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Does anyone know if if pediatric fellowship hours are different to the pediatric residency?

Basically I just want to know if I am still going to be working 80+ hours a week if I choose to do a fellowship?

Thanks for your responses
 

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Doc34 said:
Does anyone know if if pediatric fellowship hours are different to the pediatric residency?

Basically I just want to know if I am still going to be working 80+ hours a week if I choose to do a fellowship?

Thanks for your responses

Fellows follow the 80 hour work week rules, too..... but who knows what will be in effect in 2012 when you would begin a fellowship. Our dean told us over 85% of medical students change their minds about their specialty after entering medical school, so don't spend these last precious months of freedom stressing. Have fun and good luck!
 

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True indeed, I started medical school wanting to do general surgery, then I turned into an anesthesiologist....u get the picture.....
 

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This depends on the fellowship (both specialty and site). Intensivist fellowships like Critical care and neonatology, and some of the specialities with more acute patients (cards) have longer hours-more similar to residency; others like genetics, development, or general academic peds have much better hours than residency.