DO YOU HAVE A SPECIALTY? CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT WHAT THAT INVOLVES?
I would say I do about 90% of my work in orthopedics. These procedures tend to be lengthier and at a higher pace than other specialties, and I can honestly say I have developed skills of speed, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and intuition above all else to a level that I never realized I could accomplish.
In a typical week, I do numerous total joint replacements, including knees, hips, and shoulders, fixations and stabilizations of fractures, and probably my favorite, spinal fusions.
What I like about orthopedics is that you develop a certain comradery with the doctors, assistants, nurses, x-ray techs, and even sales reps. They can be high-stress and chaotic, but everybody understands their role and how it needs to be done so that we can accomplish our goals efficiently and safely.