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…

Why you Should Specialize in Psychiatry

PSYCHIATRY: THE MEDICAL SIDE OF MENTAL HEALTH As physicians who treat the mentally ill, psychiatrists have some of the most rewarding long-term relationships with their patients. This is an interdisciplinary specialty, well-suited for doctors who wish to use the broadest of all skills—psychosocial, scientific, and clinical. Historically, psychotherapy has always formed the core of psychiatry.…

Specialty Roundup: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

What is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation? Only one of the best paid, highest satisfied, lowest-hour specialties out there. According to the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR), physical medicine and rehabilitation is about restoring functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities that affect the brain, spinal cord,…