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zoondel

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The part-time residency thing sounds really interesting! Is it a 6-year program, or less than that? Are there any such programs in the NY area?

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The part-time residency thing sounds really interesting! Is it a 6-year program, or less than that? Are there any such programs in the NY area?

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I don't know the specifics about the part-time option for this program, but usually they are twice as long as whatever the normal residency is - so for peds, obviously 6 years.

The lame thing about them, in my opinion, is that the ones I know about are not part-time as in more reasonable hours, but are usually set up as an every-other-month thing. So for most people who have a reason such as a child to want a part-time residency, this is just a logistical nightmare. Every-other-month daycare does not exist. And if you wanted to do it to make something like breastfeeding easier, obviously this would not really help. I understand that in terms of scheduling people this might be the only way to do it, but I was kind of disappointed when I learned more about how they actually work.
 

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I don't know the specifics about the part-time option for this program, but usually they are twice as long as whatever the normal residency is - so for peds, obviously 6 years.

The lame thing about them, in my opinion, is that the ones I know about are not part-time as in more reasonable hours, but are usually set up as an every-other-month thing. So for most people who have a reason such as a child to want a part-time residency, this is just a logistical nightmare. Every-other-month daycare does not exist. And if you wanted to do it to make something like breastfeeding easier, obviously this would not really help. I understand that in terms of scheduling people this might be the only way to do it, but I was kind of disappointed when I learned more about how they actually work.

I believe the requirement that residents work full time while working is actually an ABP/AAP requirement if residents wish to get credit for their training.
 
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