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Choosing a medical specialty

Gain insight into choosing a specialty, and guidance about the steps to take in medical school to enter a chosen training program.

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Specialty Profiles

What TV gets wrong about forensic pathology

Lightning-fast lab results, dim lighting and costly tech are among the falsehoods TV shows routinely portray about life in forensic pathology. Find out what else Hollywood gets wrong.

Specialty Profiles

What it’s like in forensic pathology: Shadowing Dr. Cohle

Stephen Cohle, MD, says a good forensic pathologist should be inquisitive and have a willingness to dig deep on cases where no answer is immediately apparent.

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Specialty Profiles

Medical specialty choice: Make the most of informational interviews

Gleaning insights while in medical school from physicians already practicing a medical specialty is far preferable to “if I only knew” moments later.

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Medical School Life

Our 10 most popular stories of 2018

Physician burnout. Picking a medical specialty. Making romance work in medical residency. These topics drew your eyes this year. Find out what else did.

Specialty Profiles

What we learned about medical specialty choice in 2018

From burnout to payouts, this was a big year for coverage of specialty specific data. Here are a fewer of our greatest hits.

Specialty Profiles

What it’s like to specialize in medical genetics: Shadowing Dr. Abbott

Mary-Alice Abbott, MD, PhD, says that medical genetics allows you to practice at the cutting edge of science during an incredible time in medicine.

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Specialty Profiles

Residency Match: The 7 most competitive medical specialties

What are the most competitive specialties in the residency Match for U.S. medical school grads? Here’s what the data says.

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