The most valuable advice on medical specialty choice comes from those in practice. These are 2017's top entries in our “Shadow Me” Specialty Series.
Rashmi Kudesia, MD, says physicians working in this specialty must be equipped to provide patients with emotional support.
Tina Alster, MD, says empathetic communication skills and an appreciation for aesthetics are keys for physicians to thrive in her specialty.
Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, enjoys her specialty because it offers the ability to form meaningful, long-term relationships with patients.
Kathleen Clem, MD, says a high emotional IQ is needed to thrive as an emergency physician.