Medicine resident here at large academic institution, top middle tier program. If you can see yourself doing ANYTHING besides surgery, do that. It's damn common here in Korea with medical specialties working 80-90 hours for the first 1-2 years and surgical specialties working 100-130 hours for the first 1-2 years. Residents work 40–80 hours a week depending on specialty and rotation within the specialty, with residents occasionally … And then there are the ortho and plastic surgery residents in Korea typically working 120+ hours a week during their first year while occasionally getting beaten up by their seniors. Volume of calls overnight obviously dependent on time of year and patient acuity, but can range anywhere from getting woken up hourly to not getting called at all. In between all these things I have to find time for the following: I dont get how someone can do this for 5 years + 2 more. Reply. Dr. Claire Wolfe shares insights on her field of practice, work/life balance and more. More often, I'd say 80-90hrs a week is quite normal, with occasional variation down to 70hrs or 100hrs. I wake up at 4:30am and I dont get home til 6:30pm. I work on average about 70–80 hours a week. As per the rules of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in the United States of America, residents are allowed to work a max of 80 hours a week. We have no spot to meet up and run lists, nowhere to sit down and eat while working, and nowhere attendings could (if they wanted to) do teaching. A lot of the academic programs have enough volume that the residents stay busy. Posted by 3 years ago. on medicine wards (IM), I'm working at least 12 hour days, and 14 hrs on call days q4, 6 days a week. why the fuck do you people have so many patients?????? Welcome to /r/MedicalSchool: An international community for medical students. Basically working every other day. Find out what it’s like to specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation. I'm on trauma right now so it's easily 110-120hrs. ... the medical cousin of the surgical FIRST trial, to come out before making changes across the board for both surgical and nonsurgical specialties? wont get many answers because they are all working. It is a high-pressure, fast-paced and diverse specialty that requires a broad base of medical knowledge and a variety of well-honed clinical and technical skills. Close. ... and how much of their work is devoted to education rather than independent practice. Even in psych, you're not working 40 hours, especially during the first two years. No targeted harassment against individuals, organizations or other reddit subs. Medical resident work hours refers to the shifts worked by medical interns and residents during their medical residency. 4:00 PM thru 6:00 PM (depending on OR schedule) finish last case of day. Groove Member. 6. 2. UMass Medical School-Baystate COVID-19: Learn about the vaccine, testing, visitor restrictions & more. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. An AMA education module aids that teaching process. Imm after - PM rounds. Press J to jump to the feed. Home Education, Research & Faculty Healthcare Education Medical Residencies Emergency Medicine Residency Current Residents A 3rd year I know said he generally gets about 50-55 hours a week, this being at one of the busier county ER's. Specialty? We’re not just talking about donning your comfiest pair of scrubs or shoes here. I personally find it to be a fairly negative experience. MFW a classmate says they want to become a surgeon. 5. Depends on the service . According to the study protocol, the primary hypothesis of the research addresses the safety of patients: it assumes that 30-day patient mortality under the increased residents’ duty hours (allowing shifts of 30 or more consecutive hours) will not significantly exceed patient mortality under the current mandated standard for medical residents on duty (for first-year residents, a maximum of 16 … Non-residents asking for any advice about residency programs should post r/medical school or in another subreddit. Develop an understanding of the different types of physicians in a hospital including medical students, residents, fellows, and attendings. The people making these rules have financial incentives to continue to take advantage of residents. 13 12-hour shifts this month, 4 hours of conference on Thursday mornings. 30+ emails a day of scheduling/vacation/other BS), Plan for upcoming week's case and clinic assignments to ensure all staff happy, Actually read and learn some stuff about surgery (not done learning yet...), Try to exercise and keep my fitness level from further decompensating, (Most important/time consuming) take home call on my service for ~300 days out of the year. First year residents allowed to work 24 hour shifts starting July. On average, I worked 11.1 hours each day: 8.46 hours per day if I was on scheduled shift work such as in the emergency department or urgent care and 12.93 hours per day if I was on Inpatient Wards. Yeah it's hard, but so is any other job that eventually pays you a six figure salary (lawyer, consultant, banking, etc). Sometimes more sometimes less depending on if they're doing a lax community rotation or something more demanding. The resident doctors will also require to be on call duty not exceeding 12 hours at a time. we do one month of 12s as interns to try it out, 12s are the worst; 10s are infinitely better, would rather do 18 10s than 15 12s (both 180 hours) for sure. We're also trained to work in either a hospital or in an outpatient office, although many (not all) will choose one or the other. 6:00 thru 8:00 PM go home. Replied by on topic Re: Ortho Residency Programs Now Ranked by US NEWS That is a ploy by Doximity to get ortho residents and … In contrast, general surgery is 61 and IM is 56. well, I went into the hospital on July 1st. Submit a guest ... in 2004 by Kevin Pho, MD, KevinMD.com is the web’s leading platform where physicians, advanced … As a non traditional student with a family, who enjoys what he does every day, I can say I made the right choice, but had I gone to med school 5 years younger I probably would have chosen surgery and loved it too. Welcome to /r/MedicalSchool: An international community for medical students. Does it get easier? Lol you knew what you were getting into. Gen surg intern here. Intern going into a surgical sub, but current on vascular getting worked pretty hard. We work hard but we have a good program and when you are a senior it's pretty damn hard to go over 80 (i.e. Dr. Claire Wolfe shares insights on her field of practice, work/life balance and more. I think even career wise Vascular is known to be hard core. Colin Son is a neurosurgical intern who blogs at Residency Notes. ... 