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Quick Peds Fellowship Question

Discussion in 'Pediatrics' started by bella_dottoressa, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. bella_dottoressa

    bella_dottoressa make it happen
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    Hi guys,

    Is it feasible to do your 3 year peds residency, then take a year off to have a child, then do a 3 year peds fellowship following a ~1 year hiatus?

    Also, I know the $$ during a fellowship is comparable to residency, but what about the hours/wk worked?

    Thanks so much as always. :)
     
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  3. edmadison

    edmadison 1K Member
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    No probkem, you can wait ten years if you want. Hours will depend on what sub-specialty you choose, but in general should be a little better.

    ED
     
  4. BPKurtz

    BPKurtz Heck Of A Guy
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    Hours will be better on average since you usually spend a fair amount of peds fellowships in research and in clinic. (I'd imagine that clinic is not as applicable if you're doing critical care). In-service months may still be grueling. I'm thinking of the NICU fellows or Hem-Onc fellows who take call when they are on service and work their butts off to care for very sick patients. I think other subspecialties like nephro, ID, allergy, rheum, etc. are not as bad but I really don't know.

    bpkurtz
     
  5. bella_dottoressa

    bella_dottoressa make it happen
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    Thanks guys; just what I wanted to hear :)
     

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