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the enjoyment factor goes up and down with my energy level/sleep debt, and the only way I get out of bed in the morning is by telling myself it’s going to be worth it. We’ll see.
Whats ur second fellowship?
If you say you did pain and now you doing cardiac, I might need an intervention right now.
FWIW, my cardiac year was incredible- the best year of my professional life, covid aside. I struggled between pain and cardiac for a long time, and ultimately chose the thing I enjoyed doing the most, rather than the thing I thought had the “most upside/most secure future”. Seems to have been the right choice for me.
It can be great (I say that to encourage you), or can be crap (just being realistic lol)
Pain is create your own destiny, not gonna be handed to you. Totally different than OR anes.
For many people they never figure it out, and end up in discouraging situations in pain
I make a bunch of money
Work total of 40 hrs a week all paperwork included, never chart at home
No call or nights/holidays/weekends
4 days a week pain, one day a week anes (7-3)
Take off whenever I feel like, about 10 weeks a year, dont coordinate with anyone else
No disability or med-mal, or PI work
I dont supervise any midlevels
Its much more intellectually stimulating. Or at least a different type of stimulation, than OR work
Make a big difference in people's lives (diagnosed two hip fractures in the same day in the office last week!)
Read my other posts on it to get an idea of where I am coming from
whats the salary, malpractice, and dealing with insurance for reimbursement situation like?
Salary is just eat what you kill (they did guarantee me a base for the first two years though). I made around 500K last year with the 10 weeks vaca
Malpractice is provided by my employer. I live in a very physician friendly state though so not a major worry.
I dont deal with insurance, they have a prior-auth and a billing dept etc
Anyway, not trying to be a commercial for pain fellowship, just giving you a different perspective
In fact, I dont want to say much more than I have. I think it just feeds people going into pain for the wrong reasons. I think unless you are thoughtful and actually care about pain patients and go into it for the right reasons as an actual doctor who wants to really treat and diagnose pain comprehensively you will struggle. There are a number of SDN posters that went to big name fellowships and joined aggressive PP groups and ended up bailing on pain. Its inevitable when people get involved in high volume injection mills with all NPs doing everything except the shots, etc to make the big bucks. Inherently, that model is just predatory and volatile. Hard to sustain for the long term for many different reasons.
Covid. I didn’t have a chair when the music stopped, but that’s the short version of a very long and complicated story.
this happens like every shift for most anesthesiologists covering a hospital of decent size..