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Comparing Emergency to Anesthesiology

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by Frank Miller, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Frank Miller

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    I'm in my prelim yr, scheduled to do the next 3 yrs in anesthesiology. I'm having second thoughts in that I enjoy patient interaction. Now that I've done a EM rotation, I'm considering terminating Anesthesilogy and applying for a EM residency. Your thoughts on EM? Burn out is what i'm most concerned about.
     
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  3. quideam

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    Excellent thread discussing the issue of burnout in EM: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=100898

    This is a thread discussing EM vs. Anesthesia: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=342266
    (it's also a preview of what this thread could deteriorate into...)

    Also, please check out the Emergency Medicine FAQ sticky towards the top of this forum. It has a lot of great advice and answers to commonly-asked questions about EM, including the pros/cons, lifestyle, post-residency opportunities, etc. After that, if you have very specific questions, please feel free to post them! Good luck :)

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    #2 quideam, Jan 4, 2009
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  4. Termwean

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    PM ventdependant. He is a guy that was in 3rd yr of gas res and just applied for EM match. Maybe he will tell you what he went through.


     

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