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What type of doctor should my friend become? Emergency Medicine or Endocrinology? (Snowflake details inside)
posted by Wretch729 to Work & Money (8 answers total)
My friend is a 3rd year med student and is trying to plan what residency (and elective rotations) to apply to. She likes emergency medicine (ER) because of the problem solving involved. She also enjoys being the first line in diagnosis and the satisfaction of often seeing immediate results from your treatment. The flexible work hours (which would allow more time for family) are also a plus.
On the other hand, she is drawn to endocrinology because it also offers a lot of diagnostic puzzles and problem solving. It would also allow her to practice part time in primary care, specifically for a diabetes clinic (for which there is a big need). Endocrinology has also been her favorite topic intellectually through school.
So health care professionals of Metafilter, what say you? Any advice?