IM Specialists V. Peds. Specialists

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by bubster9, Aug 13, 2001.

  1. bubster9

    bubster9 Crown Prince
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    I know that IM pays more than Peds but what about the sub-specialties. For instance, Gastro and Cardio are high paying IM specialties; are Peds. Gastro and Cardiology the same when as there IM counterparts when it comes to Lifestyle, Procedures, and Compensation?
     
  2. mcwmark

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    I would say no, just because as a pediatric specialist, your practice locations are limited--i.e. you are really stuck with the 90 or so "Children's Hospitals" that are affiliated with different academic medical centers.

    Correspondingly, the pay and lifestyle may be more like an academic physician rather than someone in private practice.
     
  3. doc2003

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    The peds specialties are certainly NOT limited to academic centers. However, peds specialties do lag behind in pay from their IM counterparts simply because most of them (not all) are less procedurally oriented. For example, VERY little invasive cardiology is done in pediatrics. If they need invasive it is ped cardiac surgery.
     

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