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So I've been through almost every third-year clerkship thus far and when attendings have asked me (regardless of specialty) what specialty I'm thinking of going into and I always reply with surgery (unlike some of my classmates who find it fitting to blatantly lie and have coincidentally found their new passion for family medicine for example because a FM attending is inquiring.) Almost always I have gotten the response of "yeah, you look like a surgeon" (said in some condescending tone)

What does that mean? I mean I didn't know a surgeon had a "look." Why do so many non-surgical attendings have beef with surgeons. I realize there are a few bad apples out there but still. It's pretty annoying if you ask me. Just my .02.
 

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Focused, goal-oriented, being "to the point" to (occasionally) appearing brusque to bleeding heart types.

In much of medicine, people in one camp actively disdain people in the other, and, besides trying to recruit for their cause, negatively advertise for the other.
 

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Probably pissed off and tired would be my first thought.
 

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Bored with the endless discussion of the 12th item on the ddx when you haven't done anything to rule out the top three?
 

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That sucks, but it's worse to be met with "wow, surgery? Really? You look like derm to me!" Followed by a condescending laugh.

I turn red with fury, like in a cartoon of the old school.
 

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That sucks, but it's worse to be met with "wow, surgery? Really? You look like derm to me!" Followed by a condescending laugh.

I turn red with fury, like in a cartoon of the old school.
Wow, an even bigger compliment!
 

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That sucks, but it's worse to be met with "wow, surgery? Really? You look like derm to me!" Followed by a condescending laugh.

I turn red with fury, like in a cartoon of the old school.
Wait, they're throwing you a compliment!
 

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That sucks, but it's worse to be met with "wow, surgery? Really? You look like derm to me!" Followed by a condescending laugh.

I turn red with fury, like in a cartoon of the old school.
Ahhh....that's good, as I always often get the "you look like a Plastic Surgeon or Derm" comment myself.
Wait a minute, are people saying this to you because they think you're too hawt for general surgery or because you're smart? Cuz I've been told I'd make a good psychiatrist because I know "how to talk to people". What's that supposed to mean?
 

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That sucks, but it's worse to be met with "wow, surgery? Really? You look like derm to me!" Followed by a condescending laugh.

I turn red with fury, like in a cartoon of the old school.
Tuff your hair, don't wear makeup or jewery, and stop sleeping.

And don't worry, next year you'll look like a surgical intern...
 

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Every medical student I have met has been told they "look" like a certain speciality. The quirky, goofy guy or motherly/caring type get assigned peds, the adhd/fidgety types seem to get EM, the pretty blonde is told derm etc. I'm a 6'5" guy that seems to get asked about how much I bench every other day. You can figure out which speciality people think I look like...
 

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Around here, "you look like a neurologist" means you look Indian.
 

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Every medical student I have met has been told they "look" like a certain specialty. The quirky, goofy guy or motherly/caring type get assigned peds, the adhd/fidgety types seem to get EM, the pretty blonde is told derm etc. I'm a 6'5" guy that seems to get asked about how much I bench every other day. You can figure out which specialty people think I look like...


Rite? Amirite?
 

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Every medical student I have met has been told they "look" like a certain speciality. The quirky, goofy guy or motherly/caring type get assigned peds, the adhd/fidgety types seem to get EM, the pretty blonde is told derm etc. I'm a 6'5" guy that seems to get asked about how much I bench every other day. You can figure out which speciality people think I look like...
Ha! We had one of you guys in my med school class. He was like 6'13". Everyone KNEW he was Ortho all the way. When you asked him, he'd very matter-of-fact-ly tell you, "Breasts"...

Now that's the kind of honesty/straightforwardness I like :thumbup:

He matched plastics and is totally doing a recon/aesthetic breast fellowship afterwards ala Dr. Rey.