Ortho lifestyle after residency was created by lowfatcanto. That's how sick your patients are. I hear that hand surgeons typically work decent hours though. # # … Your patients are also super sick. I will be pushed to my limits and then some. In private practice your call is set up based on your group or if you're solo, but you rarely will be in the office past 4-5PM unless you're really trying to ramp up your volume. --- LIKE AND I WILL UPLOAD MORE REDDIT STORIES! None of the senior guys in my practice work past 5:00. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Hello reddit! Hi Reddit! Press J to jump to the feed. Three adjectives to describe the typical orthopaedic surgeon: Male (but changing). American College of Surgeons 633 N Saint Clair Street Chicago, IL 60611-3295. The well-being of our residents is a priority of the Ohio State Department of Surgery. Not an orthopedic surgeon, but a surgical subspecialist (ophtho). Oct 18, 2004 391 27 Status. Other than that, good advice. For now, though, study harder than you ever thought possible. According to the Reddit post, the bride’s father underwent “intense dental surgery” last month that ended up not working. This'll seem like a strange question, but - how much money trouble were you really having? Press J to jump to the feed. Orthopedic surgeons deal with the entire musculoskeletal system, from birth until our last breath of life. All depends on what you're willing to do. Thanks a lot for any and all info. No one really likes people with a Top Gun mentality--where do you think they got the term "gunner"? Two (mostly tolerable) kids. What a great reminder to keep working hard. Plastic surgeons are trained to operate all over the body, though I can operate more on the face than others because of my fellowship in craniofacial surgery. Do you guys have any questions about medicine, surgery, medical school … But then i work my extra jobs because i'm bored, but that's a personal decision. Thank you. Meticulous. Hey all, I'm a current M3 and have narrowed down my specialty choice to three fields, with ortho being one of them. 2nd best is fine--actually it's great. “I’m guessing he works in finance, likely trading/stocks/hedge funds,” one user posted. I know surgeons working at Kaiser that work 35-40 hours a week and make 400k. Not a fan of the interventionalist stealing all your cases? Admittedly, I have never met a surgeon that is that old (although I don't know many surgeons). It’s exhausting, to say the least. And you can always change jobs if the current one doesn't work for you or your family. Not an orthopedic surgeon, but a surgical subspecialist (ophtho). Is this an impossible task for an ortho surgeon? Plenty of time for life as an orthopod. etc.) Of course I could google about it, but wanted to hear from this community as well. I haven't gotten up at 4AM since Ranger School. A vascular surgeon called 'getridofwires' eh? 15+ Year Member. How old are the senior surgeons at your practice who don't work past 5? Do you regret pursuing a career in surgery? In surgery, the training is rigorous and the lifestyle that accompanies a busy surgical practice is taxing, but surgery is also one of the most rewarding fields of medicine. Know anatomy, pathophysiology and pharmacology better than you know your own name. Thank you for your honesty It's not easy to speak up like this, but it's really appreciated, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. your future patients are rooting for you to be the best doctor you can be. I think it's important to remember that the training years, though tough, are not just for you but also for your patients. Ortho lifestyle after residency Start; Prev; 1; 2; Next; End; 1; 2; lowfatcanto; Topic Author; Visitor 9 years 9 months ago - 9 years 9 months ago #30528 by lowfatcanto. Unfortunately, the lifestyle of a surgeon is infamous and I have often heard it said that you should not pursue a career in surgery unless you absolutely cannot find anything else you might enjoy. Obviously, residency would be tough... but anyone have any insight into this? r/Askreddit Doctors, surgeons, and nurses reveal the strangest things people have said while under anesthesia. I am an orthopedic surgeon on the east coast. As a surgicalist, i work seven 24 hour shifts a month and get 23 days off, so my lifestyle i would argue is better than most. Once you deal with home call during residency, the lifestyle isn't bad. With general surgery training, research time and my vascular fellowship combined, I did nine years training post-med school. I plan to attend medical school and want to become an ortho surgeon, but I know it's definitely too early to make that call right now. Ever. Hell no. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 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