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do ortho-guys/gals have good options for going in to private practie?
if so, is it mostly spine-practice that is the option?
 

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Pegasus82 said:
do ortho-guys/gals have good options for going in to private practie?
if so, is it mostly spine-practice that is the option?
I have pretty much chosen orthopaedic spine as my specialty are spine surgeons more lucrative to a practice then other specialties?
 

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I've seen a lot of different private practices. Many are sports med in the midwest city I live in, I've met 2 gen orthopaedics in smaller towns, I also know of a larger group that has all specialties except oncology. I'm pretty sure MOST ortho specialties work well in private practice. In general I've seen most people go into private/group practice.

Is spine surgery lucrative? Sure it can be from what I've seen. Although I know a ton of neurosurgeons do spine surgery too, again from what I've seen, there's more than enough business to go around, as they are all doing well financially. Personally, I hate it though, its boring to me. To each her/his own I guess.

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I have pretty much chosen orthopaedic spine as my specialty are spine surgeons more lucrative to a practice then other specialties?
So you have already choosen a fellowship before getting accepted to medical school, and a orthopedic residency? I am a Undergrad doing spine research at med school, and I like it.. but I wouldn't want to jump to conclusions saying that I have chosen anytype of field. I think youmight be jumping the gun there.
 

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Not to worry! Interviews for med school usually weed out these types of people.

Example:

"So what kind of doctor do you envision yourself becoming?"

"Uhhh...ortho spine."

"And why is that?"

"Uhhh...money."

"That's fantastic. You'll be receiving your rejection letter shortly."
 

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"So what kind of doctor do you envision yourself becoming?"

"Uhhh...ortho spine."

"And why is that?"

"Uhhh...money."

"That's fantastic. You'll be receiving your rejection letter shortly."[/QUOTE]


Oh my this may be one of the funnier things I've read here in a while. :laugh:
 

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i think the main thing in private practice is what specialty will add growth to that particular practice. it's less common, i think, to do general ortho in a bigger city b/c it doesn't really help the practice expand their customer base like a shoulder or total joint specialist would.
 

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cdql said:
Not to worry! Interviews for med school usually weed out these types of people.

Example:

"So what kind of doctor do you envision yourself becoming?"

"Uhhh...ortho spine."

"And why is that?"

"Uhhh...money."

"That's fantastic. You'll be receiving your rejection letter shortly."
I think you might have posted this in response to my post so I will clarify. My link to physician salaries was an observation, nothing more. That being said, I aspire to become an orthopod, but probably not a spine guy. I can see where this would be a really fulfilling career (besides the money), since you have the ability to really change patients quality of life.
 

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Hardbody said:
I think you might have posted this in response to my post so I will clarify. My link to physician salaries was an observation, nothing more. That being said, I aspire to become an orthopod, but probably not a spine guy. I can see where this would be a really fulfilling career (besides the money), since you have the ability to really change patients quality of life.
I wasn't posting this in response to any specific person. I'm not saying that salary is an immoral way to pick a specialty. Obviously, no one would go to that allied physicians site, pick the lowest paying job and say, "Holla! That's my specialty!"

But like you said, there has to be something else that draws you to that field. For a pre-med student to already settle on a field most likely indicates that he/she is doing it for mostly monetary reasons.

And again, it's not evil. It just won't fly when it comes time for med school admissions interviews.
 

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cdql said:
I wasn't posting this in response to any specific person. I'm not saying that salary is an immoral way to pick a specialty. Obviously, no one would go to that allied physicians site, pick the lowest paying job and say, "Holla! That's my specialty!"

But like you said, there has to be something else that draws you to that field. For a pre-med student to already settle on a field most likely indicates that he/she is doing it for mostly monetary reasons.

And again, it's not evil. It just won't fly when it comes time for med school admissions interviews.
I mostly agree with the statement in bold. I aspire for orthopedics as a pre med NOT for monetary reasons (obviously the pay is great), but I definitely have a very open mind. I know that I want to get into a very difficult specialty and to be honest, I would be a happy physician as a general internist. I do think most pre meds that want to go into a certain specialty for money will likely fail, since they will probably lose the desire to enter a field they do not have a passion for, but that is just m opinion.
 

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Totally disagree - that's a lump statement/judgement
I knew as a premed that I was going to Plastics. Had nothing to do with money. I am doing academics; money is not an issue.

I have many pre-meds with me now that have ideas based upon their parents, their own disabilities, their research.

And by the way -what monetary reasons? Where is the money? Ain't in medicine. I made the same $$$ over the last 5 years in Mortgage Banking with no call or malpractice, as my current surgical colleagues make now.

Anyway - just messing around. Can't sleep, and I am procrastinating from writing my manuscript.

Remember the Wayan's movie, " Mo Money"? Late night reruns on SPIKE channel, "In Living Color" - great show!! :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:
cdql said:
I wasn't posting this in response to any specific person. I'm not saying that salary is an immoral way to pick a specialty. Obviously, no one would go to that allied physicians site, pick the lowest paying job and say, "Holla! That's my specialty!"

But like you said, there has to be something else that draws you to that field. For a pre-med student to already settle on a field most likely indicates that he/she is doing it for mostly monetary reasons.

And again, it's not evil. It just won't fly when it comes time for med school admissions interviews.
 
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