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How to choose a medical specialty ????? By: DR. Awatif Alam Associate Professor Medical College KSU.

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1 How to choose a medical specialty ????? By: DR. Awatif Alam Associate Professor Medical College KSU

2 Various Specialties: Allergy and Immunology Orthopedic Surgery Anesthesiology Otolaryngology Colon and Rectal Surgery Pathology Dermatology Pediatrics Emergency Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Internal Medicine Family Medicine Preventive Medicine Medical Genetics Psychiatry Neurological Surgery Radiation Oncology Neurology Radiology Nuclear Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology Thoracic Surgery Ophthalmology Urology

3 About Careers in Medicine 1. Understanding Yourself 2. Exploring Options 3. Choosing a Specialty 4. Getting into Residency

4 How to choose your medical specialty

5 Specialty Selection : Selection Factors : When considering which specialty is the right one, there are many important factors to consider: 1. Does the specialty interest you? 2. Could you do this for a living, rather than just shadowing or spending a couple weeks on a rotation? 3. Is the lifestyle what you want for yourself? 4. Are you fine with the hours worked by physicians in this specialty? 5. Are you fine with the compensation offered in this specialty?

6 Selection Factors: 6. Are you fine with the length of training for this specialty? 7. Are you fine with the intensity of residency training for this specialty? 8. Are you interested in Academic Medicine? 9. Is this specialty going to change significantly within the near future? 10. Are you competitive for the specialty?

7 Congratulations


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