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Orthopedics

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Toran, Mar 26, 2001.

  1. Toran

    Toran Senior Member
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    What is the average work week like for the orthopedists out there? I am wondering if it is possible to work less than 60hrs/wk. Do you know anyone who is practicing less than the regular load.
    And are there any specialists using OMM in the field to support the surgical procedures?
    Thanks...Toran
     
  2. ewagner

    ewagner Senior Member
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    Well, I guess you could work part time, but you would still need to take beeper call...I personally don't see it happening...or why would you want to go through a residency like that and only work part time? A surgeons job is to perform surgery, and hopefully do it well. Practice, as with anything is needed. A part time surgeon does not inspire confidence in me!! Would you even trust a part-time dentist?

    With regard to OMM, refer to a PT that specializes in orthopedic or manual work...there are tons of them. I worked with some really good ones, far better than the DO's that taught OMT in school!
     

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