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by ortho7198 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:33 am
by OrthoDoc » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:20 pm
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by JBrown » Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:54 pm
OrthoDoc wrote:Family life will be determined by practice selection and not necessarily subspecialty. For example, I am a sports doc/arthroscopist. I have two full clinic days a week which keep me busy starting at 8 and usually home by 5 or 5:30. I operate two days a week and usually try to get out of the hospital around 3. I also have a day off every week. In addition, I practice out of a hospital that takes very little trauma. So my call days are usually benign. An occasional trip to the ER, an occasional evening case. But I only take call about 3 or 4 days a month and one weekend every other month.Practice selection is key. If you are looking for a good lifestyle, you need to live close to where you work (so your not stuck in your car). You need to join a group that has one clinic location or very few and also only work out of one hospital. It also helps if the hospital has a very low trauma load. This is one example of a typical week. Probably a much better lifestyle than some of my friends. So there is light at the end of the tunnel. The question will be if you can find a nice practice opportunity in a place you want to live.
by OrthoDoc » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:24 pm
by JBrown » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:28 pm
OrthoDoc wrote:The lifestyle is there for any subspecialty, although traumatologists tend to have the most disruption and unusual hours. It's just the ability to find a group that allows a reasonable clinic and case load and doesn't force you to work your butt off. Part of it will be driven by you. How much money do you really want to make? What's more important, a bigger pay check at the end of the week or being home for dinner at night with the family and watching your kids' games? So some docs out there choose to work their tail off while others enjoy their lives.
by OrthoDoc » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:55 pm
by JBrown » Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:16 am
OrthoDoc wrote:I don't think my practice is a rarity. I think most students see the lifestyle of an academic orthopod which is usually busier due to being at a trauma center, having research and teaching commitments, etc.... Now having a full day off every week may be a rarity, but most of my private orthopod friends have a least a half day off a week.
by OrthoDoc » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:46 am
by jcdoc107 » Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:22 pm
I have two full clinic days a week which keep me busy starting at 8 and usually home by 5 or 5:30. I operate two days a week and usually try to get out of the hospital around 3. I also have a day off every week.
by OrthoDoc » Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:01 pm
by jcdoc107 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:40 pm
Well, I have my never ending "honey do" list that I have to attend to. I also do alot of boating (skiing, wakeboarding, airchairing) and fishing. As well as haul the kids around to various events. We also like to catch a lot of athletic events like home football and basketball games.
by OrthoDoc » Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:28 pm
by JBrown » Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:23 am
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