Hi, I don't see a post-residency forum for my question, so I figured that residents may be able to give me the most informed answer. As I understand, residents work about 80 hours a week, but how many hours a week do you work on average after you're done with residency? I've heard that doctors work on average 60 hours/week. Is this accurate? And if so, do doctors HAVE to work so many hours? Considering how much pay per hour a doctor gets, could one work say 40 hrs/week or maybe even 30 hrs/week as long as one is satisfied with relatively lower pay (which should still be good pay)? I am currently interviewing at med schools, by the way, and it looks like I might get in, but I've always been troubled by the prospect of having my personal life suffer as a doctor, not because I'm lazy, but because my family will always be more important for me than my profession.