A bit of background: I am from Nigeria and hope to practice there one day (after I pay off all my loans...lol) I would like to see patients, diagnose them with their ailments and try to cure with medication, lifestyle change, or surgical procedure. I would love to do a surgical procedure on a patient who didn't have the money to take care of his/her appendicitis by going to another town (poor infrastructure, not enough money to travel, etc.) What is a good specialty to go into for this lifestyle? A lifestyle where one can do medicine and procedure for the common folk... Is this too idealistic for a career in medicine? Too idealistic to have good training for this? (just an M2 here) Thanks for the ideas and thoughts.