18 hours ago. Now I go home by 4:30 every day and work 1 Saturday or (yes, or) Sunday a month on call. Choosing your specialty is an important decision. The … I'm a ENT intern, but I'm on a gen surg service right now and I, for the life of me, struggle greatly with remembering all the details for 10-15 patients. My fellow resident is getting some of my floor work done but none of my notes. 18x ten hour shifts plus 4x five hour lecture blocks (Thursdays) every 28 days. I work 6 days a week while on wards, do wards 8ish months of the year. So 1 matches to C and Mr 3 is left holding his dick in his hands. The emphasis is on pre-hospital care and the acute care aspects of the other specialties. Flexible hours, no night calls, patients who rarely … Often fun and always rewarding hopefully but like any training program difficult at times. Ended up liking psychiatry more (go figure) and doing that instead. I remember him telling me he'll end up averaging 60 hrs a week over the year. That being said, its hard. Emergency medicine training also enc… Our interns do 17-18 shifts per month. I've met 4th year residents who have really easy schedules or do a lot of moonlighting, but even then it's not exactly a part-time job. Physician. I work 6-6 x 6 days a week = 72 hrs/wk. Family Medicine is one of the shorter paths in medicine - 4 years of undergraduate work, 4 years of medical school, and then 3 years of residency. What medical residents should know about clinical trials Resident physicians need to know about the ethical standards that come with clinical trials. You must enjoy what you do to sustain a surgical schedule. Overtime is 40 hrs/wk. 258. Threads like this make me have serious doubts about pursuing a surgical specialty. May 3, 2004 2,389 2,087 ... antisocial types come in late at night. Menu. In between all these things I have to find time for the following: keep up on updates for the existing inpatients throughout the day from interns/PAs/NPs, Field various calls from high maintenance attendings to micromanage the patients, Educate/involve/entertain the medical students, Review labs/pathology reports for recently operated on patients, Manage administrative chief duties (i.e. On days when I’m attending on the hematology consult service, I’ll meet up with my team of fellows, residents and medical students at 8 a.m., round, see patients, and teach until the late morning. Then meet up with them again in the afternoon and see more patients and teach until sometime in the evening. Average day (as a chief): 5:15 AM wakeup, coffee, get ready, check the EMR to pre-review vitals/labs on patients6:00 AM rounds7:00-7:30 AM call attendings to discuss plans on existing inpatients7:30 AM First start of the day for OR cases4:00 PM thru 6:00 PM (depending on OR schedule) finish last case of dayImm after - PM rounds6:00 thru 8:00 PM go homeWhatever time I get home thru 10:00 PM - read up on patients, prepare for OR cases, eatOvernight: Home call*. Even with the work hours. on medicine wards (IM), I'm working at least 12 hour days, and 14 hrs on call days q4, 6 days a week. Cant name and shame cause I’m not done with residency but my program does not have a resident work room. Emergency medicine is the specialty that focuses on the recognition, evaluation, and care of patients who are acutely ill or injured. ... in 29 hours. I try to actually log my hours honestly and I can say I have not gone over 80 in a very long time. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. First-year residents were restricted to 16-hour shifts, while more senior residents could work up to 28 hours. ... Work hours should be further restricted. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the medicalschool community. Super jealous of my friends in radiology that seemingly get EVERY weekend off, but I get to help crack chests open so there's that. I get 4 days off a month. if you're not taking frequent in house call). As someone interested in surgery, my only question is, is it worth it? I've heard this advice but when I asked the surgeon I'm shadowing if its actually good advice he said that not necessarily. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. He said he could see himself doing EM but he like surgery more so he did surgery. Some days and weeks are busier than … Conduct of medical examination . It's cliche, but cliche for a reason. At the same time, program directors submit to the NRMP a list of applicants, ranked in order of preference, whom they have interviewed and wish to train. Services Offered at the Centres Printing of Residence visa forms. Whatever time I get home thru 10:00 PM - read up on patients, prepare for OR cases, eat. Since I spent 9 out of 12 months of the year doing inpatient rotations, this translated to approximately 60 to 80 hours per 6-day workweek for most of the year. And 3 calls of the month are nights. The dream. So, without further ado, let’s get started with our tips on how to survive being on-call and working overnight as a medical resident (and beyond): Feel Comfortable. My old roommate told me he worked like 20 hours last week (pgy1). 80-90 hours so far. Overnight: Home call*. Gen surg? How would your program answer … In summary, after almost a month of chief year: Hardest but best year yet!! In fact, a recent study shows that moderate sleep deprivation — after 17 to 19 hours of wakefulness —can produce impairments similar to those of … Then, if they like what they read, residency committees invite us for interviews. 70-90 hours a week, usually on the higher side if I'm night float. At my medical school, call responsibilities were pretty minimal, and pts with any sort of medical stuff just weren't admitted to the … You want the scratch, you do your time. I have a wife and baby at home. That being said I have mad respect for all you guys and the hours you do. I don't regret my decision. 15+ Year Member. Short Coats vs. Long … 7. Despite our relatively few in-class hours, medical school does take up a frighteningly large proportion of your time. The acute care aspects of the other half, there was no limit on how long residents could work vaccine... My hours honestly and I can say I have not gone over 80 in a hospital including medical students hospital... 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