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what kind of doctor will you be?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by cheesypoofs, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. cheesypoofs

    cheesypoofs Member
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    Does anybody have the website where you answer a series of questions and it tells you what kind of specialty you would like go into. Thanks.
     
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  3. Mr. Rosewater

    Mr. Rosewater Senior Member
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    it's on the UVa med school site. you can probably hunt it down over there.
     
  4. D.R.D.

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    I dont know if I trust that thing, but it's interesting. Here's my results:

    Rank Specialty Score
    1 dermatology 49
    2 med oncology 46
    3 hematology 46
    4 occupational med 46
    5 general surgery 45
    6 otolaryngology 45
    7 orthopaedic surgery 45
    8 ophthalmology 45
    9 neurology 45
    10 rheumatology 45


    Pediatrics was #22 for me, and that's what I really would like to do.
     
  7. ken37

    ken37 Senior Member
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    I'm only 50 questions into the test, and already I've seen several questions come up more than once, or at least very similar questions.
     
  8. vwhan

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    Well at least the field I want to go into (ophthalmology) made the top 10.

    Rank Specialty Score
    1 dermatology 46
    2 nuclear med 45
    3 pediatrics 44
    4 gastroenterology 44
    5 rheumatology 43
    6 ophthalmology 43
     
  9. drlexygoat

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    What kind of doctor will I be? Hopefully one that doesn't kill too many patients.
     
  10. Benjo

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    wow--mine was pretty dead on, but, then again, my answers were probably guided by my expectations.
     
  11. Benjo

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    1 otolaryngology 47
    2 orthopaedic surgery 47
    3 neurosurgery 47
    4 pulmonology 47
    5 pathology 46
    6 general surgery 46
    7 urology 45
    8 rheumatology 45
    9 neurology 45
    10 cardiology 44
     
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    maybe its b/c you're going to UVa, and it only works for their students. :laugh:
     
  13. ken37

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    1 pathology 45
    2 nuclear med 45
    3 pulmonology 45
    4 infectious disease 44
    5 radiology 44
    6 preventive med 43
    7 occupational med 43
    8 physical med & rehabilitation 43
    9 hematology 43
    10 nephrology 43
     
  14. Catalyst

    Catalyst Enjoying Life
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    Interesting...

    1 radiology 49
    2 gastroenterology 48
    3 emergency med 48
    4 plastic surgery 47
    5 thoracic surgery 46
    6 dermatology 46
    7 med oncology 46
    8 allergy & immunology 45
    9 urology 45
    10 occupational med 45
    11 orthopaedic surgery 45
    12 ophthalmology 45
    13 obstetrics/gynecology 45

    I don't think this survey means much for those of us who aren't in medical school currently (radiology #1?!?!)... though it sounds like it's going to be a subspecialty for me (perhaps this was because I perceive myself as liking tangible results, doing procedures, making decisions, interacting closely with patients, and valuing my free time)... if these results hold true I better do well in medical school or I'm screwed
     
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    1 physical med & rehabilitation 47
    2 pediatrics 45
    3 obstetrics/gynecology 45
    4 occupational med 44
    5 nephrology 43

    My specialty of choice was #3, but I think I was answering the questions with ob/gyn in mind :rolleyes: The questions definitely repeated themselves several times over.
     
  16. closertofine

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    Yikes, the top specialties for me according to this test don't sound like things I'd really enjoy...one of my interests, neurology, was #12, but psychiatry wasn't even on there...and ob/gyn was last on this list, although I think I might enjoy it...uh oh... :p

    Rank Specialty Score
    1 radiology 42
    2 ophthalmology 42
    3 gastroenterology 42
    4 dermatology 41
    5 plastic surgery 41
    6 physical med & rehabilitation 40
    7 endocrinology 40
    8 rheumatology 40
    9 pulmonology 39
    10 allergy & immunology 39
    11 pathology 39
    12 neurology 39
     
  17. 10minutes

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    Here is mine

    1 hematology 44
    2 allergy & immunology 43
    3 radiology 43
    4 psychiatry 43
    5 pathology 43
    6 nuclear med 43
    7 neurology 42
    8 rheumatology 42
    9 physical med & rehabilitation 42
    10 infectious disease 42
    11 radiation oncology 41

    I do have interest in radiology.
     
