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I was just looking at the ave. hours per week for most specialities and most non-surgical specialities are from 45-60. I was under the impression that you work almost 80 hours per week. I guess I was wrong in my thinking?
 
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jmazz12 said:
I was just looking at the ave. hours per week for most specialities and most non-surgical specialities are from 45-60. I was under the impression that you work almost 80 hours per week. I guess I was wrong in my thinking?
Do they break down the averages by years? A lot of older semi-retired types or folks working part time schedules could pull down the average pretty quickly. I would bet the younger post-residency crowd works longer hours than that. Most specialists of recent vintage I have met work in the 60-70 hour range. (ED docs often work shorter hours than that but are sometimes all in a row.)
 

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Law2Doc said:
Do they break down the averages by years? A lot of older semi-retired types or folks working part time schedules could pull down the average pretty quickly. I would bet the younger post-residency crowd works longer hours than that. Most specialists of recent vintage I have met work in the 60-70 hour range. (ED docs often work shorter hours than that but are sometimes all in a row.)
I think that those numbers are just for reisdents.
 

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jmazz12 said:
I think that those numbers are just for reisdents.
The people who work longer hours probably didn't have the time to complete the survey.
 

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I know a few derm residents who work a heck of a lot longer than that and who spend 2-3 hours/day outside of work reading/studying derm.
 
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