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I came across the SDN specialty quiz and thought I'd make a post to share my results to be able to look back on. Hopefully, I'll be starting medical school next fall, and I saw someone else post this type of thread around the same time and give an update now that they're going into residency.

I'll keep an open mind throughout medical school (partly the reason why I made this post, to see if/how much my interests change over the next 5 years), but I found it interesting how accurate this quiz was for me! My current career dream is neurosurgical oncology (and again, I'm sure this would change and I'm keeping an open mind!)

Here are some of my personality percentage matches with specialties I'm currently interested in:
General surgery - 93%
Neurological surgery - 87%
Pathology - 80%
Neurology - 78%
Medical genetics - 77%
Emergency medicine - 72%
Internal medicine (medical oncology) - 60%
Pediatrics - 48%

Alternatively, specialties I have never considered/currently have little interest in:
Dermatology - 48%
Psychiatry - 64%
Anesthesiology - 63%
Ophthalmology - 71%

I know that it'll be a completely different experience to actually rotate through these. I'm excited to gain new perspectives in medical school and can't wait to reply to this post in 5 years or so to compare where I end up!
 
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Radiology - Diagnostic 81% Personality Match
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 81% Personality Match
Anesthesiology 81% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Hematology 80% Personality Match
Radiology - Radiation Oncology 80% Personality Match
 
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14_karat

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Internal Medicine - Hematology: 88%
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: 87%
Internal Medicine- Medical Oncology: 87%
Medical Genetics: 85%
Pediatrics: 84%

I’ve always been gunning for Pediatrics.
 
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Jan 23, 2020
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In parenthesis, I'm putting my completely uninformed premed opinion that I am certain is subject to change

Emergency Medicine 80% Personality Match (Sweet, always had an interest in EM)

Preventative Medicine - Aerospace 77% Personality Match (This is a thing?)

Urology 76% Personality Match (Yeah, I have also had an interest here)

Radiology-Diagnostic 75% Personality Match (No, just no)

Dermatology 75% Personality Match (I would not say I loathe this specialty, I just loathe the idea of me doing it)

Interventional Radiology 73% Personality Match (No interest)

Pediatrics 72% Personality Match (Oldest of 9 children, definitely could see myself happy in this profession)
 
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Screamapillar

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At the moment I'm interested in surgery and EM. Definitely interested in public health but I see it as more of a second career after clinical medicine. Diagnostic radiology seems interesting, I'm somewhat worried about AI encroachment though. Responses didn't seem to really line up with what I want, but we'll see what happens over time. Hopefully I'll be able to check back on this in 6 years and compare.

Preventative Medicine - Public Health and General100% Personality Match
Psychiatry100% Personality Match
Interventional Radiology90% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology90% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism90% Personality Match
Radiology - Diagnostic90% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease80% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Hematology80% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology80% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Cardiology80% Personality Match
Radiology - Radiation Oncology80% Personality Match
Preventative Medicine - Occupational80% Personality Match
Nuclear Medicine80% Personality Match
Neurology80% Personality Match
Medical Genetics80% Personality Match
Emergency Medicine80% Personality Match
Preventative Medicine - Aerospace80% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology70% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases70% Personality Match
Thoracic Surgery70% Personality Match
Surgery - General70% Personality Match
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation70% Personality Match
Pediatrics70% Personality Match
Pathology70% Personality Match
Orthopaedic Surgery70% Personality Match
Obstetrics and Gynecology70% Personality Match
Family Medicine70% Personality Match
Allergy and Immunology70% Personality Match
 
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yellowranger

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Currently interested in procedural stuff and not working 100 hrs/wk


Dermatology 93% Personality Match
Internal Medicine 91% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease 89% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism 87% Personality Match
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 87% Personality Match
Radiology - Diagnostic 86% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 84% Personality Match
Interventional Radiology 83% Personality Match
Pathology 83% Personality Match
Emergency Medicine 83% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology 82% Personality Match
Urology 82% Personality Match
Allergy and Immunology 82% Personality Match
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 81% Personality Match
Radiology - Radiation Oncology 80% Personality Match
Preventative Medicine - Occupational 80% Personality Match
Medical Genetics 80% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Hematology 79% Personality Match
Surgery - General 79% Personality Match
Ophthalmology 79% Personality Match
Neurological Surgery 79% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Nephrology 77% Personality Match
Neurology 77% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 76% Personality Match
Orthopaedic Surgery 76% Personality Match
Colon and Rectal Surgery 76% Personality Match
Preventative Medicine - Aerospace 76% Personality Match
Psychiatry 75% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 73% Personality Match
Thoracic Surgery 73% Personality Match
Pediatrics 73% Personality Match
Obstetrics and Gynecology 72% Personality Match
Plastic Surgery 69% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases 68% Personality Match
Preventative Medicine - Public Health and General 67% Personality Match
Anesthesiology 67% Personality Match
Family Medicine 63% Personality Match
Nuclear Medicine 53% Personality Match

tbh surprised bc i thought ortho would be higher given my love for the springtime of youth
 
