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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.
 

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

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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
 

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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!

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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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BrettBatchelor said:
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.
Well, Brett, I hope you didn't keep giving yourself high scores for being decisive if you refused to rate something a 1.
 

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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
 

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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 ? :)
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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:

Rank Specialty Score
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

Rank Specialty Score
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:

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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
 

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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
 

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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:
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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apparently i am destined to become a urologist. this seems accurate seeing as how i looooooove urine!
You have R. Kelley's "Pee On You" song don't you.
 
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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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unfrozencaveman said:
I got aerospace med as my numero uno. My theory is, I was deemed capable of taking care of the world's healthiest people.


:laugh:
 

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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
 

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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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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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BrettBatchelor said:
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
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
 

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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