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sooki

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Is it possible to be an intensivist and work part time as a clinician, preferably in Adolescent Medicine? I have always wanted to work in Adolescent Medicine, but the PICU really sparked my interests during my Peds rotation. Many of my patients in the PICU were teens (i.e. suicide attempts-drug overdose, MVA-brain injuries, Gun Shot Wounds).
 

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You should be able to do that if you want to. By and large, no one wants to see adolescents. Some pediatrician's restrict their practice to pre-adolescent. I think the main reason for this is financial. Standard of care for adolescent dictates longer visits, but you won't be paid for it -- great deal. There's a joke/anecdote/truth that says the adolescent is the only fellowship that ends up making you less money than a generalist. The net effect of this you should be able to do some outpatient adolescent if you can find the right environment.

Ed
 
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