that's not all I want. I am currently engaged to my boyfriend of 8 years who I plan to marry and have children with. I was just...
  39. PatNanym

    Probability of matching with multiple specialties on Rank Order List?

    Hi. I just wanted to how ranking multiple specialties would affect my probability of matching. For example, if I have 7 IM programs, 3 Peds programs and 1 Psych program on my rank order list, will it decrease my chance of matching at any of these places as opposed to having 10 IM programs on my...
  40. B

    Can monocular vision disqualify me from certain specialties?

    Hello-- newbie here... I'm just a pre-med student but figured that this question was best suited in the Allopathic section. I have a visual handicap in one eye where I am essentially blind, and rely off one eye. In the future I may be able to gain minimal sight... nothing too significant. I...