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Moonlighting during fellowship?

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Is moonlighting during fellowship a thing? Is it center-specific? Do you need special permissions/are there special stipulations like there are in residency?
OR, since your licensed by the Royal College, can you legally just set up a side-gig in the community in your free time?

If it matters, I'm interested in Neuro :).

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8 hours ago, PhD2MD said:

Is moonlighting during fellowship a thing? Is it center-specific? Do you need special permissions/are there special stipulations like there are in residency?
OR, since your licensed by the Royal College, can you legally just set up a side-gig in the community in your free time?

If it matters, I'm interested in Neuro :).

as I understand it you can do that if you like - the program may frown on it because it takes you away from doing things within the fellowship - research, studying etc. I think those are to some degree legitimate concerns. I believe I actually have a number of friends doing it in a number of fields actually. You are a licensed doctor in that area after all. 

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9 hours ago, rmorelan said:

as I understand it you can do that if you like - the program may frown on it because it takes you away from doing things within the fellowship - research, studying etc. I think those are to some degree legitimate concerns. I believe I actually have a number of friends doing it in a number of fields actually. You are a licensed doctor in that area after all. 

So 2 of the 19 years won't have as much opportunity cost haha. Good to know, thanks!

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6 minutes ago, PhD2MD said:

So 2 of the 19 years won't have as much opportunity cost haha. Good to know, thanks!

ha, it would all be about balance - I mean your fellowship year(s) are primarily to advance you skills and extremely importantly to get the actual staff job (which makes the fellowship basically a year long job interview). You wouldn't want to jeopardize those two things. But if you can do something on the side and it fits - well more power to you :) 

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I'm setting up my home station this week to start doing some teleradiology. My fellowship program is cool with it as long as it doesn't interfere with my duties as a fellow. PM me for details.

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My fellowship encouraged moonlighting to be honest. 

Learning to operate all on your own with being the person ultimately responsible (as opposed to the fellow) is an excellent teaching experience in itself. 

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