Help Ian interview all 120+ (190??) specialties and sub-specialties listed on the Careers in Medicine website by hooking him up with guests for the show. Scroll down for a complete list of remaining specialties.
If you don’t know what to say when reaching out to a prospective physician about being a guest on the show, use this email template!
The Ideal Physician Guest (and the Ideal Recommender)
The Ideal Physician Guest
- has practiced for ~5-10 years and finished some part of their training after 2000.
- is practicing anywhere with a strong internet connection.
- has (ideally) completed the requisite residency or fellowship in their specialty.
- is awesome.
The Ideal Recommender
- thinks the prospective physician guest is awesome.
- knows the prospective physician guest well enough to make an introduction.
Please reach out to me at ian@UndifferentiatedMedicalStudent.com to tell me a little bit about who you would like to recommend (if they have a website or online profile, I would love to see that, too, and bonus points if you can finagle their CV as well). If we agree that this person is a good fit for the show (and I don’t already have plans to interview someone in that specialty), I will then ask you to facilitate an introduction! Either way, shoot me an email, and we’ll figure it out.
Updated as of: 1/18/18
A note about the number of “specialties”
Do be aware that there exist more specialties than are listed above. As far as I can tell, the specialties (and sub-specialties) listed here are merely the ones that are certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties. However, especially as it relates to sub-specialties, there are fields with fellowship training but no board certification (for example, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Ep 025 with Dr. Eugene Ceppa), as well as fields with no fellowship training and no board certification (for example, Performing Arts Medicine, Ep 044 with Dr. Sajid Surve*). As such, depending on one’s definition of “specialty”, there may be many more than 120 specialties and sub-specialties.
*Becoming a sub-specialist in this latter category is merely a process of seeking out of one’s own volition knowledge in an area of personal interest, and there can be whole professional societies dedicated to these types of non-boarded, non-fellowship-trained subspecialties.