With over thirty medical specialties you will have a lot of options in choosing which area to practice in. Each medical practice area has its unique set of characteristics and specific role in medicine.
For instance the length of training varies, with emergency medicine requiring a three year residency while thoracic surgery requires seven to eight years of training after medical school. Ophthalmology is for individuals who are comfortable with knowing a lot about one system, the eyes, but many doctors believe this field is overcrowded and there won't be good practice opportunities in the future. On the other-hand, rehabilitation medicine is fairly new and does not have enough practicing physicians.
This is your one stop shop where you will find information on how your personality can help you find the best practice are for yourself, the differences in physician salaries, typical schedules, and much more.
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