How a combined residency program can shape your career
Combined residencies create physicians who are equipped to work in a hybrid capacity with patients across a wider spectrum of circumstances.
What it’s like to specialize in endocrinology: Shadowing Dr. Newman
AMA member Connie Newman, MD, feels the most rewarding part about being an endocrinologist is having a good relationship with the patient and helping patients recover from unusual diseases.
Don’t let medical specialty stereotypes block path that fits you
Specialty stereotypes are prevalent during training. When it comes to choosing a medical specialty, it’s best to do your own research to discern fact from fiction.
What it’s like to specialize in family medicine: Shadowing Dr. Hopkins
AMA member Kevin Hopkins, MD, enjoys taking care of multiple generations of a family because he finds great fulfillment in those relationships and the trust implicit in them.
What it’s like to specialize in orthopaedic surgery: Shadowing Dr. Templeton
As a cancer survivor, AMA member Kim Templeton, MD, went from being primarily interested in working as a surgeon and being successful to wanting to change and improve the world.
What your peers are researching about medical specialty choice
Looking for details that set specialties apart is a year-round endeavor for medical students. These resources stood out as the most popular in 2019.
Most popular “Shadow Me” entries shed light on specialty options
Choosing your medical specialty is a critical decision. Here are the best-read entries in the AMA’s “Shadow Me” Specialty series.
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FREIDA™ Specialty Guide
The AMA’s specialty guide offers the details medical students need to know to simplify the specialty selection process.