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Thriving (or struggling) in Private Practice

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by HalO'Thane, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. HalO'Thane

    HalO'Thane New Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    Of the handful of anesthesiology practices that I have observed as a medical student, transitional year intern, and resident; I have noticed politics and group dynamics at play just as in any other large group setting. It seemed that you could be a skilled, efficient anesthesiologist, but if you are a prick, you may not last very long. I'm sure the vice versa is true. What advice would you guys out in private practice have for graduating residents to ensure a painless transition to the "real world" (particulaly one with a partnership track involved)? Both in terms of being a competent anesthesiologist and in terms of getting along with the rest of your group.
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  3. militarymd

    militarymd SDN Angel 10+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2003
    you already know.
  4. Fastrach

    Fastrach New Member 5+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Dude, pull up the FAQ... mil/JPP/Vent/Noy have gone over this ad nauseum.
  5. Planktonmd

    Planktonmd Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    The South
    Your skills and knowledge are only one factor in your success in private practice and many times they come at the end of the list of things that you have to do to be successful.
    You have to be the right guy for the place and this usually has nothing to do with how competent you are.
    Being the right guy for the place includes many things and the more desirable the place is the more difficult it is to be that right guy because you will be competing with others who are the right guy as well.
    You will find out that many private practice groups are not any better than any used car dealership, actually many used car salesmen are more honest and straight forward than the majority of leaders of private practice groups.

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