Just want to know for any of y'all regular posters who have a part to do with hiring. I have sent out lots of feeler emails for jobs that are advertised for CCM only, not Pulmonary consult or outpatient consults. Only of course to get back "Sorry, we are looking for Pulmonary/CCM or people with an IM background".
I just want to get an idea of what you guys/gals think about anesthesiologist in the unit. Clearly many of you think we aren't up to par and/or want to hold on to your territory or there's something else. Ignorance of hospitals and recruiter I believe plays a role. Are there some disease processes/pathology that I am not as familiar with as an IM person? Yes, like some of the immunology/oncology diseases that immediately come to mind. But I can read and familiarize myself with stuff since I didn't get exposed to as much of that as the MICU intensivists.
I guess I am butt hurt for being discriminated against. Our anesthesia department ran the community hospital ICU with the usual bread and butter community admissions which is what is prevalent in the community and the type of jobs I have applied to. It also ran the Neuro ICU. But yet I am told by some of these hospitals that they are looking for someone with IM background AND a Neuro-CCM fellowship. Do these hospitals have any idea how many people, outside of neurology are actually doing a NeuroCCM fellowship?
I have had a few job offers but have gotten more rejections than offers simply because I don't have an IM background. It's quite annoying.
Would love to hear some HONEST responses please. As in, if you've had bad experiences with anesthesia CCM docs, or whatever.
Probably a coincidence, but wasn't that crazy ICU doc in Columbus who was giving massive Fentanyl doses anesthesia trained? Just wondering if that is scaring off some community hospitals.
Personally I haven't had any bad experiences w/ anesthesia-CCM docs, although at my hospital they work primarily in the cardiothoracic ICU and most are cardiac anesthesia trained also. None of them round in the MICU (and I'm pretty sure none of them want to).