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What Speciality are you Interested in?

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

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 Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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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

    MarzMD 5+ Year Member

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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 7+ Year Member

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    Family Medicine or Pediatrics;)
     
  5. raceblk

    raceblk 2+ Year Member

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    Jan 29, 2007
    Pediatrics...possibly specializing in Infectious Diseases or Pulmonology.
     
  6. njbmd

    njbmd Guest Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Gone Walkabout!
    Vascular Surgery by way of General Surgery.
     
  7. socooltoo

    socooltoo 5+ Year Member

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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. 2+ Year Member

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

    jsnuka Senior Member Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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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 Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    MIS is Minimally Invavsive Surgery
     
  11. Minimally invasive surgery.....oops, DoctaJay beat me to it.
     
  12. extremefocus

    extremefocus I'm on my way to the top 2+ Year Member

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    Mar 12, 2007
    Cali
    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

    jsnuka Senior Member Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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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 5+ Year Member

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    Oct 31, 2005
    I'm interested in either general surgery or emergency medicine
     
  15. CubanDoc

    CubanDoc Moving to G'ville soon 2+ Year Member

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    Apr 23, 2006
    Miami, FL
    Anesthesiology!!!!!!

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

    aliziry Je suis le Roi de Rein 2+ Year Member

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    Apr 17, 2006
    Pathology mates!!!!
     
  17. WitchDoctor

    WitchDoctor magical healer to be 7+ Year Member

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    Sep 14, 2006
    Emergency Medicine!
    I've done lots of shadowing in this specialty and like that you see a wide range of problems every hour.
     
  18. Doula-2-OB

    Doula-2-OB Going in from the outside 2+ Year Member

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    Jun 3, 2006
    Kitsap County, WA
    Either family medicine with OB or OB/GYN. :love:
     
  19. 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
     
  20. 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)
     
  21. UVABranch

    UVABranch one of 6000 7+ Year Member

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    Nov 10, 2004
    Washington, DC
    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.
     
  22. DrChemistry

    DrChemistry 2+ Year Member

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    Jan 15, 2007
  23. platnymbit

    platnymbit

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    May 14, 2007
    Pathology..I would like to pursue a career in Forensic Pathology :)
     
  24. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting.... Administrator Physician PhD Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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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?
     
  25. foreveryoung90

    foreveryoung90

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    Ob/gyn or Psychiatry :p also somewhat considering Neonatology
     
  26. zippa

    zippa 7+ Year Member

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    Mar 18, 2007
    Currently I am interesting in Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, but the intellectual challenge of Surgery intrigues me.
     
  27. zippa

    zippa 7+ Year Member

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    Mar 18, 2007
    I am jealous of you acceptance to UF:). I hope to be there next year.
     
  28. lasolanegrita90

    lasolanegrita90

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  29. nyusilver

    nyusilver

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    May 28, 2007
    I would love to cut peoples heads open for a living!
     
  30. mljackson19

    mljackson19 2+ Year Member

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    Mar 28, 2007
    D/FW, TX
    Emergency Medicine:cool:
     
  31. icecoldalpha06

    icecoldalpha06 Striving For Success... 2+ Year Member

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    Dec 8, 2006
    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:
     
  32. powerful_squib

    powerful_squib Snoop dogg resident 2+ Year Member

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    Oct 17, 2006
    New Jersey
    I can't decide between neurosurgery or orthopedic *sp surgery...
     
  33. dancinRN1022

    dancinRN1022 2+ Year Member

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    Jun 27, 2007
    Currently I am interested in hematology/oncology...
     
  34. sernic

    sernic Member 7+ Year Member

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    May 17, 2004
    I've been saying Rad, but I'm really not sure
     
  35. Truth74

    Truth74 DVM 10+ Year Member

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    Aug 16, 2003
    Champaign Illinois
    I'm interested in Theriogenology, which is OB/GYN for animals... sort of.
     
  36. MSTPbound

    MSTPbound student Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

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    Oct 1, 2006
    Academic Neurological Surgery.


    :)
     
  37. caliprincess

    caliprincess 7+ Year Member

    Maternal-Fetal Medicine :D
     
  38. ATP Synthase

    ATP Synthase 2+ Year Member

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    Jan 4, 2007
    CA & NY
    Family Pratice or Forensic Pathology:love:
     
  39. Angelyka

    Angelyka MissUnderstood Spoonie 10+ Year Member

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    Mar 15, 2006
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    Neonatalogy or pediatric psychiatry :)
     
  40. Sunflower12

    Sunflower12 continue for me...

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    OH YES, COUNT ME IN ON PATHOLOGY TOO!!!!
     
  41. ericismyname

    ericismyname

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    Jul 13, 2007
    Anesthesiology, yup.
     
  42. PHD_2007

    PHD_2007 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Internal Medicine- Cardiology hopefully (Academic Cardiology):love:
     
  43. LadyJubilee8_18

    LadyJubilee8_18 7+ Year Member

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    ME too! I'm so interested in neonatology :D Babies are much better than adults
     
  44. InquisitiveDoc

    InquisitiveDoc 7+ Year Member

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    i'm shocked that there isn't many of us here but count me in for NEUROLOGY!!
     
  45. aaj117

    aaj117 7+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Internal medicine--> Cardiology for me
     
  46. !PsyChirurgus!

    !PsyChirurgus! 7+ Year Member

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    Child Psychiatry For The Win!:clap:

    ...so watch out crazy kids.:laugh:;)
     
  47. LovelyMD

    LovelyMD Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

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    May 21, 2007
    Internal Medicine, Cardiology
     
  48. mtd0130

    mtd0130 5+ Year Member

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    Apr 2, 2007
    Houston
    MDApps:
    neonatology
     
  49. BlackDr2b

    BlackDr2b JESUS DID IT, NOT ME!!! 5+ Year Member

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    Chocolate City!
    Family Medicine- Sports Medicine. Maybe Orthopaedic Surgery.
     
  50. flaahless

    flaahless 10+ Year Member

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    Internal Medicine ---> Infectious Disease
     
  51. QTCL13

    QTCL13 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    At the moment...

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

    I'm sure it will change
     

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