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Question for Interns...When did you take your Vacation?

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by Pegasus, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. Pegasus

    Pegasus Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Sep 4, 2000
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    We have to submit our vacation time. I only have 3 weeks in this program and I wonder if I should take more time at the begining ..like Sept or wait a bit longer..and how this affects Xmas and New Years..we only get one of them off..and if I take less time at the end of the year, will I be burnt out and regret that I didnt take enough vacation at the end of intern year.

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  2. edinOH

    edinOH Can I get a work excuse?
    7+ Year Member

    Nov 13, 2002
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    Attending Physician
    I took, am taking, all mine after Xmas but not during December.

    In many programs, you will get a block of days off around New Years/Xmas anyway.

    I figured after coming off my fourth year of med school, I could make it half a year without vacation. I was correct and I'm glad I waited. It makes the winter/spring go much faster.

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