Outside of the supersaturated geographic areas (Boston, NYC, SF), not only is this possible, it's really easy (would expect both fewer hours and more pay).I love medicine and especially psych. Is it possible (after residency) to work ~50 hours per week and make ~$135,000 per year? I am not particularly interested in having my own practice.
That's because there are almost as many different setups as there are psychiatrists...(Its 3am and im sleepy so forgive me for grammar/typos)
Didnt want to put this in its own thread but i had some related questions (more curiosities not that it really matter to me)
This is just refering to physicians (not just psychiatrists) working in hospitals, not private practice.
It seems there is alot of difference between different positions, In hospitals i hear about people working massively different hours (anywhere for 40-80+), with or w/o call, differnt amounts of weekends/holidays and massively different salaries.
There are basically two major paths here--salaried or entrepreneurial.My questions:
When you sign a contract with a hospital are things like specific hours, call/no call, days of week/holidays clearly defined for the position your taking?
Is your salary a single pre-determined amount independent of hours worked/patients seen?
Basically im curious if you know about what your getting yourself into when you accept a specific position.