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Just trying to get a general sense of how people feel the various surgical subspecialties compare. I've put my impressions of the fields down, but I'm an M1 with limited exposure, so free to disagree and explain why.

Post Residency Lifestyle:

Plastics > Uro > ENT > Ortho >> Neuro

Residency Lifestyle:

ENT > Uro > Plastics > Ortho >> Neuro

Salary:

Neuro > Plastics > Ortho > Uro > ENT

Variety of procedures in academic setting:

no idea

Variety of private practice bread/butter procedures:

Uro > Ortho > ENT > Plastics > Neuro

Residency competetiveness:

Plastics > Neuro > Uro = Ortho = ENT

Please chime in!
 

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Post Residency Lifestyle:

Uro > ENT > Plastics > Ortho >> Neuro

Residency Lifestyle:

Uro > ENT > Plastics >> Ortho >> Neuro

Salary:

Too much variation to rank

Variety of procedures in academic setting:
Variety of private practice bread/butter procedures:

Pretty much interchangeable except I feel ENT has a significantly higher percentage of "fellowship only" cases.

Residency competetiveness:

Plastics > ENT > Neuro = Uro = Ortho

I'm not actually a urology resident but they do have a sweet lifestyle with significantly fewer emergencies than the others and they haven't fallen victim to the hyper-specialization that's bitten ENT and to a lesser extent ortho. You just didn't create a ranking category of "Excess exposure to dongs" to bring them back down to earth.