Crookshanks said:I want to know where each specialty is categorized, if under medicine or surgery? Could someone make a list for me? I'd appreciate it.
I think I'd move rad onc to the neither/both category. At my institution we do a lot of brachytherapy which is either started and completed in the OR or initiated in the OR with radioactive sources loaded at some later date post-op, but we are there to do the procedures, especially in head/neck, sarcomas, gyn and ophtho. Philosophically, rad onc is more akin surgery than medicine since medicine is primarily concerned about systemic disease and both radiation and surgery are concerned about local control of disease. But, then my roots were in surgery.AJM said:Or,
Medicine: don't cut
Seriously, I think I know what you're getting at. You're asking to break it down between who are the physicians and who are the surgeons (according to the traditional old-school breakdown). I'll try the major subspecialties below:
Surgeons: general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, plastics, ortho, neurosurg, vascular surg, ENT, urology, colorectal, Ob/Gyn
Physicians: internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonary, critical care, renal, ID, GI, oncology, hematology, rheumatology, neurology, PM&R, anesthesia, radiation oncology (these last four aren't medicine subspecialties, but they fall into the category of primarily being nonsurgeons).
Neither or both: dermatology, ophtho, radiology, nuclear medicine, pathology
Yours was an honest question. Not sure why you asked, but fair enough. I'll chime in with Radiology If you consider "minimally invasive surgery", "endovascular surgery", or "interventional" *anything* surgery, then radiology and cardiology (and very rarely neurology) would entail some form of "surgery." Good luck choosing, buddyCrookshanks said:Thank you for the clarification. I was confused about OB/GYN, EM, radiology and some others.......I guess that clearly gives away my pre-med status.
~Crookshanks (that's me getting a bath)
Please accept my apologies - I had mistakenly thought that my Smilie gave my response away as a gentle nudge that you need to be more specific (as I was obviously less than specific myself).Crookshanks said:Well, I guess I'm officially stupid, because that WAS an honest question. I guess just forget it.
Yes, that is what I was thinking about...jocg27 said:I can't say what was in the op's mind, exactly, but I can't say that I didn't think a little about the same question early on...
I've heard from a few people that when you start thinking about specialties you like and are interested, often the first split it comes down to is are you more towards the medicine end or the surgery end. If you don't know what falls under which, this advice sounds a bit cryptic...('aren't there more than two specialties? - what's closer to which end?'