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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Pretty POHA, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. Pretty POHA

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    hahah it ranked me as high on all the surgical fields and low on family practice and peds. i guess it's right. nice test, kinda long though.
     
  4. bootz

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    I got Peds. I'd say that it was right on target! Wow.
     
  5. Jon Davis

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    1 nuclear med 49
    2 pulmonology 48
    3 endocrinology 48
    4 general internal med 48
    5 allergy & immunology 48
    6 obstetrics/gynecology 48
    7 emergency med 47
    8 cardiology 47
    9 nephrology 47
    10 med oncology 47

    Cardiology is my main interest. Never thought about nuclear medicine. I matched for a bunch of hard specialties. Interesting.
     
  6. Doctor Bagel

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    i just took it, and it told me i should be a dermatologist. umm, that's not likely to happen, so oh well. pm&r was #2, which is on my high list. pediatrics was #3, which i have zero interest in because i really don't dig kids. in fact, the only truly primary care field that appeals to me in im because you don't treat kids. radiology is #4, which also makes no sense because my one really consistent response is that i like working with people and human interaction -- you don't really do that as a radiologist, do you? the other ones in my top 15 that i'm actually considering are rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, ob/gyn and psych. overall, psych is what's most appealing to me now, but it's only 12 on my list, so what do i know. :)

    actually, i really don't know anything as a lowly premed and am willing to concede that.

    anyway, here's my list. as you can tell, procedural and technology stuff is not my thing.

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

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    I'm not a big fan of this test since the questions are goofy and there isn't a question that I really answered 1 on therefore the spectrum is pretty small.

    Bolded are my main interests:

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

    Rank Specialty Score
    1 psychiatry 41
    2 preventive med 40
    3 thoracic surgery 39
    4 radiology 39
    5 occupational med 38
    6 aerospace med 38
    7 rheumatology 38
    8 plastic surgery 37
    9 general surgery 36
    10 urology 33
    11 neurology 32
    12 nephrology 32
    13 hematology 32
    14 pulmonology 31
    15 infectious disease 30
    16 anesthesiology 30
    17 radiation oncology 30
    18 ophthalmology 30
    19 endocrinology 29
    20 pathology 26
    21 orthopaedic surgery 25
    22 nuclear med 25
    23 otolaryngology 24
    24 med oncology 24
    25 allergy & immunology 23
    26 colon & rectal surgery 22
    27 neurosurgery 21
    28 physical med & rehabilitation 21
    29 obstetrics/gynecology 16
    30 gastroenterology 16
    31 cardiology 13
    32 dermatology 12
    33 general internal med 11
    34 pediatrics 11
    35 family practice 10
    36 emergency med 6
    My main interests are in Nephrology, Psychiatry, Preventative Med, and Radiology. But there's no epidemiology on the test. Boooo! The interesting thing to me is that I have no interest in Emergency Med, Family Practice, Pediatrics and General Internal Med.
    I think all this test does is prove that my ability to answer questions that gauge my personality is consistent with what I say. But still, thanks for posting it.
     
  9. princessd3

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    1 pathology 49
    2 occupational med 48
    3 hematology 48
    4 radiation oncology 48
    5 pulmonology 46
    6 radiology 46
    7 nuclear med 46
    8 neurology 46
    9 otolaryngology 45
    10 thoracic surgery 45
    11 general surgery 44
    12 preventive med 44
    13 orthopaedic surgery 44
    14 physical med & rehabilitation 44
    15 nephrology 44
    16 rheumatology 44
    17 endocrinology 44
    18 colon & rectal surgery 44
    19 anesthesiology 44
    20 allergy & immunology 43
    21 dermatology 43
    22 general internal med 43
    23 plastic surgery 43
    24 neurosurgery 43
    25 ophthalmology 43
    26 obstetrics/gynecology 42
    27 gastroenterology 42
    28 med oncology 42
    29 infectious disease 41
    30 cardiology 41
    31 pediatrics 40
    32 urology 40
    33 psychiatry 40
    34 emergency med 39
    35 aerospace med 38
    36 family practice 31

    Pathology...hmmm...never thought about that but who knows. I am interested in surgery, I see it was pretty high on the list.
     
