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I think it's important when looking at the specialities to assess not just one aspect such as money or cushiness or interest level of it when determining the most suitable, but in fact all 3 have to be taken in the account. So I'd like to see what u guys think is the best speciality overall.

I chose Ophthalmology. To me it's interesting, combines surgery and medicine and diverse patient population. It's also clean and pleasant. The hours are pretty good, as is the pay.
 

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Everyone has their own preferences, and I would hope that most people would choose the residency they are actually doing.

There is no one best residency, only the best residency for you. I would hate to be a radiologist or a dermatologist, but those are some of the most competative professions in medicine.

EM, of course. :)
 

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Ophthalmology hands down! Great lifestyle, very good money, interesting and challenging surgery, overall nice people in the field, and the future looks great for Ophthalmology with growing technology and innovation in eye care. This is why I see Ophthalmology only becoming more competitve to get into than it already is.
 

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ophthamology is not really surgery....you guys just tell yourselves that to make you feel good about yourselves.....
 

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Here comes the pissing contest.


On another note, if a sleep medicine specialty ever gets approved then I think it would be pretty sweet.
 

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There is an easy answer: The best specialty is what you are interested in! This includes all factors inluding the work you do, the lifestyle you are willing to have, the money you will make. There is no way I would want to be a dermatologist or an anesthesiologist, despite the hours or lifestyle, because they don't interest me. There is no way I would want to be surgeon although aspects of it intrigue me, this was not enough for me to put up with the lifestyle. Luckily for me, I loved radiology very early and couldn't get enough of imaging studies.

No one path is right for everyone, thank god. I think all of these threads on other peoples opinions of specialties are misguided. The decision is yours. There is no one best specialty.
 

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Completely agree with u that different people have different interests and values. I admit some have genuine love for dermatology and pathology. Everyones opinion here is appreciated. This post is to see the strengths of different specialities and what drives some people to choose a specific path. So please express your opinions freely.
 

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neurosurgery and neurology for me.
I am fascinated by the brain and find cerebrovasc disease very challenging also because of personal reasons.
Have been a resident in neurosurgery and ,well, basically now i am after neurology and hopefully cerebrovasc dis and critical care afterwards. Neurology incomes may not be outstanding but still fairly decent . But i find stroke and critical care very challenging.
 

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this thread is useless. there is no "best" specialty.
-s.
 

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assuming I match...EM is clearly the best specialty out there, I cant understand why anyone would do anything else. There must be something very wrong with the rest of you - clearly your judgement is suspect as evidenced by your choice of another specialty.

Of course, totally kidding. I do love EM, but only because it suits me so well. My friends who are doing other things hate it (which I admit I dont quite understand).

I think one of the greatest things about medicine is that there are so many different specialties - if you look hard enough you will almost definitely find a job you love. What percentage of the population can say that they truly enjoy going to work?
 

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What percentage of the population can say that they truly enjoy going to work?



100% of baseball players and porn stars..."Cofee?....
Hell no, Bob, let's get to work!"
 

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EM for me. I can't stand anything else, except perhaps quality checking of one-month post-plastic surgery quality assurance physician.

Q, DO
 

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Originally posted by QuinnNSU
EM for me. I can't stand anything else, except perhaps quality checking of one-month post-plastic surgery quality assurance physician.

Q, DO

Lol, and you'll even visit the patients' workplace to perform these post-op checks?

How noble! :laugh:
 

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Originally posted by QuinnNSU
EM for me. I can't stand anything else, except perhaps quality checking of one-month post-plastic surgery quality assurance physician.

Q, DO

Yeah, those penis enlargement operations are SO in need of QA--glad you're taking care of it!
 
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