Quick Peds Fellowship Question

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. :)
     

    edmadison

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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.

      ED
       

      BPKurtz

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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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