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Introducing the “MOPING” Specialties

Many of us have heard of the acronym, ROAD.   The saying goes that anyone fortunate enough to have landed a residency in one of these specialties is well on their way to the “road” to happiness.  Though each of these fields have their own particular issues, they are known for affording better lifestyles with lower hours and better pay.  For those of you not in the know, ROAD stands for:

R-  Radiology

O- Opthalmology

A- Anesthesiology

D- Dermatology

May I now introduce to you, MOPING.  Those who choose one of these specialties risk finding themselves indeed “moping” in the future.  Don’t say now that you haven’t been warned! 

M-  Medicine (Family) (need to know a lot about everything and get paid crap; “noctors” intruding on the field)

O-  Ob/Gyn  (wildly erratic hours, malpractice rates that would leave you breathless)

P- Pediatrics (lowest paid specialty; crazy parents)

I- Internal Medicine (sucks so bad no explanation needed, only hope out is doing a second residency….I mean fellowship)

N- Neurosurgery (brutal 7 year residency with brutal hours; essentially sacrificing your life for a higher calling)

G- General Surgery (demanding 5 year long residency, some very malignant personalities to deal with, your mechanic gets paid more to fix your car than the surgeon who removes your appendix)

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  1. coastie
    March 13, 2010 at 7:06 pm


  2. coastie
    March 13, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    btw, I like expcm adding pathology for “mopping” because many path grads will be doing that post residency.

    • medicinesux
      March 13, 2010 at 7:57 pm

      expcm’s personal touch gave me a good hard laugh, i guess path grads will be moping WHILE mopping!

  3. Giovanni
    January 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    What about psychiatry?

  4. Anonymous
    February 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Psych has an easy lifestyle, it doesn’t belong on the list

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