Medicine’s Lina Mehta discusses qualities needed in doctors

How to compare medicine to other health careers

U.S. News & World ReportLina Mehta, professor of radiology and an associate dean for admissions at the School of Medicine, noted that a career in medicine requires a high degree of resiliency and emotional intelligence, since doctors often deal with stressful and upsetting situations. However, because of the variety of medical specialties, there are jobs for doctors across a wide range of personality types—including both introverts and extroverts—since some medical specialties involve a lot of social interaction while others do not, said Mehta.