Jason Higdon, MD
Undergrad Institution; Degree and Major:
Christian Brothers University - BS in Biology
In practice since:
Where and for how many years did you train AFTER medical school:
Emory – Internal Medicine residency, 3 years
How did you choose your specialty?
I chose IM because I enjoy the intellectual challenge of taking care of complex medical problems, promoting healthy lifestyle and screening, developing ongoing and long-lasting relationships with my patients, and being responsible for the whole patient. I enjoyed most specialties in medical school and found several sub-specialties interesting in residency. There wasn’t a single sub-specialty that stood out among the others and I like the variety that working as a general internist provides.
What do you like MOST, and like LEAST, about your specialty?
In your opinion, what attributes are important in anyone choosing this specialty?