  10. crazy_cavalier

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    Mine refuses to load. I think I broke it :oops:

    Why is it some of the questions were repeated oodles of times? I wonder if it keeps track of how consistent you are. "I like decision making" - strongly agree. 3 minutes later, strongly disagree. 3 minutes later, neutral.
     
  11. DrBowtie

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    I think thats how they try to make it accurate.

    I think why my scores even for my lowest are because I basically used 3,4,5. That has to be some human flaw of not wanting to rate something a 1.
     
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    1. Emergency Medicine (42)
    2. Pathology (42)
     
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    Well, Brett, I hope you didn't keep giving yourself high scores for being decisive if you refused to rate something a 1.
     
  14. tulane06

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


    The ones in bold are my main interests, the ones in italics are the ones I would never consider, and the underlined ones are ones I will look into further.

    1 pathology 50
    2 neurology 50
    3 neurosurgery 49
    4 thoracic surgery 49
    5 plastic surgery 49
    6 allergy & immunology 49
    7 gastroenterology 48
    8 general surgery 48
    9 radiology 48
    10 physical med & rehabilitation 47
    11 occupational med 47
    12 otolaryngology 47
    13 pulmonology 47
    14 nephrology 47
    15 hematology 47
    16 emergency med 47
    17 orthopaedic surgery 46
    18 ophthalmology 46
    19 rheumatology 46
    20 nuclear med 46
    21 urology 45
    22 dermatology 45
    23 endocrinology 45
    24 cardiology 45
    25 infectious disease 44
    26 obstetrics/gynecology 44
    27 aerospace med 44
    28 psychiatry 43
    29 preventive med 43
    30 general internal med 43
    31 colon & rectal surgery 43
    32 anesthesiology 43
    33 radiation oncology 43
    34 pediatrics 42
    35 med oncology 41
    36 family practice 38
     
  16. tacrum43

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

    I'm not sure how accurate that test is, guess I'll have to wait and see what I end up doing. I don't want to do surgery though, so I'm not sure why that came up so frequently.

    Emergency medicine, anesthesiology, psychiatry, hematology, med oncology, endocrinology, infectious disease, pediatrics and allergy/immuno are all interests of mine. I'm keeping my options open, okay ? :)
     
  17. Ithilia

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    I was super impressed by this test. Granted, my top score was kind of interesting, I never really thought about ophthalmology before! But the next three were pretty much the only ones I have actually considered at this point! Emergency medicine, ENT, and anesthesiology!
    Pretty cool. :thumbup:
     
  18. MDCali

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    I'm seriously interested in the bold ones. And I'm SO going to learn more about aerospace med!!!

    1 aerospace med 49
    2 allergy & immunology 49
    3 general internal med 48
    4 emergency med 48
    5 pulmonology 48
    6 hematology 48
    7 ophthalmology 48
    8 plastic surgery 47
    9 psychiatry 47
    10 preventive med 47
    11 pediatrics 47
    12 anesthesiology 47
    13 radiology 46
    14 dermatology 46
    15 nephrology 46
    16 occupational med 46
    17 urology 46
    18 thoracic surgery 46
    19 nuclear med 46
    20 neurology 46
    21 neurosurgery 46
    22 rheumatology 44
    23 physical med & rehabilitation 44
    24 pathology 44
    25 otolaryngology 44
    26 colon & rectal surgery 44
    27 radiation oncology 44
    28 med oncology 43
    29 gastroenterology 43
    30 obstetrics/gynecology 43
    31 general surgery 42
    32 endocrinology 41
    33 infectious disease 41
    34 orthopaedic surgery 40
    35 cardiology 39
    36 family practice 38
     
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    The two I'm interested in most, general internal medicine and dermatology, tied for #1 on my test. Awesome.
     
  20. Dixie06

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    Well that was fun. Here's my list. I bolded what I am seriously interested in.

