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Hi all,
I am a female gastroenterology fellow contemplating doing an additional 4th year for Transplant Hepatology vs sticking with general GI. Anyone currently in practice or in fellowship have pros and cons for each? I understand with Transplant Hepatology I would be looking at academics with probably a better lifestyle, but I do not want to completely give up scoping. There are attendings I have met that are Transplant Hepatologists that also scope, but this is rare. I also understand that I would probably make more as a General GI in private practice, but how much more? What is the trade off?
For reference, I am in Texas and plan to stay here and practice longterm.

Thanks!
 

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Hi all,
I am a female gastroenterology fellow contemplating doing an additional 4th year for Transplant Hepatology vs sticking with general GI. Anyone currently in practice or in fellowship have pros and cons for each? I understand with Transplant Hepatology I would be looking at academics with probably a better lifestyle, but I do not want to completely give up scoping. There are attendings I have met that are Transplant Hepatologists that also scope, but this is rare. I also understand that I would probably make more as a General GI in private practice, but how much more? What is the trade off?
For reference, I am in Texas and plan to stay here and practice longterm.

Thanks!
I have seen many Transplant hepatolgist that also scope at least two days a week.
Life style is great. Compensation is awesome.
stick with transplant it is so worth it.
Also remember private practice you will deal so much admin work so I suggest do the 4th year and moonlight as a GI if you can if not do some scopes a day.
Many strong pharmaceutical company compensation on the side plus advisory committee, chair, department head and also fastest route to tenure.

transplant hepatology is the number 1 , motility number 2 for me as a female in GI.
 
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that is a strange and sexist comment.

Only do a PGY7 year if you want to be a medical director of a transplant program with all that entails. The inpatient service can be very demanding. Compensation is higher in general GI. just the extra year costs a lot.
 
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I have seen many Transplant hepatolgist that also scope at least two days a week.
Life style is great. Compensation is awesome.
stick with transplant it is so worth it.
Also remember private practice you will deal so much admin work so I suggest do the 4th year and moonlight as a GI if you can if not do some scopes a day.
Many strong pharmaceutical company compensation on the side plus advisory committee, chair, department head and also fastest route to tenure.

transplant hepatology is the number 1 , motility number 2 for me as a female in GI

well as a women I can say I am happy as motility specialist (did the one month Fellowship) and super happy as transplant (pilot program) graduate. Plus I have the numbers for advance procedures and yes directorship comes with it also.

PM for salary and wRVU and final year potential.
 
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