Originally Posted by flatearth22
Agreed. A big part of being a lifestyle specialty is regular hours and limited call. Another is low stress level. EM lacks both of these.
There is no reason you can't have regular hours if you want them. You won't be able to be as selective in choosing your group/location/pay but there are definitely opportunities to be like "I'll do 12-15 6am to 3pm shifts a month."
There are groups that will accommodate you.
And there is no call.
There's definitely stress, but I don't think that's missing in any field of medicine.
The biggest downside to EM to me is you'll get sued a number of times over your career no matter how good you are, which sucks.