Cardiology as a Career

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Vash311, May 9, 2002.

  1. Vash311

    Vash311 Senior Member
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    Feb 9, 2002
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    Hey guys, how does the lifestyle of a cardiologist compare with other it one in which you can have some semblance of a family life, alot of oncall or not alot, etc? Also, what type of fellowships are available after residency? Thanks!
  2. bigfrank

    bigfrank SDN Donor
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    Feb 20, 2002
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    I've spoke with several "real world" cardiologists and EVERY one of them has looked at me with sad eyes and said something to the effect of "if you want to have a reasonably good life, DON'T do cardiology." They all seem to love their work, but there is just sooo much of it.

    Before clinic, go to the hospital.
    Have clinic from 8/9--5/6.
    Go back to hospital until 9-10???
    And this is on your NON call days.

    Academic cardiologists probably have a much better life but, obviously, much lower pay. <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />

    Best wishes and hope this helps.
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