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drtribbiani

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Psychiatry 76% Personality Match
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 76% Personality Match
Obstetrics and Gynecology 76% Personality Match
Radiology - Diagnostic 75% Personality Match
Preventative Medicine - Occupational75% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Hematology74% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease73% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology73% Personality Match
Pediatrics73% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology72% Personality Match
Colon and Rectal Surgery72% Personality Match
Radiology - Radiation Oncology71% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Nephrology70% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases70% Personality Match
Dermatology70% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology69% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism69% Personality Match
Preventative Medicine - Public Health and General69% Personality Match
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery69% Personality Match
Orthopaedic Surgery69% Personality Match
Allergy and Immunology69% Personality Match
Thoracic Surgery68% Personality Match
Surgery - General68% Personality Match
Medical Genetics68% Personality Match
Pathology67% Personality Match
Anesthesiology67% Personality Match
Preventative Medicine - Aerospace67% Personality Match
Interventional Radiology65% Personality Match
Ophthalmology65% Personality Match
Neurology65% Personality Match
Plastic Surgery63% Personality Match
Emergency Medicine63% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Cardiology62% Personality Match
Urology62% Personality Match
Nuclear Medicine62% Personality Match
Neurological Surgery62% Personality Match
Internal Medicine60% Personality Match
Family Medicine53% Personality Match
 
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Ultravox Vienna

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1. Colon and Rectal Surgery - 85% (hmm)
2. Gas - 85% (yup)
3. General surgery - 83% (hmm)
4. Ophthalmology - 82% (fat chance)
5. Derm - 80% (fat chance x2)
6. IM - gastroenterology - 79% (hmm)
7. Radiology - diagnostic & oncology - 72% (meh)
 

Snaketail

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Guess I'm going to space y'all! (but I'm actually interested in Neuro though so yay)

Preventative Medicine - Aerospace - 76%
Neurology - 75%
Family Medicine - 75%
Thoracic Surgery - 73%
Preventative Medicine - Public Health and General - 71%
Nuclear Medicine - 71%
 
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I believe I took this quiz many many years ago and the results are still recorded when I click on it.

My specialty was my 15th on the list.
 
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Apr 5, 2020
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right now i’m interested in cosmetic dermatology, family medicine, and possibly something in internal medicine.

  • Dermatology 87% Personality Match
  • Medical Genetics 80% Personality Match
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 79% Personality Match
  • Internal Medicine 76% Personality Match
  • Radiology - Diagnostic 72% Personality Match
  • Internal Medicine - Hematology 71% Personality Match
  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism 71% Personality Match
  • Allergy and Immunology 71% Personality Match
  • Preventative Medicine - Public Health and General 70% Personality Match
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 70% Personality Match
  • Psychiatry 69% Personality Match
  • Pathology 67% Personality Match
  • Neurology 67% Personality Match
  • Anesthesiology 67% Personality Match
  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 66% Personality Match
  • Pediatrics 64% Personality Match
  • Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases 63% Personality Match
  • Preventative Medicine - Occupational 63% Personality Match
  • Interventional Radiology 62% Personality Match
  • Emergency Medicine 62% Personality Match
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease 61% Personality Match
  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology 60% Personality Match
  • Ophthalmology 60% Personality Match
  • Neurological Surgery 60% Personality Match
  • Internal Medicine - Nephrology 59% Personality Match
  • Radiology - Radiation Oncology 59% Personality Match
  • Family Medicine 57% Personality Match
  • Preventative Medicine - Aerospace 57% Personality Match
  • Nuclear Medicine 55% Personality Match
  • Plastic Surgery 54% Personality Match
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 54% Personality Match
  • Thoracic Surgery 53% Personality Match
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery 52% Personality Match
  • Surgery - General 50% Personality Match
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology 49% Personality Match
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology 45% Personality Match
  • Urology 42% Personality Match
  • Orthopaedic Surgery 42% Personality Match
 

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Just FYI:

You are supposed to take the quiz making minimizing or maximizing every slider. There aren't supposed to be any slider answers between 1-9.

You're welcome!
 
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Psychiatry 95% Personality Match
Allergy and Immunology 94% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 93% Personality Match
Internal Medicine 91% Personality Match
Radiology - Diagnostic 87% Personality Match
Obstetrics and Gynecology 87% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology 86% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Hematology 86% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism 86% Personality Match
Medical Genetics 86% Personality Match
Radiology - Radiation Oncology 85% Personality Match
Preventative Medicine - Public Health and General 85% Personality Match
Pediatrics 85% Personality Match
Preventative Medicine - Occupational 85% Personality Match
Emergency Medicine 85% Personality Match
Dermatology 85% Personality Match
Preventative Medicine - Aerospace 85% Personality Match
Neurology 84% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Nephrology 83% Personality Match
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 79% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases 78% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease 77% Personality Match
Nuclear Medicine 77% Personality Match
Pathology 76% Personality Match
Colon and Rectal Surgery 76% Personality Match
Anesthesiology 76% Personality Match
Orthopaedic Surgery 75% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 72% Personality Match
Interventional Radiology 70% Personality Match
Ophthalmology 69% Personality Match
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 68% Personality Match
Urology 67% Personality Match
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 66% Personality Match
Thoracic Surgery 60% Personality Match
Surgery - General 60% Personality Match
Plastic Surgery 60% Personality Match
Neurological Surgery 60% Personality Match
Family Medicine 50%

I don't agree with this list... The specialties I'm most interested in are cards, medical genetics, anesthesiology, and oncology. I don't like psychiatry, OB/GYN, or general IM. I don't wanna deal with crazy ppl all day! bad quiz
 
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