    1 radiation oncology 43
    2 ophthalmology 42
    3 general surgery 41
    4 hematology 41
    5 dermatology 41
    6 rheumatology 40
    7 gastroenterology 39
    8 med oncology 39
    9 urology 39
    10 thoracic surgery 38
    11 otolaryngology 38
    12 plastic surgery 38
    13 neurosurgery 38
    14 pulmonology 37
    15 nephrology 37
    16 emergency med 37
    17 anesthesiology 37
    18 physical med & rehabilitation 37
    19 occupational med 36
    20 colon & rectal surgery 36
    21 allergy & immunology 35
    22 infectious disease 35
    23 aerospace med 35
    24 pediatrics 35
    25 family practice 34
    26 neurology 34
    27 endocrinology 34
    28 cardiology 33
    29 orthopaedic surgery 33
    30 obstetrics/gynecology 33
    31 nuclear med 32
    32 radiology 32
    33 general internal med 32
    34 psychiatry 31
    35 pathology 31
    36 preventive med 28
     
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    1 general surgery 44
    2 thoracic surgery 43
    3 radiology 42
    4 urology 41
    5 aerospace med 29
    6 plastic surgery 28
    7 ophthalmology 27
    8 orthopaedic surgery 26
    9 colon & rectal surgery 26
    10 anesthesiology 25
    11 pulmonology 23
    12 nephrology 23
    13 otolaryngology 22
    14 infectious disease 21
    15 radiation oncology 21
    16 gastroenterology 18
    17 neurology 18
    18 neurosurgery 18
    19 obstetrics/gynecology 17
    20 nuclear med 17
    21 endocrinology 17
    22 hematology 17
    23 cardiology 14
    24 allergy & immunology 13
    25 pathology 13
    26 psychiatry 13
    27 pediatrics 12
    28 rheumatology 12
    29 dermatology 12
    30 med oncology 12
    31 family practice 9
    32 preventive med 9
    33 occupational med 9
    34 physical med & rehabilitation 9
    35 emergency med 5
    36 general internal med 5
     
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    apparently i am destined to become a urologist. this seems accurate seeing as how i looooooove urine!
     
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    Bolded my first choices.....nice!!!!!!!

    Rank Specialty Score
    1 thoracic surgery 49
    2 general surgery 49
    3 physical med & rehabilitation 49
    4 pulmonology 49
    5 hematology 49
    6 nephrology 48
    7 pathology 48
    8 neurology 47
    9 neurosurgery 47
    10 rheumatology 47
    11 occupational med 47
    12 med oncology 47
    13 infectious disease 47
    14 endocrinology 46
    15 nuclear med 46
    16 aerospace med 46
    17 plastic surgery 46
    18 radiation oncology 46
    19 psychiatry 45
    20 preventive med 45
    21 obstetrics/gynecology 45
    22 otolaryngology 45
    23 general internal med 45
    24 colon & rectal surgery 45
    25 allergy & immunology 45
    26 anesthesiology 44
    27 gastroenterology 44
    28 orthopaedic surgery 44
    29 pediatrics 44
    30 ophthalmology 43
    31 cardiology 43
    32 dermatology 43
    33 emergency med 42
    34 radiology 42
    35 family practice 41
    36 urology 40
     
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    1 radiology 43
    2 psychiatry 43
    3 neurosurgery 41
    4 gastroenterology 39
    5 endocrinology 39
    6 allergy & immunology 39
    7 physical med & rehabilitation 39
    8 pediatrics 38
    9 nuclear med 38
    10 neurology 38
    11 preventive med 38
    12 aerospace med 38
    13 dermatology 38
    14 hematology 38
    15 general internal med 37
    16 radiation oncology 37
    17 med oncology 37
    18 pulmonology 36
    19 anesthesiology 36
    20 infectious disease 35
    21 cardiology 35
    22 plastic surgery 35
    23 urology 35
    24 ophthalmology 35
    25 thoracic surgery 34
    26 occupational med 34
    27 rheumatology 34
    28 colon & rectal surgery 34
    29 obstetrics/gynecology 33
    30 otolaryngology 33
    31 orthopaedic surgery 33
    32 pathology 32
    33 general surgery 32
    34 nephrology 32
    35 emergency med 31
    36 family practice 28
     
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    Hmm...bolded are the ones I'm interested in

    1 gastroenterology 43
    2 dermatology 43
    3 anesthesiology 42
    4 radiology 42
    5 nuclear med 42

    6 rheumatology 41
    7 occupational med 40
    8 pediatrics 40
    9 pathology 40
    10 radiation oncology 40

