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  1. Is it really reasonable though if NPs make 200k in one location working 50 hours a week and doctors make 175k an hour away working 40-45 hours a week? Or travel nurses outearning hospitalists? They're catching up and exceeding doctors in even money now. They've already passed doctors in everything else. While the above is true for the US, Canada is catching up and Canadian doctors are clueless on this issue.
  2. Yeah but these gigs recently have really blown up and are paying insane amounts of money and they're usually staying for decent periods of time too (not very short term). NPs can make 150-200k in the US as can PAs. Whereas Peds subspecialties make less than that (sometimes 120-130k).
  3. Interesting you bring up nurses. In the US right now, they are doing travel nursing and getting paid up to 15k per week. Yes. 15,000$ (US dollars) per week (I'll repeat once more, . That is on the higher end but 120-150$ per hour is now the norm for travel nursing in the US. That's the same as what family doctors make in the US, higher than pediatrics and like 10x what residents make. You can find a million job ads for these positions with the cited pay. How do you feel about that?
  4. Even if you're 100% set on outpatient only for the rest of your life (people have done 180 degree changes on this btw), at least make sure the program provides very strong training in that. If you're just going to be referring everything out and doing refills/diabetes/hypertension in residency; you won't be a very competent doctor. Poor inpatient training also makes you not as strong outpatient, as an fyi. I do agree that Ob isn't that necessary if it isn't something you'll be doing.
  5. Sure. I just don't understand why every profession advocates for much muchh higher pay but doctors (who usually have done 10x the work) advocate for less pay. It's such a unique weird scenario. Teachers can make just about 100k working 45 hour weeks and go on strike for more pay (despite having 4 + 1 years of school). Doctors train for 13-15 years and advocate for less pay. Thankfully you're in the minority.
  6. lol gimme a break dude. Those idealist beliefs self destruct medicine from within. Apparently sacrificing over a decade of your life to society isn't enough. Your compensation must also be given away (to the government).
  7. There's definitely a couple cadaver based courses out there, would take them for sure. Doing 100 reps on those (with coaching) with a variety of tools will definitely help. Learning from airway experts is also very valuable. In community practice, ER docs and even anesthesia have variable practice patterns and not all of those will be helpful for you (can even be detrimental). Learning from the experts live is definitely helpful.
  8. Your experience is probably the norm. Especially with covid affecting training for residents. Things like running a code are pretty cognitive and don't need a lot of practice on real patients necessarily if your nursing staff is good. And central lines are not necessarily a vital skill either (can always place an IO while also attempting central access etc.). But I'd say airway management skills are very important. Having an anesthesia block and getting 50 ish airways in + doing a couple airway courses would probably be the bare minimum (plus lots of practice in a sim lab). And of
  9. The vast majority of rich people do not drive very fancy cars. It's actually not difficult to lease or finance a supercar at the lambo/ferrari tier. Insurance is actually relatively cheap. Your mileage is capped and clutch/tire replacements are not as frequent as they used to be. A 250k income can definitely pull it off. It's all about interests and priorities and supercars do not top the list for most people in that income range (or even ones much higher than that). Even most pro athletes making millions a year aren't driving super cars always. You actually need a passion for it.
  10. No personal opinion on this since I'm American trained. It's variable in USA, but a decent portion of FM programs offer near equivalent training to many IM programs are far as inpatient competency goes. But when I see NPs and PAs running the ICU alone overnight or fully running medical wards (in the US)... makes me skeptical that FM can't do it as well.
  11. +1 hospitalist isn't closing the gap? American FM hospitalists and IM hospitalists are 1:1 equivalents when hired in the same setting (3 year residencies for each) which makes it interesting if 3 years (equal to the American side) isn't sufficient. In reality, I think this is all case by case.
  12. re Ontario - community jobs outside of Toronto/most but not all community hospitals outside of the immediate urban areas.
  13. Do you think typical midlevels volunteered at any point as a part of getting into their current job position?
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