jetproppilot said:Must be a buncha ex- CA-3s out there....who are now attendings in private practice/academics...
HOWS IT GOING OVER YOUR FIRST FEW WEEKS?
Where are you at? Sounds like my group.sevo85288 said:Will be starting Aug 1st. M.D. only practice,all types of cases including cardiac, peds, heads, etc. A bit nervous....brushing up my TEE skills. More scared of not having enough help when I need it, i.e. difficult airways, etc....I'll post more after my first week...if I survive that far....
very nice mix.. sounds likePiPhiDoc said:I could not agree more - the knowledge that your final decision is IT is more than a little unnerving.
I'm just finishing up my second week of private practice in a large community hospital with a pediatrics hosptial as well. For all of you that are hearing from your attendings in academia that the private practice life is "just propofol and an LMA", let me give you what I've done so far....an adrenalectomy, a less than 4 month old, a gyn procedure on a patient with severe aortic steonsis, 3 spinals, an axiallary nerve block, a thoracic epidural, 2 alines, one cordis, 2 crash c-sections, several labor epidurals, a blood patch, and half a dozen kids under 5. And I haven't taken any call yet. And I've only worked 7 days.
The things that have surprised me the most: how HELPFUL all of the nurses are, and how friendly and appreciative of anesthesia the surgeons are. I loved my residency, but it is amazing how much everybody wants to get stuff done when it means we can all get out of the OR earlier. I'm also surprised how reasonable the day is - our OR doesn't start until 8am, so I don't get here until around 7am, and I'm done anywhere between 4-5pm most days. And I have gotten a lunch either between cases or thanks to a break given by a collegue every day.
And my group is really great about looking out for me - everyone has went out of their way to make me feel at home and made sure to let me know that they are available for questions. I'm also very impressed by how they run stuff by one another to get someone elses imput. Its nice to see that kind of collegial atmosphere.
Other good stuff - free parking, free food...why is it when you finally aren't a broke resident and are finally making some real money that people start giving you stuff for free???
To all of you CA-3's - hang in there, life is really, really good on the other side. Of course, it will be better once I find out whether or not I've passed the written boards...
AKA The Gum elastic bougie. That's what the attendings from the UK call it in my program.johankriek said:oh and make sure you have a escmanns stylet on call or at least know where to get one quickly
Be confident, not arrogant, and do not show fear even if you are ****ting your pants (tell everyone the patient must have had a code brown or farted). If you leave the impression that you can get flustered, you will have that reputation for a long time to come.sevo85288 said:bump. more advice for new attendings would be appreciated.
Great UT, you just scared the crap out of them.UTSouthwestern said:Be confident, not arrogant, and do not show fear even if you are ****ting your pants (tell everyone the patient must have had a code brown or farted). If you leave the impression that you can get flustered, you will have that reputation for a long time to come.
Too early to tell, but I would say probably.H&P-Stat said:Great thread!
I'm just starting my CA-3 year, but am already getting nervous about being an attending. It's reassuring to hear that the new attendings are having (mostly) positive experiences.
UTSouthwestern... will your group be hiring in a year?
Dude what about me...I'm doing my 4th yr rotation in anesthesiology and I feel like a perfect idiot. Maybe 4 smooth intubations out of 10...0/4 on attempted a-lines...I couldn't even start the IV!!!UTSouthwestern said:Be confident, not arrogant, and do not show fear even if you are ****ting your pants (tell everyone the patient must have had a code brown or farted). If you leave the impression that you can get flustered, you will have that reputation for a long time to come.