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Solo Peds

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by droyt, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. droyt

    droyt ASA Member
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    Given the recent recommendation on here to graduate and go out and do your own cases I wanted to ask how realistic of an option is this if you intend to do a fellowship. It seems to do complex peds you need to be at a children's hospital which is almost always associated with a residency program. Are there significant opportunities to work solo following fellowship? I suppose the same can be said for complex hearts as well.
     
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  3. sevoflurane

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    Nope. A friend of mine is looking to hire a peds heart anesthesiologist to start a pedi heart program in phoenix.
     
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    Nope-- few and far between. There are several children's hospitals with small affiliated residency/fellowship programs so there may be many days you don't have a resident or fellow. But 100% solo would be hard to find.
     
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    I think there are plenty of places where you either work with a resident or do your own. I think that is a fine compromise.
     
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    We do solo peds hearts.
     
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    We do solo complex peds/ neonates. No residents. Even looking for a doc. If interested shoot me a pm
     
  8. droyt

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    Sounds encouraging. I think that was one of my few qualms about going into a fellowship. Glad to hear even at academic centers there is some room for soloing. At our place all the pedi is with a resident, which is good for me now.

    Maybe in a couple years...
     

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