I know that some pediatric groups have part -time physicians and even the full time docs work around 40-45 hrs per week.pej722 said:I was looking at some of the averages work weeks for doctors and it seems like they are around 50 or 60 hours depending on your speciality. Has anyone ever heard of docs that work 40 hours a week but that earn less money?
Such jobs exist but are often hard to get. Because of the way physician practices get paid from insurance companies these days, most practices only do well if they have high throughput of patients -- it is a volume business. Thus physician employers generally place more value on employees who will do a ton of procedures, and shy away from hiring the part time types. You can, of course, open your own practice and set your own hours, but this is very hard to do from scratch.pej722 said:I was looking at some of the averages work weeks for doctors and it seems like they are around 50 or 60 hours depending on your speciality. Has anyone ever heard of docs that work 40 hours a week but that earn less money?
its really specialty dependent...hermit said:Don't rule out dental school. Dentists have FAR superior hours/pay.
Not being a dick, they really do. And I am still thinking about it!
Yes - it's always better to think outside the box.deuist said:You can also work in a day clinic, known as a Doc-in-the-Box. These places have set hours, take patients as walk-ins, and don't work on-call. You can find these places at many universities and minor medical centers. As you noted, these physicians are not paid well. They usually are held in pretty low regard by other physicians, too.
Other than perhaps derm, you aren't going to find any of those working 40 hrs a week. Probably not many only working 50.geno2568 said:just follow the ROAD to success
(Radiology Ophthalmology Anesthesiology Dermatology)
Well Thank you! Thank you very much! I accept the award. Now if I could just get into "freakin" med school.CavalierMD said:I have nothing to contribute to this discussion. I would just like to comment on the greatness of the above poster's user name. That is all.