Specialty Roundup: Nephrology

A FASCINATING SPECIALTY IN DEMAND Fascinated by urine, the kidney, and complex renal physiology? Nephrologists are masters of fluid, electrolytes, and acid–base homeostasis. After all, the kidneys are responsible for filtering out impurities from the blood. As part of their diagnostic workup, they analyze acid–base studies, electrolyte panels, and urine collections. In this highly intellectual…

What is Aerospace Medicine?

ADVENTURE + MEDICINE = AEROSPACE MEDICINE Aerospace medicine focuses on the clinical care, research, and operational support of the health, safety, and performance of crewmembers and passengers of air and space vehicles, together with the support personnel who assist operation of such vehicles. This population often works and lives in remote, isolated, extreme, or enclosed…

Specialty Roundup: Rheumatology

RHEUMATOLOGY: DISEASES OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEMS Rheumatologists treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system such as osteoarthritis and gout in addition to complex systemic diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology is a subspecialty, meaning that you must first train in another specialty before undertaking a fellowship to become a rheumatologist. There are two routes to…