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The life of a hospitalist

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Magree, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. Magree

    Magree Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 5, 2001

    What's it like being a hospitalist? Is it grueling? Do they make much? Are they just grunts of managed care? Thanx.

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  3. NuMD97

    NuMD97 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2002
    New York
    From what I've seen they make about $20,000 to $30,000 more than an internist just out of residency. What seems to be the trend, is that the hospitalist picks up where the internist left off, when the latter admits a patient to a hospital. This frees up the internist to manage his clinical practice pretty much exclusively without having to run to the hospital to check on his patient there. He once again takes on his patient at the time of discharge from the hospital. At least that's the way I'm seeing it structured.

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