Apr 13, 2010
I'm still having trouble deciding between EM vs IM. If i go into IM i would want to do a fellowship in Cards or GI. So i guess my real question is EM vs Cards vs GI. which field of medicine has the better lifestyle? i know that Cards and GI pay better but i care more about lifestyle. Thanks!!


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I'm assuming you are a third year, in which case, you have plenty of time. Schedule rotations in all three for early fourth year. If you are talking about hours, EM wins. Lifestyle is a subjective matter. All three can be challenging and stressful as well as exciting and fulfilling at the same time. Plus, GI and Cards are worlds apart from EM, it shouldn't be too hard to choose one path if you choose what you have the most passion for. Things to consider: do you want a private practice? Do you enjoy the clinic setting?Or do you prefer the hustle and bustle of the ER? blah blah blah.