This thread is devoted to sparking debate about the various qualifications and personality traits of various specialties. I've chosen to break them down by difficulty. This is meant to be humorous so nobody is allowed to get pissed... Specialties: Derm, Ophtho, RadOnc, Plastics, NeuroSurg, maybe Ortho Qualifications: 260+, H in everything, Daddy donates 1 mil to hospital Traits: A strong desire to give back to the population, at no more than 40 hrs/wk, and serve those in need of Benzoyl Peroxide and fake knockers. Unless you're doing Onc, in which case you're more noble than I am. Specialties: ENT, Urology, Radiology, Anesthesia Qualifications: 240+, more H's than P's, A peculiar interest in doing odd things to people. Traits: Obsession with gas, boogers, penises and/or catheters; or a desire to spend long amounts of time in a dark room, alone. Specialties: OB/GYN, GenSurg, EM, Path, IM subspecialty Qualifications: 210-220+, some H's Traits: it's not necessary but probably helpful to be kind of a dork and/or @ss (except for ER in which case you'd get your @ss kicked). A desire for weird hours and gross patients, particularly for Path. Specialties: FP, IM, PM&R, Peds Qualifications: Pass Step 1 at some point in life, graduate, golf handicap of 4, likes goofy ties. Traits: Enjoys chronic care, diverse patient populations, and low pay. Either that or hide in the realm of academia and tout your specialty as the most caring of all. Unless you're PM&R in which case I don't know why you'd ever leave private practice.