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Peds hospitalist and urgent care job market in COVID era

chitown2012

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Hello,

surprised I haven’t seen a thread about this already. I’m a rising 3rd year resident, will be looking for urgent care or hospitalist type jobs in Midwest to work during a gap year before fellowship. A few graduating residents in my program have had difficulty finding outpatient jobs but it sounds like hospitalist positions are still available.
Does anyone with more knowledge of the job market know if supply of urgent care and hospitalist positions are being affected by the pandemic?
 

Goneril

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In my area (Northern Virginia), hospitalist and UC jobs have been affected by the pandemic. I have a hospitalist colleague that says the volume of admission is about the same or less but there are a lot fewer ER consults since parents are not taking kids to the ER as much. I imagine it’s the same at the UC because from time to time I would see job listings for FT/PT UC jobs but now I don’t really see those listings anymore. Again parents aren’t coming in as much. Another way the pandemic has affected the community Peds floors is that some Peds beds were converted to Adult beds in anticipation of a surge of Adult admissions. As the curve seems to be flattening it’s possible those beds might come back to the Peds dept.
 

chitown2012

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In my area (Northern Virginia), hospitalist and UC jobs have been affected by the pandemic. I have a hospitalist colleague that says the volume of admission is about the same or less but there are a lot fewer ER consults since parents are not taking kids to the ER as much. I imagine it’s the same at the UC because from time to time I would see job listings for FT/PT UC jobs but now I don’t really see those listings anymore. Again parents aren’t coming in as much. Another way the pandemic has affected the community Peds floors is that some Peds beds were converted to Adult beds in anticipation of a surge of Adult admissions. As the curve seems to be flattening it’s possible those beds might come back to the Peds dept.

thanks for the info.
I guess we won’t know how everything will be affected until later. It’s worrisome that graduating residents would have difficulty finding a job. I have student loans to pay off ...
 
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PedsGuy5

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I would be careful! I’m from an experiencing a resurgence and a lot of new hires got their offer revoked last minute!!!

Ooh yikes. Though I've heard the same locally (no longer in Chicago), and rumors of the same elsewhere for new hires of all type (specialists, primary care). Really a terrible development as part of the COVID fallout.
 
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