SPOTLIGHT: Who's to blame for ill-chosen specialty careers?

In theory, young doctors-in-training will focus in on the specialty that fits their needs and skills best. However, in practice, more and more physicians are choosing specialties that offer their preferred lifestyle, rather than those that are the best fit with their personalities and talents. An old-school curmudgeon who's spent his life in academia holds forth on why he thinks this is happening--and what we should do about it. Blog