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Why is a medicine subspecialty (such as GI) considered to be a worse lifestyle than something like anesthesiology or radiology once you're an attending? thanks
 

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if you wanna make the big bucks you have to work wknds and even nights sometimes... you have pts that you see on a long term basis... with rads and anesthesia... short term care... unless your on call which maybe once a month.. with subspec you can be on call anywhere from 2-4 wknds a month... thats my thought

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Why is a medicine subspecialty (such as GI) considered to be a worse lifestyle than something like anesthesiology or radiology once you're an attending? thanks
 

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hookaman said:
Why is a medicine subspecialty (such as GI) considered to be a worse lifestyle than something like anesthesiology or radiology once you're an attending? thanks
Because every grandpa has gi bleed.
 
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But say you're on call q7 as an attending in all three of those specialties...wouldn't lifestyle be similar then?
 

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hookaman said:
But say you're on call q7 as an attending in all three of those specialties...wouldn't lifestyle be similar then?
it's the ass. radiology and anesthesiology allow you to avoid the ass. GI forces you to embrace it.

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when you have inpatients and there's a problem at night, do you get called or will whoever is on call from your group get called? assuming no hospitalists
 
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