Don't know where you are at but in Dallas, there are goups with sizes of 60, 20, 22, 16, 12, 19, etc.hookaman said:Do anesthesiology groups tend to be smaller than in other specialties? I have seen cardiology groups and radiology groups > 20 people, but anesthesiology groups tend to hover around 5 people. Just wondering....
I would imagine that would depend on the group. Maybe everybody shares call. Maybe some take call a lot more frequently than others. Maybe the group is covering a place that is busy at night and requires having 2 on call every night. Maybe people do a week of nights here or there to cover it.hookaman said:So would a person in a 20 person group be on call q20?
NO!!the people at the top of the group,.. the one who hired you.. takes NO calles or little calls and YOU take all the weekends and the nights. ... pretty much right on.. stay away from this arrangement.. Negotiate a salary for full time no calls and negotiate a salary for every call you take.. any other way you are BENDING OVER and taking it.hookaman said:So would a person in a 20 person group be on call q20?
Not to mention the people who are on vacation and not taking call.UTSouthwestern said:Fortunately, in my group, the call is evenly divided from day one. Senior partners take the same amount of call as junior partners and a tab is kept on calls to make sure that everything is being distributed evenly.
For each group, the number of facilities covered, the likelihood of having to cover trauma or OB, etc. factors into the number of calls.
For a 20 man group, you may have 3 or 4 people on call each day. Not necessarily in-house overnight, but some type of late call or home call.
Unfortunately, as the underrated tennis player Johan Kriek stated, there are groups that ravage their juniors with tons of call. Be sure to get a clear answer on how call is distributed before you sign any contract.