Spotlight on Specialties

  • “The kidney is complex and controls so much. When you understand the kidney, you can really make a difference for patients,” says Suzanne Watnick, MD, professor of medicine and director of the nephrology fellowship program at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and acting section chief of nephrology at the VA Portland Health Care System in Portland, Oregon.

    “As a nephrologist, you’re considering how to balance a whole bunch of things such as fluids and electrolytes to keep the kidney working and bring the patient to or maintain a steady state,” she says. “These are the puzzles confronting nephrologists every day.”.

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  • Scales

    Values play an important role in the choices we make and in the satisfaction and quality of life we experience at home and at work. CiM’s Physician Values in Practice Scale (PVIPS) is a self-assessment that helps you understand what’s important to you in your career and how you want to practice medicine.

Special Feature

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    Workforce data is one element to consider when choosing a specialty. The AAMC’s Physician Specialty Data Book provides national-level specialty data, including 5-year trends, about active physicians and physicians-in-training in the U.S. Learn more about the Physician Specialty Data Book.

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