So, What Specialty Are You Going To Do?

August 12, 2010 at 8:27 am (life!, med, school, pensieve)

or the first question that EVERYONE asks when they find out that you are doing medicine.

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but let’s face it, no one ever really knows until after graduation, so i’ll just run through what interests me at the moment (with my extremely limited 2 years of exposure, and in no order of merit) for the sake of safe-keeping:

1. Sports Medicine

i’ve always been quite the sports person, therefore Sports Medicine would seem a natural choice.

only started thinking seriously about it last year though, when i found out that it’s one of the new specialties that’s rapidly developing in it’s own right within the UK (after speaking to the lecturer at the end of a sports science talk). currently one of my first choices for the BSC degree in the 4th year.

2. Anaesthesia

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being able to handle practically every clinical situation thrown at you kind of appeals to me. ditto for Emed! plus there’s something romantic about a job which involves putting people into a deep slumber.

no? no. ok then, it’s just me hahah.

3. Ophthalmology

our eyesight is oft-taken for granted, but to be able to return vision to those without the ability to see the world in it’s full technicolor glory – now that’s just going to be swell, isn’t it?

besides, anything eye-related, and the entire mechanics of vision on it’s own is incredibly fascinating.

4. Pathology

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ok let’s be honest here, i might just have been influenced a teeny weeny bit by a film, although Ming has been doing everything since then to convince me that Path is actually friggin boring, and really means nothing but hours and hours spent peering down a microscope.

it’s probably all the detective work, as well as the thinking and deductive parts of this field that appeal to me though.

5. Plastics/Dermatology

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plastic surgery was my original intention when i initially decided on doing medicine some time around the age of 15, and the same goes for derm, although it’s less so for the both of them now.

i just think that keeping up with the rapidly evolving concept of what people define as “beauty” is going to make the job interesting.

6. Paeds

i’ve always had a thing for children (maybe it’s because i interact with them so well), so i’m not ruling out a real possibility of me going into this field. we have approximately the same mental age zest for life, you see.

special mention: Emed, Oncology

overall though i’m still pretty decided on medicine rather than surgery. i think the people interaction will mean a lot more to me than driving myself crazy wearing scrubs and a mask in a surgical theatre all day long. besides, i’m not quite ready to make friends out of scalpels and a pair of forceps just yet.

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4 Comments

  1. bab said,

    I finally read 2 entries of your blog. They’re so long!!

  2. deg3neration said,

    long because of pictures! hahahah

  3. Anonymous said,

    long entries are good :P

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