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  1. marakah2

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  3. Street Philosopher

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    thanks this is a cool link. i tried it last year but I don't remember what I got.
    this year:
    1 allergy & immunology 48
    2 endocrinology 47
    3 dermatology 46
    4 gastroenterology 46
    5 hematology 45
    6 radiology 45
    7 psychiatry 45
    8 preventive med 44
    9 physical med & rehabilitation 44
    10 pediatrics 44

    weird
     
  4. Random Access

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    I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree with their evaluation. I don't think I'd want to do either of these!

    Rank Specialty Score
    1 urology 42
    2 thoracic surgery 41

    Maybe it's something I said about long hours. :p This test is way too long and bogus. :) I think I'd be more pediatrics, psychiatry, or family practice. And don't know if I'd want to do surgery or OB/GYN Kenobi, although the idea of delivery babies, hmmm...
     
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    Neat. Of the top ten that it recommended for me, I don't think I have any interest in any of them. The areas that have been interesting to me, show up further down the list at 13, 15, 17.

    1 family practice 42
    2 preventive med 41
    3 occupational med 41
    4 obstetrics/gynecology 41
    5 nuclear med 39
    6 orthopaedic surgery 39
    7 psychiatry 39
    8 urology 39
    9 pediatrics 38
    10 general internal med 38
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    13 infectious disease 37
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    15 emergency med 37
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    17 general surgery 37
     
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    only one that appeals to me is EM

    1 radiology 48
    2 psychiatry 48
    3 nuclear med 47
    4 infectious disease 46
    5 endocrinology 45
    6 plastic surgery 45
    7 thoracic surgery 44
    8 pathology 44
    9 emergency med 44
    10 obstetrics/gynecology 44
     
  7. batman123

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    This is a neat site, but I don't know about my results... I don't like psychiatry too much, and what exactly is "aerospace med?"


    1 psychiatry 45
    2 aerospace med 45
    3 urology 44
    4 orthopaedic surgery 44
    5 neurology 43
    6 physical med & rehabilitation 43
    7 pediatrics 43
    8 cardiology 43
    9 pulmonology 42
    10 radiology 42
     
  8. Adcadet

    Adcadet Long way from Gate 27

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    1 psychiatry 45
    2 physical med & rehabilitation 45
    3 preventive med 44
    4 med oncology 43
    5 infectious disease 43
    6 hematology 42
    7 rheumatology 42
    8 allergy & immunology 42
    9 general internal med 41
    10 neurosurgery 41


    Well, it seemed to do OK compared to what I think I know - I want to do something research-heavy, specialized, non-primary care, non-surgical....so basically a medical specialty. And I'm very comfortable treating/managing chronic diseases, and I like thinking long-term. I'm not sure how neurosurgery got in my top 10.
     
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    1 radiology 50
    2 thoracic surgery 49
    3 general surgery 49
    4 urology 46



    Don't think so.
     
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    What happened to ophthalmology???

    1 thoracic surgery 50
    2 general surgery 50
    3 radiology 50
    4 thoracic surgery 50
    5 plastic surgery 50
    6 general surgery 50
    7 physical med & rehabilitation 46
    8 occupational med 46
    9 urology 46
    10 urology 46
    11 psychiatry 38
    12 preventive med 38
    13 aerospace med 38
     
  11. kaos

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    Cool site! But I'm not interested in the top 4 of the choices given me. Lot of surgery specialties, tho:

    1 occupational med 50
    2 pathology 50
    3 neurology 50
    4 hematology 50
    5 general internal med 50
    6 endocrinology 49
    7 med oncology 49
    8 neurosurgery 49
    9 rheumatology 49
    10 physical med & rehabilitation 49
    11 otolaryngology 48
    12 pulmonology 48
    13 nephrology 48
    14 plastic surgery 48
    15 thoracic surgery 48
    16 general surgery 48
    17 radiology 48
     
  12. Yogi Bear

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    1 occupational med 49
    2 physical med & rehabilitation 46
    3 gastroenterology 46
    4 med oncology 45
    5 hematology 45
    6 general surgery 45
    7 radiology 45
    8 pediatrics 44
    9 pathology 44
    10 otolaryngology 44
    11 colon & rectal surgery 44
    12 rheumatology 44
    13 plastic surgery 44
    14 nephrology 44
    15 general internal med 43
    16 orthopaedic surgery 43
    17 obstetrics/gynecology 43
    18 radiation oncology 43
    19 nuclear med 42
    20 psychiatry 42
    21 preventive med 41
    22 thoracic surgery 41
    23 ophthalmology 41
    24 emergency med 41
    25 allergy & immunology 41
    26 anesthesiology 40
    27 dermatology 40
    28 family practice 40
    29 aerospace med 40
    30 urology 39
    31 neurology 39
    32 infectious disease 39
    33 endocrinology 39
    34 neurosurgery 38
    35 cardiology 37
    36 pulmonology 36
     
  13. pretty neat:

    Rank Specialty Score
    1 otolaryngology 45
    2 thoracic surgery 43
    3 plastic surgery 43
    4 pathology 42
    5 neurology 42
    6 neurosurgery 42
    7 cardiology 42
    8 hematology 42
    9 endocrinology 41
    10 colon & rectal surgery 41
    11 pulmonology 41
    12 med oncology 41
    13 orthopaedic surgery 41

    Based on experience, I'd say #2, #3, #6, and #13 are legitimate(though sophomoric) top choices. I've never experienced otolaryngology before... :p
     
  14. CaNEM

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    This seems kind of silly - basing what med specialty you should go into strictly on things like work hours and how independent you are instead of, oh, I dunno, what fields you're interested in?
     