    11 endocrinology 39
    12 neurology 39
    13 pulmonology 38
    14 nephrology 38
    15 psychiatry 38
    16 urology 38
    17 cardiology 38
    18 general internal med 38
    19 allergy & immunology 38
    20 colon & rectal surgery 38
    21 infectious disease 37
    22 otolaryngology 37
    23 preventive med 36
    24 med oncology 36
    25 hematology 36
    26 physical med & rehabilitation 36
    27 emergency med 35
    28 neurosurgery 35
    29 thoracic surgery 35
    30 orthopaedic surgery 35
    31 ophthalmology 35
    32 obstetrics/gynecology 35
    33 aerospace med 34
    34 plastic surgery 33
    35 general surgery 33
    36 family practice 30
     
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    Man! I got up to question #115, and then the site times out or something! It started me back at #1. Screw this test. (for now)
     
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    Bolded are my main interests

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

    i'm happy with my top 5

    1 occupational med 44
    2 radiation oncology 43
    3 thoracic surgery 42
    4 pathology 40
    5 preventive med 39 :thumbup:
     
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    totally random... i have no desire to do either gastro or emerg. or derm for that matter. and apparently there is surgery in my future. also odd.

    ah well, now all i have to do is get into med school :rolleyes:

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    1 gastroenterology 47
    2 emergency med 47
    3 dermatology 46
    4 urology 45
    5 radiology 44
    6 pediatrics 44
    7 orthopaedic surgery 44
    8 ophthalmology 43
    9 nephrology 43
    10 med oncology 42
    11 colon & rectal surgery 42
    12 obstetrics/gynecology 42
    13 neurosurgery 42
    14 aerospace med 42
    15 psychiatry 41
    16 occupational med 41
    17 otolaryngology 41
    18 radiation oncology 41
    19 infectious disease 41
    20 hematology 40
    21 endocrinology 40
    22 general internal med 40
    23 allergy & immunology 40
    24 preventive med 40
    25 thoracic surgery 40
    26 general surgery 39
    27 plastic surgery 39
    28 rheumatology 39
    29 pulmonology 39
    30 anesthesiology 39
    31 cardiology 39
    32 physical med & rehabilitation 37
    33 nuclear med 36
    34 neurology 36
    35 family practice 36
    36 pathology 31
     
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    Interests are bolded...

    1 radiology 48
    2 endocrinology 48
    3 dermatology 48
    4 allergy & immunology 48
    5 cardiology 46
    6 general internal med 46
    7 pathology 46
    8 ophthalmology 46
    9 nuclear med 46
    10 neurology 46

    11 urology 44
    12 plastic surgery 44
    13 physical med & rehabilitation 44
    14 gastroenterology 44
    15 anesthesiology 44
    16 pediatrics 42
    17 psychiatry 42
    18 neurosurgery 42
     
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    Weird... my dad is a urologist and i want to do GI or emergency med. i used to want to do cardiology/preventive med (all the way at the bottom).
    -mota

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    1 urology 44
    2 nuclear med 44
    3 gastroenterology 44
    4 emergency med 43
    5 allergy & immunology 43
    6 ophthalmology 43
    7 radiology 43
    8 plastic surgery 42
    9 pediatrics 42
    10 neurology 42
    11 dermatology 42
    12 anesthesiology 42
    13 general internal med 42
    14 neurosurgery 41
    15 pathology 41
    16 psychiatry 41
    17 aerospace med 40
    18 obstetrics/gynecology 40
    19 endocrinology 40
    20 nephrology 40
    21 med oncology 39
    22 orthopaedic surgery 39
    23 pulmonology 39
    24 colon & rectal surgery 39
    25 radiation oncology 39
    26 occupational med 39
    27 physical med & rehabilitation 38
    28 thoracic surgery 38
    29 otolaryngology 38
    30 rheumatology 38
    31 family practice 38
    32 hematology 37
    33 general surgery 37
    34 infectious disease 36
    35 cardiology 35
    36 preventive med
     
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    I don't think this test was particularly helpful; like Brett, my spread is pretty small. What the heck is "aerospace med?" And how does one go about specializing in it? :smuggrin:

