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  1. Feb 2021
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  3. Dec 2020
    1. And then it will help you choose a specialization in the field that you like.
    2. Find Your Passion, Then Monetize It The
    3. Try a little of everything, and then choose a specialization. Money is not the most important thing. You need to LOVE your activity! But you don't know what you like until you try it.
  4. Nov 2020
    1. There is a growing mountain of research. But there is increased evidence that we are being bogged down today as specialization extends. The investigator is staggered by the findings and conclusions of thousands of other workers—conclusions which he cannot find time to grasp, much less to remember, as they appear. Yet specialization becomes increasingly necessary for progress, and the effort to bridge between disciplines is correspondingly superficial.

      As scientific progress extends into increased specializations, efforts at integrating across disciplines are increasingly superficial.

    2. Professionally our methods of transmitting and reviewing the results of research are generations old and by now are totally inadequate for their purpose. If the aggregate time spent in writing scholarly works and in reading them could be evaluated, the ratio between these amounts of time might well be startling. Those who conscientiously attempt to keep abreast of current thought, even in restricted fields, by close and continuous reading might well shy away from an examination calculated to show how much of the previous month's efforts could be produced on call. Mendel's concept of the laws of genetics was lost to the world for a generation because his publication did not reach the few who were capable of grasping and extending it; and this sort of catastrophe is undoubtedly being repeated all about us, as truly significant attainments become lost in the mass of the inconsequential.

      Specialization, although necessary, has rendered it impossible to stay up to date with the advances of a field.

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  7. Nov 2018
    1. edical specialization dates back at least to the time of Galen. For most of medicine’s history, however, the boundaries of medical fields have been based on factors such as patient age (pediatrics and geriatrics), ana-tomical and physiological systems (ophthalmology and gastroenter-ology), and the physician’s tool-set (radiology and surgery). Hos-pital medicine, by contrast, is defined by the location in which care is delivered. Whether such delineation is a good or bad sign for physicians, patients, hospitals, and society hinges on how we understand the interests and as-pirations of each of these groups
  8. Oct 2017
    1. The most valuable insights are both general and surprising. F = ma for example.

      Why is this surprising? It is a definition. A force is what causes an acceleration.