5 Tips To Choose Your Medical Speciality

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    1. Know your passion

    Since you are in medical school or as a junior doctor, go with what interests you the most and where you imagine yourself doing. Which field gives you the motivation? Which topics are the ones you never get bored of studying? Which lectures you like the most?


    2. Don’t rush into the first interest that you like

    Some times when you first encounter with the field it looks amazing, and you feel like, that’s it. But give your self a chance to know it more deeply, it might not be that appealing. For example, you might like surgery and you love to operate and to stitch wounds, but surgery also consist of long hours in the wards, examining patients and much time spent in consultations in the outpatient clinics and you need to deal with medical complications. So, the theatre time is a portion of what you do. If you can handle the whole package, it’s for you.


    3. Explore different specialities

    It is better to give your time the chance to explore working in different specialities before choosing one. Through the medical school training you have the chance to touch a little about everything, but it is not the same when you learn it as a student and have the chance to do the real work after graduation. Explore different fields when you work after graduation and do your home work in reading more about areas that interest you and attend as many rounds as you can in that speciality if your program allows.


    4. Consult others

    It is always better to consult your seniors who has been in the same position and made their choices.


    5. Think out of the box

    Don’t go with the main stream and select from the common four or five clinical specialities. Do a better research and explore sub specialities in other fields of medicine and in areas that links different specialities together.

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