Originally posted by tonem
The amout of hours you work in emergency medicine is hugely dependent on where you are working. The 50 year old attending probably has so much seniority that he can work the occassional night for appearances sake in some settings (community hospitals). If he's still working at Charity Hospital or Cook County, it's because he loves it and doesn't care when he works. On the other hand, I would agree wholeheartedly that limited hours is not the reason to go into emergency medicine. If that's your goal you'll probably be happier in a low key 9-5, M-F specialty.
Originally posted by Ophtho_MudPhud
Such as radiology, derm, path, or ophthalmology to name a few.
I highly recommend the eye.
Seriously, the burn-out rate for EM physicians is HIGH for the reasons discussed above.
Originally posted by srlondon
And while I hate to be the one that points this out, any clinician is going to have to work nights and weekends at some point. The opthamology attending was standing right next to me at the slit lamp at 3am last week in the ED. And while I got to go home at sleep when my relief came in at 8am, he got home at 4am, had two hours' sleep, and got back up to go to a full day's work at 6am. I still love my job. : )
Originally posted by ljube_02
What procedures do EM doctors do except for internal medicine, stitching, and iv lines? what surgery procedures might they be allowed to do?