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Which medical speciality has the best ratio between how wast and deep it is?

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Hope this isnt a bad forum, atleast not somehow extremely bad.
Now to the question, maybe it is caused by lack of info but I do have a feeling that with med speciality you can go either really deep on a small scale or you have a broad but not so deep playfield.

This question can be something equal to whos the smartest doc in the hospital. Or which speciality has the biggest chance to be the go to guy when noone else know.
But I sense that asking for smarts is not good since every speciality can have uts geniuses geniunely interested in it.

My question asks specific type of smart doctor the one with the broadest yet deepest possible knowledge. Jack of all trades but master of them too.

Hopefully I made myself atleast a bit clear. Thanks to anyone answering me :)
 

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Hmmm maybe radiologist? Lol I don't really know but they seem to know a lot of everything from the ones I've shadowed. Or maybe they just seemed smarter because I couldn't follow a lot of what they were doing since the images were just a bunch of blobs to me.
 
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Hope this isnt a bad forum, atleast not somehow extremely bad.
Now to the question, maybe it is caused by lack of info but I do have a feeling that with med speciality you can go either really deep on a small scale or you have a broad but not so deep playfield.

This question can be something equal to whos the smartest doc in the hospital. Or which speciality has the biggest chance to be the go to guy when noone else know.
But I sense that asking for smarts is not good since every speciality can have uts geniuses geniunely interested in it.

My question asks specific type of smart doctor the one with the broadest yet deepest possible knowledge. Jack of all trades but master of them too.

Hopefully I made myself atleast a bit clear. Thanks to anyone answering me :)

Specialized care is so fragmented that a specialist will never need to carry robust knowledge of other specialties to the extent that they'd be the only doctor needed to give superb care to a patient.

Hospitalists, EM, PCPs will be the ones that will have a wide array of knowledge, and the depth of their mastery will be completely dependent on need.

Medicine is way to expansive to be able to master all concepts. Plus, I wouldn't want a cardiologist calling the shots when a neurosurgeon is needed.
 

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I'd have to go with intensivist for jack of all trades. They manage all of what's involved with being critically ill and all the sequelae of said critical illnesses which include just about every body system. I really only see ours consult others when it's clear a patient needs surgery, is pregnant, needs dialysis, pukes and/or poops blood, is having an AMI, or develops a brain bleed.

Don't know if it's normal, but most of the ones I work with are also boarded in lots of things - just about everyone is pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, but I've also worked with someone who's pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and cards.
 

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Radiologists used to be known as the doctor's doctor. They often have a deep understanding of the anatomy pathophysiology behind diseases.
 
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Your bio says "recently started med school"- care to explain?
 

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pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine

This is common. Pulmonary and critical care are usually done concurrently as a combined fellowship. Most people don’t do one or the other. And sleep medicine is something that naturally comes from pulm, so it’s not uncommon to see people get that extra training.
 
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Pulmonary and critical care are usually done concurrently as a combined fellowship
Critical care can also be done as an EM fellowship

My question asks specific type of smart doctor the one with the broadest yet deepest possible knowledge. Jack of all trades but master of them too.
I can diagnose your AAA, but I'd prefer to let a highly trained vascular surgeon fix it..... The root of your question is stupid.
 
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neurosurgery -- know brain, spine, heart, extremities and operate
 
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The question doesn’t have an answer in this day and age of specialized medicine, and good thing too because there simply is too much to know and it wouldn’t be possible for someone to do what you’re describing and still be an effective doctor. Who the “go to” doc is completely depends on the field. Even the “go to” docs consult each other all the time on different things.
 
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neurosurgery -- know brain, spine, heart, extremities and operate

It is amazing how diverse neurosurgery can be, DBS/epilepsy surgery/pediatrics/oncology/trauma/vascular/nerve

OP, I was going to say neurology. Half of med students don't even have to do a neurology rotation, it's one of those hidden fields. Most people's exposure to it is stroke, and that gets boring hella fast. All of those strange interesting syndromes, the anatomy and radiology, the clinical presentations etc. Neurology really is a medicine subspecialty but for historic reasons is its own residency.
 
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