Originally Posted by gladhands
That was my thought. That kind of workload is unheard of for an attending or private practice physician. Even for a fellow, one would have to be heavily involved in bench research or moonlighting to work 11 days straight.
Yeah, maybe not a fellow but a resident. At which point, it makes even more sense why he has the hours he mentioned.
Originally Posted by imatlas
That's your mistake right there. Historically ID has the worst pay to work ratio of the major medical specializations. My dad was an ID, and watching his experience convinced me not to go into medicine. Life balance is very difficult to find when you're on call every other weekend and working 10- 12 hour days every day.
I probably average about 50 hours a week. When the short term average gets above that, my personal life starts to suffer.
But for many programs, I've always read that you need to have done an internal medicine rotation. Eg, neurology, nephrology, etc etc. And I don't think that all of those work as brutal hours as the internal med folks. I could very well be wrong though.