Why I Chose Ophthalmology & How You Should Decide Which Speciality to Pursue
I was never that person who came into medical school knowing exactly what sort of specialist I wanted to be. I began this journey knowing that the feeling I got in knowing exactly what to do during someone’s time of illness, was something I could chase all my life. On first entering medical university, I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of specialties to which one could dedicate their entire life. This concern of mine had to take a backseat though, as the demands of basic sciences studies took over my entire time soon thereafter. At my university, the first 2 years were dedicated to covering Basic Medical Sciences like Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology, among others. Even though these 2 years did give me a good idea about what sort of basic sciences are involved in specialties like Cardiology, Neurology, or Pulmonology, I did not find myself gravitating towards any specialty.