Four reasons to choose emergency medicine

From Kevin MD:

4. Style. The prospect of putting on a tie and going to the same eight-to-four clinic job made me want to vomit as a med student. Not to downplay the importance of properly managed hypertension, but spending all day seeing six-month rechecks to control cholesterol and blood pressure in a clinic had no appeal. I wanted variety, flexibility and portability. A career in emergency medicine ticked all those boxes.

Lifestyle must be part of the decision-making process for every physician. Few specialties exist that include no call, no pager, scheduled shifts and the flexibility to work less than full time.