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    Interesting results...it say that I am well suited for surgical specialties. But honestly I have never seen myself as much of a surgeon. I want to go into pediatrics which ironically is at the bottom of the list. Here is my list.


    1 general surgery 45
    2 plastic surgery 43
    3 orthopaedic surgery 43
    4 ophthalmology 43
    5 obstetrics/gynecology 43
    25 pediatrics 36

    Plus whats up with the same questions being repeated.
     
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    1 thoracic surgery 48
    2 physical med & rehabilitation 48
    3 nuclear med 48
    4 hematology 48
    5 nephrology 47
    6 radiation oncology 47
    7 med oncology 46
    8 infectious disease 46

    3-8 are dead on to my interests

    1- I'm too old to do a surgical residency after med school

    2- Never really thought about it-- unless they are talking sports medicine.

    Fun site.
     
  18. marakah2

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    i dont' really think anyone would use these results to actually choose their specialty (for whoever says you should do what youre interested-of course you should)

    i just think its kind of interesting to see how your responses compare to actual responses by those in the field. after all, you have to work with those people for the rest of your life
     
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    1 physical med & rehabilitation 44
    2 general surgery 42
    3 psychiatry 42
    4 occupational med 41
    5 radiology 39
    6 urology 39
    7 plastic surgery 39
    8 aerospace med 37
    9 preventive med 36
    10 thoracic surgery 36

    I'm not really interested in any one of these... and don't know much about these fields at my stage in the medical school. :p
     
  20. carmell1981

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    That was a cool test. Altho I'm surprised infectious disease is way down the line since that's where my research area is right now.
    Oh well, here are mine...although I don't think I've ever seen (in movies or real life) a 5'1 orthopedic surgeon before.

    :p Rank Specialty Score
    1 orthopaedic surgery 46
    2 general surgery 45
    3 med oncology 45
    4 family practice 45
    5 preventive med 44
    6 obstetrics/gynecology 43
    7 emergency med 43
    8 nephrology 43
    9 hematology 43
    10 rheumatology 42
    11 general internal med 42
    12 endocrinology 42
    13 physical med & rehabilitation 42
    14 urology 42
    15 allergy & immunology 42
    16 radiation oncology 41
    17 aerospace med 41
    18 plastic surgery 41
    19 nuclear med 41
    20 cardiology 41
    21 dermatology 41
    22 pulmonology 41
    23 psychiatry 41
    24 neurosurgery 41
    25 occupational med 40
    26 radiology 39
    27 ophthalmology 39
    28 pediatrics 39
    29 pathology 39
    30 otolaryngology 39
    31 infectious disease 39
    32 colon & rectal surgery 39
    33 anesthesiology 38
    34 neurology 38
    35 thoracic surgery 37
    36 gastroenterology 37
     
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    2 occupational med 44
    3 radiation oncology 44
    4 hematology 43
    5 anesthesiology 43
    6 emergency med 42
    7 dermatology 42
    8 physical med & rehabilitation 41
    9 pathology 40
    10 ophthalmology

    I am happy with my list:D Go Rads!
     
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    wow! how'd you guys get so many answers? i only got 9! I was thinking about general surgery, but I really wanted to go into family medicine or primary care. The one thing I said I would never do was plastic surgery. Weird.

    1&2 plastic surgery 47
    3&4general surgery 46
    5&6 thoracic surgery 45
    7 physical med & rehabilitation 43
    8&9 preventive med 42
    10&12 occupational med 41
    11&13 aerospace med 41
    14&15psychiatry 39
    16&17 radiology 38
    18&19 urology 36
     
  23. Joga

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    1 dermatology 47
    2 psychiatry 44
    3 ophthalmology 43
    4 colon & rectal surgery 42
    5 anesthesiology 42
    6 pathology 41
    7 otolaryngology 41
    8 urology 41
    9 orthopaedic surgery 40
    10 gastroenterology

    Could not be anymore wrong!! The only thing that would interest me here is probably orthopaedic surgery. I easily get so grossed out with skin diseases that I know I would not want to be a dermatologist! I'd rather look at peoples innards than look at pustules...eeeww..
     
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    From all these responses, is it out of 50 then? At first I thought it was the percent similarity of your responses to physicians in those particular specialties (didn't see it specified on the site).. my highest was 40 for nuclear medicine.
     
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    1 radiology 47
    2 pathology 42
    3 urology 40
    4 thoracic surgery 40
    5 aerospace med 39
    6 plastic surgery 38
    7 physical med & rehabilitation 38
    8 general surgery 38
    9 psychiatry 38
    10 otolaryngology 38
    11 orthopaedic surgery 38
    12 occupational med 38
    13 preventive med 37
    14 ophthalmology 36
    15 pediatrics 35

    I have absolutely no interest in radiology, and my preferred fields (EM and infectious diseases) weren't even on my list.
     
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