I apologize in advance if this topic has been covered already, but I searched and didn't find exactly what I was looking for. I was wondering what the work schedule for EM is in a military setting. It seems the consensus is that in the civialian world, if you can deal with shift work, EM great schedule-wise. Is the same true in the military? (I'm guessing not.) 1) What are the schedules of stateside EM docs like when there are no major deployments underway. 2)What are the schedules of both stateside and deployed EM docs like when a major deployment is underway(like right now). I would assume stateside docs are considerably busier because many of their colleagues are overseas, right? And that overseas they are pulling 12 hr shifts 7x/week.