Hi everyone, I am teacher and mentor. I know I have no business being here but some of the kids I'm working with have some questions. I have two kids that are thinking about becoming doctors specifically pediatric emergency medicine physicians. They asked me for some information on becoming doctors which I gave them. There other questions I could not answer so I was hoping someone can give me information so I can give to them. What is a typical schedule for PEM physician, fellow, or resident? Is it 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts or combination of the three? Who makes the schedule? What are some challenges you see in this field? Thanks everyone.