Why Colorectal Surgery?

Trying to figure out what kind of doctor you should become? Wondering which specialty you should choose? Then SheMD's Why Specialty Series is perfect for you! We're bringing you female physicians sharing WHY they chose their specialty. Today's post is on why Dr. King-Mullins chose colorectal surgery and why it is a great field.

When people ask me why I chose colorectal surgery, the honest answer is it chose me. My “happenstance” path to colorectal started before I even began medical school, unbeknownst so me. In my personal statement for medical school application, I wrote about wanting to pursue Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR). I wanted to “help patients help themselves.”