Narrowing My Career Differential

After having spent a bit of time in every rotation, I am beginning to have a better idea of what career paths interest me. This is important as the fourth year elective selection process begins.

  • Anaesthesiology
  • (Cardiac Surgery)
  • (Community Medicine/Public Health/Preventive Medicine)
  • Dermatology
  • (Diagnostic Radiology)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Rural Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • (Laboratory Medicine)
  • (Medical Genetics)
  • (Military Family Medicine)
  • (Adult Neurology)
  • (Paediatric Neurology)
  • (Neurosurgery)
  • (Nuclear Medicine)
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
  • (Plastic Surgery)
  • Psychiatry
  • (Radiation Oncology)
  • (Urology)

What once was not a major consideration for me, psychiatry has peaked my interest. There was something very enjoyable about the slow methodical pace and the time spent helping an individual. I will look into this more.

Surgery, though I leave on the list, is fading in my aspirations. It just is not offering the balance that I am looking for though I enjoy the procedural aspect of its craft.

I find myself further and further exploring the life of a general practice. I will need to spend more time in each to have a better impression. But my, how things change!

Disclaimer: The specialties in parenthesis and italicized are those that I have not had experience with. To that end, I cannot comment if these specialties will appeal to me and will not cross them out just yet. The full list is a representation of all Canadian medical residency programs.

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  5. cellularrehab said: I finished residency in psychiatry in 2010. I have enjoyed this career choice so much! If you ever have any questions about life as a psychiatrist outside of the academic setting (very different from “real” world) please message me! Good luck!
  6. thenext3years said: I’m sad that Radiology has not made an appearance here :(
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  8. doctorbone said: Be weary of psych. I really enjoyed my rotation and I love the laid back lifestyle I found that in practice it is mostly med management and quick visits. Most patients see therapists to really work through their problems.
  9. thepoisoneddart said: Would you say a lot of people end up doing a specialty they never even thought of?

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