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Is it possible to work part time in ER?

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by red453, May 6, 2007.

  1. red453

    red453 2+ Year Member

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    I have heard both ways from not so good sources. So, what are your thoughts?
     
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  3. DrQuinn

    DrQuinn My name is Neo Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Yes. I know several of my colleagues who only work part time. THey do so for family reasons.

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  4. Wackie

    Wackie Inappropriate, always 5+ Year Member

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    One of the docs works part time because she recently had a baby.
     
  5. NinerNiner999

    NinerNiner999 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Yes, but like most part-time positions, it may mean you lose out on benefits, profit sharing, 401(k), etc...
     
  6. docB

    docB Chronically painful Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Yes. I have several colleagues who work part time.
     
  7. dlung

    dlung Postprelim intern oranges 5+ Year Member

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    My old EM mentor worked one shift a week, and spent the rest of her time having fun with her kids and publishing twenty times more than anybody else at the hospital.
     
  8. DeadCactus

    DeadCactus SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Would you have any chance of landing a part-time gig right out of residency or is it something generally more open to senior attendings?
     
  9. docB

    docB Chronically painful Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    I you can get a part time bit fresh out. Now can you and should you are different animals. The first 2 years or so are a real learning curve. I think you'd be better down the road to cut your teeth on full time. Just balance that with whatever your reasons are for wanting to do part time.
     
  10. bartleby

    bartleby Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    DocB is right about the first two years out. You need to get your chops busted a little and learn how to handle yourself as an attending (regardless of whether you are coming from a 3 or 4 year residency). No more "the attending made me do it". You've got learn to be your own man and/or lady, and the only way to do that it see lots of patients. The sooner you find your own groove, the better off you're going to be.
     

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