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Career freedom and personal time

Discussion in 'Step I' started by minigirly17, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. minigirly17

    minigirly17 2+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2007
    I know that being in the medical career can be both exciting and rewarding, but it can also be very stressful and demanding. I was wondering when you do become a doctor if you would have any leisure time to yourself and or possibly with family if you chose to. And if yes, what types of specialties allow this to happen while being a M.D.:)
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  3. Wings4Marie

    Wings4Marie 2+ Year Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    The Chief of Surgery I keep in contact with says,

    "You can either be a surgeon, or have a family, pick one or the other."

    Luckily, I don't want kids nor do I want to get married :thumbup:

    Of all my cousins, aunts, uncles who are cardiologists, pediatricians, GI docs, and 1 radiologist none are really ever home except for the radiologist. But that might be because they all choose to work longer hours and moonlight for extra cash.
  4. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    You may get more responses if you post in one of the allo/osteo forums rather than one geared toward an exam.
  5. mountainman123

    mountainman123 Guest

    Jul 18, 2006
    From what I have seen and have heard from docs depends on the field they work in. The chief of trauma/surgery at our hospital told me "I have been married twice and [email protected]$#ed up two kids and I don't regret a second of it." However, there are a lot of fields where you have the ability to have a family and life outside of the hospital. FP is one such field. ER also has the ability to work a specific schedule with normal hours, etc.. Just be aware of what you want out of life and find a field to accomodate that. Do your research
  6. Krisss17

    Krisss17 2+ Year Member

    Exactly what I was thinking. This should be moved.

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