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Job opportunities not in hospital

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by judgehopkins, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. judgehopkins

    judgehopkins Member
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    Do any of you know of any job opportunities for ER physicians who get burnt out and don't want to work in the ER any more?

    (i.E. working in a family practice office, and other opportunities?)
     
  2. docB

    docB Chronically painful
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    Isn't the search working yet?

    Briefly, a doc who is EM trained should NOT be practicing primary care. We're not trained for it, we're not boarded in it and the majority of us don't do it well. FPs are trained and boarded to do what they do and thinking that we can do their jobs without that training insults them. If we are going to assert that only EM boarded docs should be workin in ERs we have to extend that same respect to the primary care docs.

    You could do urgent care.
     
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  3. Hawk22

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    You could go into public health, EMS, sports medicine, etc.

    There's also a new option on the horizon. During the summer, Wake Med in Raleigh NC opened the state's first "free-standing ED." You would be doing emergency medicine, just not in a hospital. It might or mignt not catch on, but its an interesting way to approach ED access and overcrowding. Here's the link:

    http://www.wral.com/health/4843865/detail.html
     
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  4. quideam

    quideam Too tired to complain
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    You could work at Walmart :D (there was an article around here somewhere a little while ago about how Walmart is opening urgent care clinics within their stores)
     
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  5. tiene dolor?

    tiene dolor? ...for me to POOP on!
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    Hmmm, that sounds absolutely miserable. :thumbdown: :scared:
     
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    Cruise ship medicine.
     
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