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What Speciality are you Interested in?

Discussion in 'Underrepresented in Healthcare' started by DoctaJay, Apr 25, 2007.

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What specialty are you interested in?

  1. Anesthesiology

    44 vote(s)
    10.9%
  2. Dermatology

    21 vote(s)
    5.2%
  3. Diagnostic Radiology

    9 vote(s)
    2.2%
  4. Emergency Medicine

    39 vote(s)
    9.7%
  5. Family Practice

    24 vote(s)
    5.9%
  6. General Surgery

    18 vote(s)
    4.5%
  7. Internal Medicine

    40 vote(s)
    9.9%
  8. Neurology

    14 vote(s)
    3.5%
  9. Neurosurgery

    23 vote(s)
    5.7%
  10. Ob/Gyn

    23 vote(s)
    5.7%
  11. Ophthalmology

    11 vote(s)
    2.7%
  12. Orthopaedic Surgery

    22 vote(s)
    5.4%
  13. Otolaryngology

    3 vote(s)
    0.7%
  14. Pathology

    10 vote(s)
    2.5%
  15. Pediatrics

    25 vote(s)
    6.2%
  16. Physical Medicine

    4 vote(s)
    1.0%
  17. Plastic Surgery

    15 vote(s)
    3.7%
  18. Psychiatry

    16 vote(s)
    4.0%
  19. Radiation Oncology

    12 vote(s)
    3.0%
  20. Urology

    5 vote(s)
    1.2%
  21. Other (Please explain)

    26 vote(s)
    6.4%
  1. DoctaJay

    DoctaJay bone breaker
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    I was just wondering what specialty folks here are leaning towards? Of course this could definitely change over the course of time but its nice to see. I'm interested in General Surgery. If I have time, and if it will help on the mission field (probably not) I might want to do a fellowship in MIS.
     
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  3. MarzMD

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    Emergency Medicine. I want a job in the medical field, not a life that revolves around medicine.
     
  4. voltron77

    voltron77 4th year Medical Student

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    Family Medicine or Pediatrics;)
     
  5. raceblk

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    Pediatrics...possibly specializing in Infectious Diseases or Pulmonology.
     
  6. njbmd

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    Vascular Surgery by way of General Surgery.
     
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    I always loved working with my hands and also loved skeletons and muscle attachments even at a young age. By no means am I saying that I probably won't change my mind a thousand times while going throught rotations but right now, Ortho is where its at.
     
  8. WisePrincess227

    WisePrincess227 F.R.O.G.

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    Neonatology :cool: ... I have love for the little ones...
     
  9. jsnuka

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    I found something that may be of interest to you.

    http://www.map.org/site/PageServer?pagename=what_Medical_Fellowship

    What is "MIS"?:confused:
     
  10. DoctaJay

    DoctaJay bone breaker
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    MIS is Minimally Invavsive Surgery
     
  11. DropkickMurphy

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    Minimally invasive surgery.....oops, DoctaJay beat me to it.
     
  12. extremefocus

    extremefocus I'm on my way to the top

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    Flor the longest time I have been interested in pediatrics, now all of a sudden I think I might want to do psych... maybe I'll combine the two interests somehow
     
  13. jsnuka

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    Check out FREIDA (Fellowship and Residency Interactive Database). It is entirely possible to do what you are thinking about doing.
     
  14. youngnflyy

    youngnflyy Member

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    I'm interested in either general surgery or emergency medicine
     
  15. CubanDoc

    CubanDoc Moving to G'ville soon

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    Anesthesiology!!!!!!

    I love crossword puzzles and sudokus :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :banana: :banana: :lol: :lol:
     
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  17. aliziry

    aliziry Je suis le Roi de Rein

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    Pathology mates!!!!
     
  18. WitchDoctor

    WitchDoctor magical healer to be

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    Emergency Medicine!
    I've done lots of shadowing in this specialty and like that you see a wide range of problems every hour.
     
  19. Doula-2-OB

    Doula-2-OB Going in from the outside

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    Either family medicine with OB or OB/GYN. :love:
     
  20. Anesthesia all the way baby!!!! I am happy to see we finally have a subsection for Latinos and African-americans on SDN!!! Up until now many of us have had to scrape and scrap our way through medical school with little to no mentoring. We def need to set up more networking to increase the numbers of underrepresented physicians in the US. Anyone interested in medicine or anesthesiology espescially, feel free to PM me!!

    -Flaco
     
  21. Nice to see more people interested in Anesthesiology, Cuban Doc!! what med school are u at???

    -As my friend said it best...."I sit on my @$% and collect vitals!!" (much more to it than that but its a great depiction)
     
  22. UVABranch

    UVABranch one of 6000

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    I would LOVE to do ortho and be the team physician for the Eagles...but, with plastics I can make enough money to pay for my BA, MPH, BA (or psot bac), and MD and still do some "probono" work, like helping kids who can't afford care. I'm also considering EM or ped hem/onc.
     
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    Pathology..I would like to pursue a career in Forensic Pathology :)
     
  25. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting....
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    WisePrincess, you should PM OldBearProfessor and ask to join his Neonatology forum, especially if you might want to work in an academic setting. He's an academic neonatologist and really supportive of students.

    Flaco, are you going into private practice or academia?
     
  26. foreveryoung90

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    Ob/gyn or Psychiatry :p also somewhat considering Neonatology
     
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    Currently I am interesting in Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, but the intellectual challenge of Surgery intrigues me.
     
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    I am jealous of you acceptance to UF:). I hope to be there next year.
     
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    I would love to cut peoples heads open for a living!
     
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    Emergency Medicine:cool:
     
  32. icecoldalpha06

    icecoldalpha06 Striving For Success...

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    I like the fact that this field constantly keeps you on your toes and it requires quick thinking and leadership..and I believe I have both of those qualities...:thumbup:
     
  33. powerful_squib

    powerful_squib Snoop dogg resident

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    I can't decide between neurosurgery or orthopedic *sp surgery...
     
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    Currently I am interested in hematology/oncology...
     
  35. sernic

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    I've been saying Rad, but I'm really not sure
     
  36. Truth74

    Truth74 DVM

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    I'm interested in Theriogenology, which is OB/GYN for animals... sort of.
     
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    Academic Neurological Surgery.


    :)
     
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    Maternal-Fetal Medicine :D
     
  39. ATP Synthase

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    Family Pratice or Forensic Pathology:love:
     
  40. Angelyka

    Angelyka MissUnderstood Spoonie

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    Neonatalogy or pediatric psychiatry :)
     
  41. Sunflower12

    Sunflower12 continue for me...

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    OH YES, COUNT ME IN ON PATHOLOGY TOO!!!!
     
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    Anesthesiology, yup.
     
  43. PHD_2007

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    Internal Medicine- Cardiology hopefully (Academic Cardiology):love:
     
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    ME too! I'm so interested in neonatology :D Babies are much better than adults
     
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    i'm shocked that there isn't many of us here but count me in for NEUROLOGY!!
     
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    Internal medicine--> Cardiology for me
     
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    Child Psychiatry For The Win!:clap:

    ...so watch out crazy kids.:laugh:;)
     
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  49. mtd0130

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  50. BlackDr2b

    BlackDr2b JESUS DID IT, NOT ME!!!

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    Family Medicine- Sports Medicine. Maybe Orthopaedic Surgery.
     
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    At the moment...

    peds w/fellowship in neonatology, critical care, or pediatric EM

    I'm sure it will change
     

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