How To Find The Right Medical Specialty

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How do I choose a medical specialty?

How To Find The Right Medical Specialty

When choosing a medical specialty, it's important to think about what drew you to medicine initially. When you look at a list of physician specialties, ask yourself questions about your specific interests:

  • Are you intrigued by a specific system or type of illness, such as diabetes, heart disease, or gastrointestinal illness?
  • Do you thrive on the high-pressure environment of emergency medicine, or would you rather be able to get to know patients personally and discuss health issues with them?
  • Do you enjoy caring for children?
  • Do you get professional satisfaction from caring for cancer patients or individuals at the end of life?

The American Association of Medical Colleges offers assessment tools to help you determine what specialty might be a good fit for your personality. Once you have a medical specialty in mind, a specialized physician staffing agency can help you identify positions that meet your career criteria, whether your focus is physician income by specialty, physician satisfaction by specialty, or a combination of both.

   

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