Is Respiratory Medicine the Job for me?

Respiratory Medicine is the specialty for you  - if you want to be a broad based physician, who enjoys diagnosing and treating clinical conditions that are linked to a wide variety of other general medical conditions.

If you enjoy managing the wide breadth of conditions ranging from Acute respiratory emergencies in hospital wards  to the long term chronic lung conditions being treated through outpatient services .

If you enjoy performing procedures like Bronchoscopy , Pleural procedures . In addition to current procedures, there is a rapid expansion in this area with newer procedures and techniques being developed, including well established ones,  such as EBUS ( Endobronchial Ultrasound ) and Medical Thoracoscopy in addition to others in the not so distant horizon.

If you would like to be involved in cancer management, with all the challenges it brings such as advanced communication skills and end of life care.

If you like working in teams.

If you maybe looking at more flexible working life as a consultant, due to the opportunities in community respiratory services with hospital links and academia.