bella_dottoressa

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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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Originally posted by bella_dottoressa
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. :)
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.

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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.

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