    Rank Specialty Score
    1 psychiatry 45
    2 occupational med 45
    3 physical med & rehabilitation 45
    4 pathology 45
    5 nuclear med 44
    6 aerospace med 44
    7 preventive med 44
    8 nephrology 44
    9 neurosurgery 43
    10 rheumatology 43
    11 infectious disease 43
    12 hematology 43
    13 radiology 43
    14 allergy & immunology 43
    15 thoracic surgery 42
    16 neurology 42
    17 pulmonology 42
    18 cardiology 42
    19 general internal med 42
    20 dermatology 42
    21 med oncology 41
    22 gastroenterology 41
    23 radiation oncology 41
    24 endocrinology 40
    25 family practice 40
    26 pediatrics 40
    27 urology 40
    28 general surgery 39
    29 plastic surgery 39
    30 orthopaedic surgery 39
    31 emergency med 39
    32 obstetrics/gynecology 39
    33 anesthesiology 39
    34 otolaryngology 38
    35 ophthalmology 37
    36 colon & rectal surgery 37
     
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    Interesting. So I wonder why my top two were Psychiatry and Psychiatry. Thought that it was pecular, though I do want to go into Psychiatry (forensic), but to have the top two both be Psychiatry? I think that it may be trying to tell me something. Either that or I'm hallucinating.
     
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    1 neurosurgery 50
    2 pulmonology 49
    3 thoracic surgery 49
    4 plastic surgery 48
    5 pathology 46
    6 nuclear med 46
    7 urology 46
    8 nephrology 46
    9 infectious disease 46
    10 allergy & immunology 46
    11 cardiology 45
    12 family practice 45
    13 obstetrics/gynecology 45
    14 general surgery 45
    15 orthopaedic surgery 45
    16 neurology 44
    17 physical med & rehabilitation 44
    18 radiology 44
    19 aerospace med 44
    20 preventive med 43
    21 occupational med 43
    22 otolaryngology 43
    23 ophthalmology 43
    24 endocrinology 43
    25 emergency med 43
    26 dermatology 42
    27 general internal med 42
    28 pediatrics 42
    29 psychiatry 41
    30 hematology 41
    31 anesthesiology 41
    32 rheumatology 40
    33 radiation oncology 40
    34 colon & rectal surgery 39
    35 med oncology 39
    36 gastroenterology 39
     
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    For that one, my best matches were:
    1-Dermatology
    2-Radiation Oncology
    3-Emergency Medicine
    4-Plastic Surgery
    5-PM&R
    6-Ophthmalology
    7-FP
    8-ENT
    9-Pulmonary/CCM
    10-Orthopedics


    Just for fun, I reset it and based the results on totally selfish reasons (money, free time, etc) and the top 10 were:
    1- Dermatology
    2- Radiation oncology
    3- PM&R
    4- Pathology
    5- Allergy and Immunology
    6- Preventive Medicine
    7- Opthalmology
    8- Radiology-Diagnostic
    9- Psychiatry
    10- ENT
     
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    Yea, not a good test. No rhyme or reason with my choices below. The ones I'm interested in are

    4 neurosurgery 43
    15 neurology 40
    16 preventive med 40
    20 otolaryngology 39
    24 cardiology 37
    25 emergency med 37
    26 orthopaedic surgery 37
    27 pediatrics 36
     
  38. Doctor Bagel

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    This is awful. Apparently I made a terrible mistake thirty years ago. I must have been unhappy the whole time and I never realized it. :eek:

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

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    I got aerospace med as my numero uno. My theory is, I was deemed capable of taking care of the world's healthiest people.
     
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    You have R. Kelley's "Pee On You" song don't you.
     
  42. 1 psychiatry 41
    2 occupational med 41
    3 physical med & rehabilitation 41
    4 rheumatology 41
    5 infectious disease 39
    6 general internal med 39
    7 allergy & immunology 37
    8 pulmonology 37
    9 nephrology 37
    10 pediatrics 37

    Bold = my interests.
     


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    I'm pleased to see that there are a great variety of results, rather than a typical list of high ranked specialties owing to some twisted commonality we have as chronic SDN'ers.

    Here are my results. I hope UW is not patrolling this thread.

    Recently I've definitely been considering primary care a lot more. (probably owing to all the research I've been doing for my interviews primary care schools) If I were to pick a surgical specialty though, my top choice would have been opthalmology--so it's good to know that this test is pretty accurate. I think urology and ophthalmology are at my top because I need have quick and positive results. Those two have great procedural outcomes!!! And I hear that being female gives you a step up in matching urology residencies!

