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Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by J DUB, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. J ROD

    J ROD Watch my TAN walk!!
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    If you are residency trained in anes or another specialty like EM, can you switch over to being a hospitalist or do you have to go through IM residency?

    Not sure how strict it is....
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  3. docB

    docB Chronically painful
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    It would be difficult to go from EM to being a hospitalist. First and foremost we're not trained for that. That said most hospitals don't routinely grant admitting priveledges to EPs (or gas for that matter) because it's just not part of what we do.

    You could ask the question what if a surgeon decided they wanted to quit operating and act as a hospitalist. They have admitting priveledges so it wouldn't be a stretch in that regard although I can't imagine that scenario being very common.

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