bing12

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I have a friend who is not satisfied with his GPR(he does not feel comfortable and is contemplating leaving it. He is in the GPR purely for the NY license requirement. He could possibly practice out of state for 2 years and obtain his license that way(anyone know anyone who took this route?). The GPR is not challenging him at all, basic exams, operative, mostly simple extractions(rarely complicated 3rd molar exos), maybe will do 10-15 endos in the entire year. There are no specialists except a prosthodontist. Rotations seem like a waste of time( relaxing, not doing many procedures, not learning a ton). He does have a license in a nearby state that would be a 1.5 hour commute to his wife who works where the GPR location is. He is thinking if he could make 3x the income and learn more in a private practice that might be better than staying at the GPR. I would like some feedback on what others think of the situation?

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agent2362

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I would leave, since it sounds like it's less of a learning experience than working for even a dental chain. If it's a waste of time, those school loans are not going to pay themselves back.
 
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Tell him to leave. Trust me I know. Message me if you want me to give my own personal experiences with AEGD/GPRs.
 

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I'd talk to the director first & if that didn't go anywhere them I'd leave in a flash, do a TON of CE & live life:))
 
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bing12

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thanks for the replies. I dont know how speaking to the directer will make a big difference. He is in a large residency, around 10 residents. Largely medicaid. Even if the director promises to change things, and he sticks around, there is always the possibility it stays the same.
 

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As much as I want to tell your friend to leave, make sure he/she has a job (with a contract) FIRST before leaving. Hate to see he/she leave this early in the game and now be stuck for 2 more years in a worse situation than he/she would've been had they ridden out the GPR year.