specialty breakdown

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i have a friend of mine who is a statistic fanatic. He has tried to use #'s to decide what area of specialty to enter.
some of the variable are as follow:
1. The number of hrs the avg physician in that area of medicine works
2. the # of yrs that you do residency
3. The PAY(of course)
4. malpractice insurance

others include:
A.#'s of hot nurses
B. chances that he might work w/Dr. foxy
C. How much enjoyment the job brings w/it
-in that order
Seems that the best pay was the cardiovascular surgeon, least hrs was nuclear medicine(whatever that means), and least malpractice is couch potato

Do you guys runs stats and theorize what you might do later in life??
There just hasn't been too many interesting post lately.
where is everyone at...spring break?

Doctora Foxy

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I don't think you should use statistics for this purpose unless you are choosing a specialty that'll make you richer than all the rich doctors. It is just too much of a qualitative thing to judge in this manner!

Although I do like some of your criteria :wink:

~Dra. Foxy in disguise

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I tried using a numbers system when ranking residencies. I gave percentages to 7 different factors: location, teaching, call, benefits, etc. I filled out about half the places I interviewed at then abandoned it. I ended up ranking more with a general feel for the place. I've been kicking myself that I didn't apply to Florida since Dra. Foxy will likely be there next year. Oh well.


Whisker Barrel Cortex,
guess i gotta get into Florida also. So now i see how they are making U. of Florida and ivy league school.

i will tell my buddy to add those factors to the formula. i will post formula when completed


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As far as criteria #4: malpractice insurance, how do we find out how much the insurance cost is by specialty?
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