This is an online test with 130 questions to determine what kind of medical specialty you'd be most suited for. It is intended for med students, but I think it shows accurate results for nurses, too. I took the test and it said I would be most suited for Dermatology, Anesthesiology, and Plastic Surgery (in that order).
Then I did something just for fun... I took the test pretending to be a real prick of a med student. I answered questions like, "I want to help people", and "Enjoy taking care of people" as least true
(on a scale of most true - least true). The results were hilarious! It said I would most be suited for Thoracic surgery or Colorectal surgery
. It's funny to me, because I've had a pretty bad
experience with a thoracic surgeon. Total personality clash. While working as an aide in the ICU, I was instructed to help hold this lady on one side while he put a chest tube in her. While putting it in, he never spoke once to this poor woman - who writhed in pain, was crying, and was visibly in some serious distress. I tried to rub her arm and console her. Meanwhile, I looked at what he was doing with her ribs and tearing through the intercostals. All of a sudden, I started hearing echos in the room, I felt like I was on N2O at the dentist's - In this stupor, I had enough sense left to know that I was about to faint. I told the thoracic surgeon that I needed to leave the room (he didn't respond), so I walked to the bathroom and sat down on the floor. When I came back out, I appologized to him (again, he didn't respond). I have watched amputations and open heart surgery, but this patient and this surgeon really got to me. The situation was not under control, and I felt he didn't care for her or for the concept of teamwork.
So anyway, what were your results??