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What's the fellowship like? What is your day/lifestyle like once you are in practice? Is it research heavy?
2006MD said:What's the fellowship like? What is your day/lifestyle like once you are in practice? Is it research heavy?
scholes said:What do you do when you are "not on service?" I understand you can do research but are there any other clinical or educational responsibilities? 10 months seems like a lot of time not to be on service and only doing research.
And is there ever any follow-up with your patients? I doubt that a neo would have clinic or anything like that.
Many neonatology services run follow-up clinics. I think that nationally, it is less common now than it used to be for neonatologists to see patients at these clinics. Nowadays I think more of this care is provided by developmentalists and general pediatricians. Still, many neonatologists definitely have follow-up clinics.
With regard to spending time, this is very dependent on where you are. For academic faculty with a significant amount of federal research funding, usually 2-3 months is all the clinical service they can do. Running a full-time laboratory, etc is very time-consuming! In my case, I also do occaisional night and weekend call during the 10 months I am not on service, and hold weekly meetings associated with various other hospital and medical school responsibilities I have.
The busy months are those, like this month, when I am on the clinical service and am trying to finish a couple of papers, prepare for upcoming scientific meetings, run the laboratory, and plan for a major grant renewal. In these cases, I may exceed the 80-hr work week, but who am I to complain to?
sjkpark said:Could you please describe your teaching committments? I mean, whether you teach residents or medical students, in clinical or basic sciences?