Where are you on the physician pain scale?

physician pain scale

This cartoon is based on data from the 2015 Medscape Physician Compensation Report. Dermatology is on one end, internal medicine on the other.   The other specialties in between.  Doesn’t seem to be a trend between the cognitive and procedural specialities, which is a bit surprising.  You’d think the latter would skew towards the “happiness” side.

Do you agree?

This cartoon was illustrated by radiologist James Chang.  Go and visit his site, Poor MD, for more medical illustrations.

James Chang is a radiologist and author of Oh Doctor, The Places You Will Go… He blogs at Poor MD and can be reached on Facebook.

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