October 18, 2012
One of the good things about the third year is that I get to see what a field is like from a real world perspective, at least in an academic teaching hospital. The day to day grind details are a big part of my equation in selecting my specialty. At one point obstetrics was on my list simply by virtue of how surreal and amazing it was watching my son being born. Obviously, there's more to the field than that and after having seen it, I'm comfortable scratching it from list. It's a cool field and I can definitely see its appeal, but it's just not for me.