What is IM residency like and Allergy/Immunology Subspecialty

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by Fuarky, Apr 10, 2012.

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  1. Fuarky

    Fuarky 5+ Year Member

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    What are the pros and cons of going the IM route to get allergy/immunology subspecialty??? Any other IM subspecialties with a comparable lifestyle to allergy/immunoloyny??? Also what is IM residency like??? How many hours a week you working during residency and on call for? How is it compared to other residencys??
     
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    gutonc No Meat, No Treat SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

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    Get into med school first, come back and ask your question in 3 or 4 years when it's relevant and you have something to gauge by. We'll still be here.
     
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    NRAI2001 3K Member 10+ Year Member

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    What is IM residency like..hahaha
     
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    In 3 or 4 years the residency hours will be down to 40 a week, they will do five 8 hours shifts a week and get a guaranteed 2 days off a week.
     
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    Raryn Infernal Internist Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

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    At that point, IM residency will be 12 years long, and surgeons will stay in residency through retirement.
     
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    drfunktacular ANA ≠ SLE 10+ Year Member

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    DNP's with 2 years of clinical experience will be teaching the PGY-8 Medicine residents
     
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    I wasn't aware there was an alternate route (?) besides IM residency -> Fellowship

    Fellowship can vart from 2-3 years depending on research/academic interests.

    EDIT: I see Peds may also be an entrance
     
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    ENTs sometimes work as allergists, too. AS a specialty A/I is known for free cheese (RAST panels, injections), so it is sought after.
     
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    anyone know where i can find a list of what fellowship programs are strong in immunodef. vs allergy. I'd like to do a bit of both if possible.
     

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