If you could go back in time and re-train, what specialty would you choose?

  • I am a Surgeon and I would choose it again

    Votes: 5 8.1%
  • I am an Internist/Subspecialist and I would choose it again

    Votes: 3 4.8%
  • I am a Pediatrician and I would choose it again

    Votes: 2 3.2%
  • I am a Family Practicioner and I would choose it again

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I am in Emergency Medicine and I would choose it again

    Votes: 14 22.6%
  • I am an Anesthesiologist and I would choose it again

    Votes: 5 8.1%
  • I am in Neurology or Psychiatry and I would choose it again

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • I am a Dermatologist and I would choose it again

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • I am in another field and would choose it again (Rads, Path, Ophtho)

    Votes: 2 3.2%
  • Surgery

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Internal Medicine

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Pediatrics

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Family Medicine

    Votes: 3 4.8%
  • Emergency Medicine

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Anesthesiology

    Votes: 11 17.7%
  • Neurology or Psychiatry

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Dermatolgoy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Radiology

    Votes: 8 12.9%
  • Ophthomology

    Votes: 2 3.2%
  • Pathology

    Votes: 1 1.6%

  • Total voters
    62

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For all the current residents and attendings out there... If you could go back and choose a different specialty... what would you choose?

Please do NOT vote if you are in med school, applying to residency, or an intern so we can keep this among trained individuals who have been in the specialty for at least a year or more. Choices 10-20 are if you would change your specialty and train in that field instead.
 

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I have a hunch that you are going to get slapped down by a moderator pretty quick. It isn't cool to spam every forum with a link to your poll.
 
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Why not... how else can you get a reasonable survey of all people? I'm not trying to be malicious...
 

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what does the S stand for in ROADES?
 

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I think a lot of EPs would choose anesthesia. It has the same benefit of not having a patient base, a mix of procedures and medicine, opportunity for a decent lifestyle and good portability.
 

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this is a terrible poll. Statistically, it doesn't make any sense. You are getting results of people who like their residency with this poll not the percentage of people who would choose their specialty again out of all the people that chose that specialty. this is actually what you want to know.

sorry don't mean to bash you poll, its just that it is not going to tell us much and waste a lot of people's time in thinking about this and clicking on the button. You should rethink how you phrase it
 

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you must be medicine... b/c you're thinking way too much!
 
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PCN said:
this is a terrible poll. Statistically, it doesn't make any sense. You are getting results of people who like their residency with this poll not the percentage of people who would choose their specialty again out of all the people that chose that specialty. this is actually what you want to know.

sorry don't mean to bash you poll, its just that it is not going to tell us much and waste a lot of people's time in thinking about this and clicking on the button. You should rethink how you phrase it
First of all... I'm not trying to publish my results in JAMA, so chill out. It's just a poll for fun to see what people would do if they had residency to do over again.

Second of all... How do you know what I'm looking for??? Can you read my mind? And how would it be that only people who "like their residency" are responding on this poll??? Can you read other people's minds???

Third and Finally... I didn't realize that such decisions (like what to choose on this poll) are so aggravating to you that you are staying up at night and "wasting" so much of your valuable time. I think you need to find something better to do, rather than over-analyze this...