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
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.