66% of orthopedic surgeons report high self-esteem — Are you one of them?

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | January 11, 2019 | Print  |

Medscape released its Physician Lifestyle & Happiness Report 2019. More than 15,000 physicians in over 29 specialties responded to the survey, which asked about challenges in their field. Many of the physicians responded positively, indicating rich personal lives and continuing to enjoy medicine.

One question queried if physicians had high self-esteem. Here is the breakdown for how physicians in each specialty responded:

Plastic surgery — 73 percent
Urology — 68 percent
Ophthalmology — 67 percent
Diabetes and endocrinology — 67 percent
Orthopedics — 66 percent
Nephrology — 65 percent
Pulmonary medicine — 63 percent
Gastroenterology — 63 percent
Rheumatology — 63 percent
Surgery, general — 63 percent
Critical care — 62 percent
Allergy and immunology — 59 percent
Cardiology — 59 percent
Emergency medicine — 58 percent
Otolaryngology — 58 percent
Public health and preventive medicine — 57 percent
Radiology — 57 percent
Physical medicine and rehabilitation — 56 percent
Dermatology — 56 percent
Obstetrics and gynecology — 55 percent
Neurology — 55 percent
Anesthesiology — 54 percent
Pediatrics — 53 percent
Psychiatry — 53 percent
Family medicine — 51 percent
Pathology — 51 percent
Internal medicine — 50 percent
Oncology — 48 percent
Infectious diseases — 47 percent

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