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I am currently a high school student and thinking about a career in healthcare. I was considering the specialties of emergency medicine, or general surgery. Emergency medicine because i always liked horror movies and the adrenaline rush, I am a calm when there is a crisis, and want to help short term. For general surgery, i like the idea of surgery, am not a good communicator, and am good with my hands.

In your opinion,what should i become or do?
 

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Judging by your 3 posts about what to do with your life, I would worry about the college thing first.
 
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I am currently a high school student and thinking about a career in healthcare. I was considering the specialties of emergency medicine, or general surgery. Emergency medicine because i always liked horror movies and the adrenaline rush, I am a calm when there is a crisis, and want to help short term. For general surgery, i like the idea of surgery, am not a good communicator, and am good with my hands.

In your opinion,what should i become or do?

2 things:
Psych = General Surgery? And what do horror movies have to do with EM?
 

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I am currently a high school student and thinking about a career in healthcare. I was considering the specialties of emergency medicine, or general surgery. Emergency medicine because i always liked horror movies and the adrenaline rush, I am a calm when there is a crisis, and want to help short term. For general surgery, i like the idea of surgery, am not a good communicator, and am good with my hands.

In your opinion,what should i become or do?

As much as my instincts tell me to jump on this guy and tear his question apart, I remember thinking about EM as a freshman in college. This ultimately drove my interest to shadow -> apply to med school -> pursue EM as a specialty -> match into an EM residency. So, you never know.

My advice, there is a big difference between the job of an EM physician and the idea of an EM physician. Make sure you know the difference. Shadow and see what happens.
 
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I am currently a high school student and thinking about a career in healthcare. I was considering the specialties of emergency medicine, or general surgery. Emergency medicine because i always liked horror movies and the adrenaline rush, I am a calm when there is a crisis, and want to help short term. For general surgery, i like the idea of surgery, am not a good communicator, and am good with my hands.

In your opinion,what should i become or do?

I'm an EM attending. Focus on whether you want to become a doctor in the first place. Seriously.
 
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You'll have plenty of time to figure this out in med school if you decide you want to be a physician at all. Even for competitive fields, people decide partway through and do fine or take a gap year if they really need research.
 

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I am currently a high school student and thinking about a career in healthcare. I was considering the specialties of emergency medicine, or general surgery. Emergency medicine because i always liked horror movies and the adrenaline rush, I am a calm when there is a crisis, and want to help short term. For general surgery, i like the idea of surgery, am not a good communicator, and am good with my hands.

In your opinion,what should i become or do?
Get in to college first, then go shadow and volunteer. You will then get your answer.
 
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I am currently a high school student and thinking about a career in healthcare. I was considering the specialties of emergency medicine, or general surgery. Emergency medicine because i always liked horror movies and the adrenaline rush, I am a calm when there is a crisis, and want to help short term. For general surgery, i like the idea of surgery, am not a good communicator, and am good with my hands.

In your opinion,what should i become or do?

I would seriously consider if you want to be a physician in the first place. It is not an easy journey. I work in an ER now just as a tech and it is not like TV. There are real people that sometimes really dying.


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