  18. Celestron2000

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    1 physical med & rehabilitation 43
    2 rheumatology 43
    3 hematology 43
    4 dermatology 43
    5 radiation oncology 42
    6 general internal med 42
    7 endocrinology 42
    8 med oncology 42
    9 radiology 42
    10 psychiatry 41


    I hadn't even considered many of these. Rheumatology could be interesting. I had been leaning towards primary care and general internal made #6. I've also been considering Gerontology, but that was nowhere on my list... is it even an option?
    I'm not really sure what to make of this, but it seems like something to consider when choosing elective rounds. :)
     
  19. exgatr

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    1 general internal med 43
    2 aerospace med 42
    3 neurology 42
    4 gastroenterology 41
    5 endocrinology 40
    6 cardiology 40

    Hmm, I think #2 is kinda unique and could be really interesting
     
  20. donnyfire

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    wow. These are all things I've been considering, except for radiology.
    But like benjo said, these could well be the result of my expectations.
    Interesting, though.

    1 emergency med 49
    2 radiology 46
    3 general surgery 45
    4 pulmonology 45
    5 neurosurgery 44
    6 anesthesiology 44
    7 ophthalmology 44
    8 otolaryngology 44
    9 urology 44
    10 thoracic surgery 43
    11 orthopaedic surgery 43
     
  21. Pink_Armadillo

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    1 psychiatry 41
    2 pediatrics 39
    3 gastroenterology 38
    4 neurology 36
    5 hematology 36
    6 general internal medicine 35
    7 pathology 35
    8 physical med and rehabilitation
    9 radiology
    10 general surgery
    11 family practice
    12 endocrinology

    Well, at least neurology, psychiatric and pediatrics are in the top five. Gastroenterology, endocrinology and physical med sound interesting too--but the others (family practice, surgery, radiology) I'm not nterested in.

    As for the bottom....

    66 emergency med 24
    67 nephrology 24
    68 orthopaedic surgery 24
    69 otolaryngology 24
    70 cardiology
    71 anesthesiolgy
    72 pulmonology 22
     
  22. underAchiever

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    That was a long test! Looks like I am the only one going to be in placenta up to my elbows all day...
    ob/gyn 45
     
  23. G_Eagle

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    1 thoracic surgery 40
    2 pathology 40
    3 gastroenterology 40
    4 emergency med 40
    5 colon & rectal surgery 39
    6 plastic surgery 39
    7 urology 39
    8 radiation oncology 39
    9 occupational med 38
    10 obstetrics/gynecology 38


    Bottom:
    32 dermatology 34
    33 family practice 34
    34 cardiology 32
    35 general internal med 32
    36 psychiatry 32

    Of course, I noticed that the range between the numbers isn't very high. I guess that means I might be interested in everything!
     
  24. ddmo

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    1 otolaryngology 48
    2 pulmonology 48
    3 pathology 46
    4 ophthalmology 45
    5 thoracic surgery 45


    Pathology, damn, that's the last thing I want to do.
     
  25. kilroth

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    1. Emergency med

    How did it know!? Now I am definitely set on it haha. Interestingly all of the oncology/radiologies came thereafter.
     
  26. DrWuStar

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    1 dermatology 46
    2 general internal med 42
    3 rheumatology 42
    4 psychiatry 42
    5 ophthalmology 42
    6 occupational med 41
    7 radiology 41
    8 neurology 41
    9 med oncology 41
    10 hematology 41


    not too shabby. i've been thinking lately about derm or psych. of course the other specialty i am most attracted to is ob/gyn, and that was dead last on my list. we'll see...
     
  27. JohnHolmes

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    1. Radiology
    2. Dermatology
    3. Nuclear Medicine
    4. Emergency Medicine
    5. Aerospace Medicine
    6. Gasteroenterology

    Warning: I should stay away from: surgical specialties, primary care, and most "medicine" fellowships.

    JH
     

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