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What is the hardest medical profession?


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Kimberly’s Answer

I think that really is a personal opinion. Some people would be heart broken to work on children vs elderly. Some specialties require significantly more training. The best college advise my son got was to study something you love, ie biology vs chemistry. He is pre-Med now and they require you to shadow doctors. It allows you to not only see the daily in/outs but to ask questions like this one.

My former neighbor was a radiologist in a family practice, that became a group practice. His biggest complaint was the cost of malpractice insurance increasing significantly.

A lot of the offices around here, have become a part of the hospital system. Since then I noticed it is much more difficult to get an appointment and answers to questions. One of my doctors "retired" at a young age, I think due to losing that personal touch. I think it would depend on the geographic area you are going to practice in though.

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Estelle’s Answer

There are mental challenges, physical challenges, and emotional challenges.
The most physically challenging would be surgical specialties such as trauma surgery, neurosurgery, and cardiothoracic surgery.
The most emotionally challenging are probably oncology and psychiatry.
Internal medicine specialties are perhaps the most mentally challenging.
Hope this gives insight!

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janet’s Answer

All medical professions are hard. A specialty area requires more education which involve higher costs and more intern time. In my opinion I think being a general practitioner would be the hardest because you need to have a general knowledge base in all areas of medicine. Each specialty area has its perks and troubles but if you love what you do it is not a hardship and you will love what you do.

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K’s Answer

surgeon

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