neurology residents

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by justin51, May 30, 2002.

  1. justin51

    justin51 New Member

    May 26, 2002
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    Could anyone with experience comment on lifestyle for a neurology resident at a typical large academic institution? What kind of hours are the norm? How many patients per day do you see? Is there any time for research? I know it's hard to generalize, but any comments are appreciated. thanks.
  2. Neurogirl

    Neurogirl Resident Extraordinaire
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    Sep 29, 2000
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    It's VERY hard to generalize as lifestyle is usually program specific. My program is fairly benign. Residents average 50-60 hrs per week (usually closer to 50) with call taken from home. Some programs are much tougher. As a student, I rotated at one program that really cracked the whip! Residents worked 70-80 hrs per week and calls were pure hell (no sleep and no short days post call)! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

    Most programs provide enough elective time to allow for some research (usually in the last year or two) and many will do what they can to accommodate those who have a strong desire to publish. After all, at large academic centers most of the faculty are actively involved in research themselves. These are some of the things you should investigate when evaluating programs. :D

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