So since Christmas I have been away twice, for a total of about 6 weeks. Unfortunately I haven’t really unpacked properly from either trip. Hence I am living in a dump. Such a dump that I can’t work out where to start with making it right. I am currently
In other news, audaci has published her 2008 list of specialty thoughts for the future. It isn’t a meme so I am allowed to copy it without compromising my principles. And I’ve added some extras :p
Surgery – NO. It’s interesting enough to watch (and probably fun to do) but I just can’t get up in the dark. And I don’t have the personality for it.
Emergency – unlikely. Although the emergency physician who spoke at orientation this year said that emergency physicians have short attention spans. That sounds like me.
Cardio – nope. ECGs are not my friends. Although I’m getting better. And I just don’t think I want to do this one.
Respiratory – possibly. I like respiratory physicians. Not sure about the work though…
Neuro – I don’t think so. Although my GP said that neurologists are quirky and that she thought I’d fit in for that reason.
Haematology – maybe. I can now get a single picture when looking through a microscope. That has to count for something.
Orthopaedics – no. This involves surgery. And knees. I hate knees.
O&G – probably not.
GP – quite possibly.
Oncology – probably not.
Gastro – not so big on the poo stuff.
Derm – no. Steroids and antfungals fix most things. Burning stuff off fixes the rest.
Opthalmology – nope. Spend all morning doing cataract repairs then play golf all afternoon. Such a small ball over such a large field.
Paeds – no. Kids are generally cool. Parents can be a trial. A very competitive specialty. An option would be to do GP training then sub-specialise in kids.
Anaesthetics – nah
Radiology – I’m never convinced that I can actually see anything. I always wonder if it’s just a bad exposure. And ultrasound images will never make sense to me!
Pathology – probably not.
Immunology – probably not.
Endocrinology – maybe. But the increasing prevalence of diabetes could make it a fairly repetitive workload.
General physician (if these still exist) – possible
Infectious diseases – hmmm possibly. They get lots of mysteries! I like mysteries.
Renal – maybe.
Intensive care – probably not
Rheumatology – possibly. Although the knee issue surfaces again
Palliative care – probably not.
Clinical genetics – no. I don’t like genes.
Psychiatry – at the moment probably not although it’s a backburner one. Not ruled out.