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I am not sure if this chart has been seen and/or posted before? But I wanted to see what others' opinions may be of how one so to speak chooses emergency medicine for their career and if there is a followed stereotype of those? Of course I know the terms used among the chart seem a bit short and somewhat over the top.
 

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According to that chart I should be in Dermatology.

Also they should have included Ob/GYN somewhere on the "crazy" side.
 

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According to that chart I should be in Dermatology.
Me too. Thought about it (and probably could have matched in it) for about 45 minutes. When it became clear that my personal statement would read (in its entirety): "I want to do very little and get paid very much. Also, I hate rashes and Latin, but still want to make fat bank." I realized perhaps I should go for something I actually liked.

And I agree about OB/Gyn. Under "Significant Attention Span" it should split into, "Like to work your ass off and get yelled at?" and "Like to sit on your ass and ask 'and how does that make you feel?'."
 

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that describes me pretty well, although i would argue against putting anesthesia under the "hard working" category (no offense. anesthesia would be my second choice if i wasn't doing emed.)
 
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Is there really even a classification for people who choose their field in a medical environment such as emergency medicine? Such as the "crazy" term do you have to be a bit "out there" in order to deal with whatever cases come to you in the field or is that just stereotyping who, so to speak, "can and cannot handle it"
 

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I love these kind of charts....there just funny stereotypes, it has nothing to with picking your career. do the rotation, talk to people in the field, a little reading, see what interests you
 

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Just because I haven't ranted about it in awhile:

ADD = not a good doctor.
 

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Didn't realize that Gas and Path work so hard. And to be a little nitpicky, opthos spend half their time in the dark as well.
 

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I just finished a gas rotation, they work hard but in spurts. they said its' like flying a plane. once you get them tubed, on the vent, gassed, curtain up, taking off...it's autopilot and study time until they're ready to land.
 

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Unfortunately a few of them finish residency and start jobs as attendings with those same lost puppy eyes.
No joke. It's bad when you think that you want to stay out of a certain area or city because one of your fellow residents is going to be working there.
 

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I just finished a gas rotation, they work hard but in spurts. they said its' like flying a plane. once you get them tubed, on the vent, gassed, curtain up, taking off...it's autopilot and study time until they're ready to land.
I also heard the specialty described as "hours of boredom interrupted by moments of panic."
 

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Just because I haven't ranted about it in awhile:

ADD = not a good doctor.
As a damn good doctor with a clear case of ADD, tested, medicated, wouldn't have gotten into medical school without the grade bump in grad school that occurred thanks to Ritalin and therapy, let me just say "Bite me!".

Rant all you want. I won't blithely say that anyone with ADD will make a good EP, but those of us who grew up having to develop our own coping mechanisms (read no drugs) can find that our "disadvantage" turns to an edge in the ED. At least it has for me and two of my closest friends who are in the same boat. All three of us have done very well - but thanks for your opinion!
 

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As a damn good doctor with a clear case of ADD, tested, medicated, wouldn't have gotten into medical school without the grade bump in grad school that occurred thanks to Ritalin and therapy, let me just say "Bite me!"...
Before you break out the high horse, I am pretty darn sure AB was referring to the tired EM stereotypes of them not focusing on their patients, being "crazy", and so on. He was not talking about diagnosed and treated disease (which would be about as valid as excluding someone for having HTN or DM :rolleyes:).
 

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Before you break out the high horse, I am pretty darn sure AB was referring to the tired EM stereotypes of them not focusing on their patients, being "crazy", and so on. He was not talking about diagnosed and treated disease (which would be about as valid as excluding someone for having HTN or DM :rolleyes:).
No, when you look at his other posts, he seems to believe his own BS.
 

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Before you break out the high horse, I am pretty darn sure AB was referring to the tired EM stereotypes of them not focusing on their patients, being "crazy", and so on. He was not talking about diagnosed and treated disease (which would be about as valid as excluding someone for having HTN or DM :rolleyes:).
Indeed, he seems to have this idea that people with treatable medical conditions shouldn't be allowed to practice medicine.
 

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One of the common problem I have witnessed in non EM types rotating thru the ED is that they are hobbled by an "attention excess disorder"