Transplant or TraumaWas wondering what surgical specialty has the largest medical component (in addition to surgery, meaning it rules out surgical critical care)?
Transplant? Oncological? ENT? Uro/Gyn? Neuro?
As an aside, this question is just out of curiosity... thanks.
if you want medicine, do medicine. if you want to operate, do surgery.
the whole "ent or uro or ophtho has a good mix of medicine and surgery" is garbage. what that really means is that you can have more of an office practice so your lifestyle will be more controllable. you can do lots of smaller procedures, see patients in clinic 3 days a week, and maybe a big case once or twice a month.
the myth that surgeons don't know medicine is just not true. there is a ton of medical management in general surgery training. most of the time, i ask for medicine consults because i don't WANT to deal with something rather than because i CAN'T deal with it. most of the time, the medicine resident looks in that pocket medicine book they tote around or uptodate anyway.
it's the same reason why medicine asks us to I&D abscesses or put in lines or stupid little things that they could totally do themselves. they're too busy writing long notes, calling consults for each failing organ system, and figuring out which SNF to send their patients to.
I would have to disagree with the previous post. I think Ortho has the least medicine than anyother specialty besides rads im assuming.