If only I had this flowchart when I was a first-year medical student! I too have always felt that emergency physicians have a little baseline crazy in them to be happy and successful in the specialty.
This diagram has been floating around the web for years now, and I wanted to share with you. It’s a humorous (partly because there’s some truth to it) decision tree on how to choose your medical specialty. Did you decide upon the right field?
I use this in some of my medical school/ EM Interest Group talks just to break the ice. We talk about stereotypes and how you don’t necessary have to fit into them. For instance, I’d rather be a couch potato than scale mountains and swim with sharks. Feel free to use, if you advise medical students!