I'm a MS3 who's been reading this forum for a while now, and I really appreciate all the good advice (and entertainment) on these posts. I think everyone knows that derm has great hours, pay, etc. However, there aren't too many posts about the actual merits of the field itself. Heres some of the reasons why I'm thinking about derm: Outpatient pace Minor procedures Visible pathology Tangible results Work with both adults and children Continuity with a subset of your patients Relatively healthy patients who appreciate your help Variety - clinical vs procedural vs cosmetic Am I way off base here? Are these realistic expectations?