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Subspecialty Lifestyle

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by hookaman, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. hookaman

    hookaman Member

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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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  3. Dryacku

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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

     
  4. endodoc

    endodoc Endocrinologist (MD, PhD)

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    Because every grandpa has gi bleed.
     
  5. hookaman

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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?
     
  6. P Diddy

    P Diddy california lover

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    it's the ass. radiology and anesthesiology allow you to avoid the ass. GI forces you to embrace it.

    p diddy
     
  7. hookaman

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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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