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Thought it would be interesting to make some rankings as to how I feel medical specialties are perceived by laymen

Top 3 Most Prestigious

1. Neurosurgeon - I guess the brain is cool and surgery is cool too?

2. Cardiologist - IDK why people get so excited about cardiologists tbh

3. Neurologist - I feel like people just love neuro- anything

Top 3 Least Prestigious

1. Psychiatry - "Wait... you have to go to med school to become a psychiatrist? I didn't even know they were doctors."

2. Ophthalmology - "Oh yeah my cousin is an optometrist too..."

3. PM & R - "Oh yeah my cousin is a physical therapist too..."

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Idk I think with shows like Friaser people tend to view phychaitry as more prestigious than it actually is.
 
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This is the point I usually go prove you are a troll, but honestly, it be like pushing a blind person down at this point.
Sorry man. I'm not trying to troll. Just bored I guess :(

I would delete this thread if I could... but I can't.
 
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You guys disparage this post, but I think that secretly you really care about "layman's prestige" :rolleyes:
 
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Layman reputation rankings are useless. They don't know that ENT, Optho, and Derm physicians were mostly at the top of their med school classes. They just think anything neuro or cardio related is uber prestigious.


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Being a layperson, I have the utmost respect for ophthalmologists....but my cousins are accountants.

Edit: grammar fail
 
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Lol you guys are ruthless.
 

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Idk I think with shows like Friaser people tend to view phychaitry as more prestigious than it actually is.
Frazier was a morning drive time radio psychiatrist, who used to hang out at a sports bar with a bunch of blue collar stiffs. Except for his minor celebrity status nobody considered him particularly prestigious.
 

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Basically anything where you wear scrubs. It doesn't matter what you do if you show up to family gatherings or public events in scrubs, everyone will think you are the shiz biz
 

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Brain surgery...it's not rocket science. Spoken as the daughter of a neurosurgeon and sister of a rocket scientist.
 
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Brain surgery...it's not rocket science. Spoken as the daughter of a neurosurgeon and sister of a rocket scientist.
"Rocket Science", eh it's soooo 1960's. Update to Nano Science...you know the ppl building cell sized cyborgs to rule the wor, I mean, assist surgeons, lol.
 

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Thought it would be interesting to make some rankings as to how I feel medical specialties are perceived by laymen

Top 3 Least Prestigious

1. Psychiatry - "Wait... you have to go to med school to become a psychiatrist? I didn't even know they were doctors."

2. Ophthalmology - "Oh yeah my cousin is an optometrist too..."

3. PM & R - "Oh yeah my cousin is a physical therapist too..."

Feel free to share your thoughts/layman's ranking
The laymen you know obviously have no idea of the extent to which psychiatrists save lives and can drastically improve the quality of life for those in their care.
 
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The laymen you know obviously have no idea of the extent to which psychiatrists save lives and can drastically improve the quality of life for those in their care.
I mean I agree. The reason I put that there was because sometimes I tell people I want to go to medical school. Then they inevitably ask me what specialty I want to pursue. When I tell them my interests (which include psychiatry) the response I get is usually what I posted. Feelskindabadman
 
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I mean I agree. The reason I put that there was because sometimes I tell people I want to go to medical school. Then they inevitably ask me what specialty I want to pursue. When I tell them my interests (which include psychiatry) the response I get is usually what I posted. Feelskindabadman
It's ok, I'm sure you manage to nimbly navigate those conversations. Ah hah. Ha ha ha. Ha. I made a funny.
 
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I mean I agree. The reason I put that there was because sometimes I tell people I want to go to medical school. Then they inevitably ask me what specialty I want to pursue. When I tell them my interests (which include psychiatry) the response I get is usually what I posted. Feelskindabadman
Sounds like a good chance to educate your audience.