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It was comparable. Our schedule was very nice for a residency program, however.
How does residency compare schedule and workload-wise to life as an EM doc post residency
Originally posted by plum:
A few questions however.....I realize, as when I was an RN that there are many nights and weekends that need to be covered. How do ER docs like this? Is it usually done equitably or is it like CTU in my hospital....you're on nights until someone dies or retires....years!!! Are there some ER moms out there that can tell me how it is? The guy today, who is the chair of a residency program in my state said that it is even possible to start out part time. True? False? Is it a bad idea to start out part time (i.e. is it bad skill-wise?). I know of many women in medicine personally who really get the shaft working part time. They get disproportionally less pay, they are not partners, other physicians are rude/ judgemental, etc. Does this exist in ER?
The doc today said burnout is not as big a problem as is thought. Just wondering what experience any have had with this and if anyone thinks that burnout is significantly higher or lower in ER versus specialties. I'm sure this depends on the venue and let me just say that my long term interest would be a medium size community hospital, not urban or ultra rural, or academic.
Part of the reason I am attracted to this specialty is that I think I'd like the work (though obviously I need to investigate this further, but I did work as an RN for 5 years so I have an idea of what goes on in the ER) AND it would be flexible enough that my husband wouldn't have to forego his entire career. My long term goal is kids and NOT working 60-80 hours a week, more like 30-40 if I can swing it. Seems like it would be easier to swing if I were working some off hours like pms and nights. I would like to be able to make my loan payment each month and also have enough money for a decent, comfortable life.
Thanks, sorry for the ramble. Just looking for some ER input.