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Hi all. I recently read on a rheumatology fellowship's website that fellows are required to work as general medicine attendings during the fellowship. "3 months/year General Medicine ward attending". I was just wondering if this is the typical experience and to be expected or an exception. Thanks!
 

Kakoy

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Nope. There is a major shortage of rheumatologist, definitely can't spare us for general IM. Never hear of such thing on the interview trail last year either. That would automatically take them off my rank List!
 

Raryn

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Hi all. I recently read on a rheumatology fellowship's website that fellows are required to work as general medicine attendings during the fellowship. "3 months/year General Medicine ward attending". I was just wondering if this is the typical experience and to be expected or an exception. Thanks!
Sounds unusual.

I wouldn't even consider it unless they paid me >$50k extra for those three months.
 

Raryn

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Lol.

If my Endocrine program tomorrow told me that they'd pay me $17k/month to be a ward attending and it wouldn't extend my 2 year fellowship?

I'd take it in a heartbeat. :p
 
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IM2GI

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Takes 6 months to get in to see a rheumatologist, but sure, make your access/training worse by being cheap and not hiring more gen med folks.