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I was wondering if anyone could give me a summary of the daily/weekly life of an attending physician, in outpatient and inpatient settings.
 

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I asked someone this same question once and they told me, "Pretty much, they play golf all day." Is this true??
 

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Volunteer at a hospital and see for yourself.
 
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From my hospital volunteering, doctors get to work in the morning, see patients for half an hour or so continuously for the whole day. This is however an outpatient clinic, I was curious as to what an inpatient doctor's routines are.
 

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Pinkertinkle said:
From my hospital volunteering, doctors get to work in the morning, see patients for half an hour or so continuously for the whole day. This is however an outpatient clinic, I was curious as to what an inpatient doctor's routines are.
Wow, half an hour a patient - that's a lot!
 

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Wow, half an hour a patient - that's a lot!
Not really, when you consider all the charting that has to go into seeing a patient. They may talk to the patient for 10-15 minutes, then spend as much, if not more, time completing their chart. When I shadowed in a clinic, it sometimes took an hour to get through one patient (those were the particularly complicated ones, though).
 

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what do they do in the inpatient setting? it depends on the specialty.

-in IM, they round all morning. then they sit on their asses and begin the mental mastication in "educational" conferences
-in surgery, they get in before sunrise, round, then operate all day. and they always use profanity, especially in the OR.
-pediatrics is like IM, except that there's more "goo goo ga ga" with the kids. and these people are so nice it makes you want to puke.
 

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Pinkertinkle said:
I was wondering if anyone could give me a summary of the daily/weekly life of an attending physician, in outpatient and inpatient settings.
Let me get back to you in 7 to 10 years.
 

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UCLAstudent said:
They help people. ;)
what a cliche.......Couldn't you atleast make up something original?? :smuggrin:
 

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mosfet said:
what a cliche.......Couldn't you atleast make up something original?? :smuggrin:
Indeed. I was just making fun of all of the people who say that when an interviewer asks, "Why do you want to be a doctor?" :D
 

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UCLAstudent said:
Indeed. I was just making fun of all of the people who say that when an interviewer asks, "Why do you want to be a doctor?" :D
Oops.....Didn't get your sarcasm the first time around.
 
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