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#21  Postby iMMz » May 31, 2011 4:45 pm

I want to get into infectious disease which means I have to do internal medicine then find an available fellowship.

However I have zero experience with anything besides pain medicine and infectious disease, so there is a solid chance it may end up changing. I know for a fact I want nothing to do with pain medicine though. The patient demographic is very specific, old or fat. The diagnoses are usually extremely simple, and the treatments are usually hit or miss. Oh and of course you have to deal with more drug seekers than any other specialty which gets really old after the initial kicks.
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#22  Postby kiore » May 31, 2011 7:17 pm

Basi wrote:I want to get into infectious disease which means I have to do internal medicine then find an available fellowship.

However I have zero experience with anything besides pain medicine and infectious disease, so there is a solid chance it may end up changing. I know for a fact I want nothing to do with pain medicine though. The patient demographic is very specific, old or fat. The diagnoses are usually extremely simple, and the treatments are usually hit or miss. Oh and of course you have to deal with more drug seekers than any other specialty which gets really old after the initial kicks.


Hmmm what about Public health then? Not that I have a bias for this or anything :whistle:
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#23  Postby iMMz » Jul 15, 2011 3:36 pm

kiore wrote:
Basi wrote:I want to get into infectious disease which means I have to do internal medicine then find an available fellowship.

However I have zero experience with anything besides pain medicine and infectious disease, so there is a solid chance it may end up changing. I know for a fact I want nothing to do with pain medicine though. The patient demographic is very specific, old or fat. The diagnoses are usually extremely simple, and the treatments are usually hit or miss. Oh and of course you have to deal with more drug seekers than any other specialty which gets really old after the initial kicks.


Hmmm what about Public health then? Not that I have a bias for this or anything :whistle:


What do you mean by public health, primary care? Technically ID is primary care too since the majority of patients you see are just very sick inpatients that the hospice doctor is unable to do much for and/or doesn't know what's wrong.

ER is also very appealing to me however I have yet to get any exposure at all in the field. I love the idea of practical knowledge, a concept that goes hand in hand with an ER physician.
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