This morning I took the Medical Specialty Aptitude Test from Virginia University Medical School. It’s a 130 question test that helps guide you in terms of which specialties might best fit you. It’s open to anyone, so if you are just curious what kind of a doctor you might be if you followed that path, give it a try.
I am actually quite impressed with how close it is to specialties I am currently considering: general surgery and anesthesia (both of which came out in my top 7). Colorectal surgery is a fellowship after general surgery, so those really don’t sit independently. Nuclear medicine is a fellowship after Radiology. Urology is a surgical subspecialty. Dermatology is its own subspecialty, which precludes the need for a 3 year internal medicine residency.
Also impressive is that the bottom choices are also what I consider to be my bottom choices through personal reflection. Psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine and family medicine are all important fields, but I do not fit into them at all.
I am amused by the fact that aerospace medicine (whatever that is) lies so low on the list considering that I am married to an aerospace engineer.
|1||colon & rectal surgery||47|
|27||allergy & immunology||36|
|34||physical med & rehabilitation||30|
|35||general internal med||30|