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Is EM limited to hospitals?

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by coolness, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. coolness

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    Some specialties, such as IM, can be found in both hospital and private settings. But I was wondering if EM offers opportunities only in hospitals, or in private settings as well. EM sounds like a wonderful specialty, but I'm worried about the possible setting limitations.
     
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    Sure, the military, and some freestanding urgent care centers are staffed with EP's. Cruise ships, too.
     
  4. southerndoc

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    The Central Intelligence Agency actively recruits emergency physicians, especially those who are fellowship trained in toxicology.
     
  5. Joejitsu

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    Yeah, but pay is crap and it's not like you are a clandestine agent.

    http://www.cia.gov/employment/jobs/medical_off.html

    Joe
     
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    If you're looking at EM plan on being in a hospital. The other situations are a small minority.
     
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    Actually, you can apply for the CST program. So you can go oversees. (Not every position is listed on that website.)

    Secondly, the CIA is known for its custom shifts. Meaning you could work 3 13 hour days and then work a day per week as an EM physician. That would increase your income.

    However, since when is everything about income? The original poster made no reference to income, and for some people, income is not the main determining factor. For me it's happiness when I finish the end of my day.
     
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    $91K is not adequate for my investment in 7 years of graduate education. My personal feeling, ymmv.
     
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    One of our guys is looking into FBI and Homeland Security jobs.
     
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    The FBI? Like Scully?
     

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