    1 urology 47
    2 ophthalmology 45
    3 otolaryngology 43
    4 plastic surgery 43
    5 dermatology 43
    6 orthopaedic surgery 42
    7 general surgery 42
    8 radiation oncology 42
    9 colon & rectal surgery 41
    10 gastroenterology 41
    11 nuclear med 40
    12 cardiology 40
    13 hematology 40
    14 emergency med 40
    15 anesthesiology 39
    16 neurosurgery 39
    17 nephrology 39
    18 radiology 39
    19 thoracic surgery 39
    20 occupational med 39
    21 obstetrics/gynecology 38
    22 physical med & rehabilitation 37
    23 med oncology 37
    24 endocrinology 37
    25 allergy & immunology 37
    26 rheumatology 36
    27 pulmonology 35
    28 neurology 35
    29 aerospace med 35
    30 pediatrics 34
    31 infectious disease 34
    32 family practice 34
    33 pathology 33
    34 psychiatry 30
    35 preventive med 29
    36 general internal med 27
     
  45. MollyMalone

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    Interesting.

    Results from 1st test (interests bolded, things I'm fairly certain I'm not interested in italicized)
    1 med oncology
    2 hematology
    3 rheumatology
    4 general surgery
    5 physical med & rehabilitation
    6 radiation oncology
    7 psychiatry
    8 occupational med
    9 preventive med

    10 thoracic surgery
    11 plastic surgery

    12 infectious disease
    13 neurosurgery
    14 nephrology
    15 gastroenterology
    16 endocrinology
    17 emergency med
    18 aerospace med
    19 orthopaedic surgery
    20 general internal med
    21 ophthalmology
    22 obstetrics/gynecology
    23 pathology
    24 dermatology
    25 neurology
    26 pulmonology
    27 colon & rectal surgery
    28 otolaryngology
    29 pediatrics
    30 radiology
    31 family practice
    32 urology
    33 anesthesiology
    34 allergy & immunology
    35 cardiology
    36 nuclear med

    Results from 2nd test (in rank order):


    Medical Oncology
    Neurology
    Nephrology
    Neurological Suregery
    Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine
    Cardiology
    Vascular Surgery
    Gastroenterology
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Colon and Rectal Surgery
    Sports Medicine
    Radiation Oncology

    Hematology
    Child Neurology
    Plastic Surgery

    Urology
    Otolaryngology
    Pediatrics
    General Surgery
    Thoracic Surgery
    Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine

    Family Practice
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Infectious Diseases
    Ophthalmology
    Geriatric Medicine
    Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    Pediatric Surgery
    Internal Medicine
    Allergy and Immunology
    Rheumatology
    Medical Genetics
    Dermatology
    Psychiatry
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Vascular and Interventional Radiology

    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Anesthesiology
    Emergency Medicine
    Preventive Medicine
    Pathology
    Radiology - Diagnostic
     
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    woops, repeat post on accident
     
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    Why the hell does it keep asking the same questions over and over? Oh well, at least my current interests rank near the top!

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

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    It's interesting to try to figure out what you answered that made a certain specialty rank highly. I think all these tests wind up telling me that I should be an oncologist because I don't need positive/definite outcomes, I like to be hands on, and I'm very good at listening/communicating. Which is all well and good, but the test can't possibly know about my own family history with cancer and oncologists and why I'm not really interested in pursuing that field.
     
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    The data used for the test came from the book How to Chose a Medical Specialty by Anita Taylor. I just so happen to have a copy of this book (I know, thinking ahead). One section of the book has 4 page summaries of each specialty, the type of work invovled, average hours, compensation, etc. It also has survey reults, excerpts taken from people's responses to questions like "Why cardiology? What do you like the best, what do you like the least?" etc. There is also a section that lists the 10 things the respondents ranked highest. If you score each characteristic 1-5 and then total the score, then the specialty with the highest score is the one you are most interested in. The online test just computerizes the process (and repeats questions apparently). Since the cardiology page is open in my book here is an example . . .

    Cardiologists tend to:

    "Enjoy complex problem solving"
    "Have manual dexterity"
    "Be energetic"
    "Value independence highly"
    "Be willing to work long hours"
    "Be uncomfortable with poorly defined problems"
    "Be interested in people"
    "Like gadgets"
    "Become bored with repetitve activity"
    "Be serious and determined rather than easy going"

    Each specialty has a different set of characteristics listed, but this gives you an idea of the type of survey responses that were collected and then used to make the program from the website.
     

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