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youngdad last won the day on November 21 2014

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  1. Dentists make more than FP’s in general, with larger overhead. You have to buy into a practice which is mucho $$$ but generates huge cash too. Or you associate and just give a split to the owner. Dentists who own their own practices take home quite a bit more than family doctors I’m afraid.
  2. Yep. I don't blame the surgeons at all. Patients are upset when I tell them it will take 2 years for them to get a new knee. They think the surgeons are dragging their feet. They look perplexed when I tell them that the surgeon is sitting their waiting too, just twiddling his thumbs (not really) tapping his foot waiting for OR time. He wants it to happen sooner too. Then they ask me why the surgeon can't get more OR time. I tell them the only way would be to raise everyone's taxes. Then they stop complaining. Our system has many cracks. Let the people who have more money pay to get
  3. Depends if you are incorporated or not. You can look up corporate tax rates and personal income tax rates on the CMA website.
  4. IMP was good. Shame was brought upon the preceptors who shamed. Then they stopped. Medicine is hard work. Sometimes what is interpreted to be shame is simply a stressed out attending who works very hard and wants to get to the point. Teaching is hard work, and its extra work they are expected to do. It slows them down. What's wrong with doing some scut work for an attending? I am not condoning mistreatment, I'm just suggesting that students are allowed to choose not to be offended by physicians and residents who are grumpy. I have seen many attending physicians mistreated by student
  5. Depends. Some see 25 in 8 hrs. Some see 40 in 8 hrs. Huge difference
  6. 30% would be about the average of the clinics I have visited. I hear tales of woe; only 10 years ago the clinic I was at was at 41% overhead. Yikes. Now we are a lean machine, our support staff are happy as far as I can tell, we are not overcrowded but space is getting limited. Our facilities are nice. We are always looking to cut costs but not corners. Things can change in a hurry. If a doc retires and you cant find someone to take his/her place suddenly their overhead share needs to get paid by everyone left.
  7. I work Mon to Thursday in the office. See about 25-30 pts per day on Mon/Tues/Wed, and about 15 per Thursday with the afternoon for paperwork (disability pension applications, lawyer requests, workplace forms etc.- you get paid for these!) I have 1 hour booked off for lunch but I use most of that to catch up from the morning notes and errands. That leaves about 20 mins of relaxing, eating and socializing with other docs in my clinic which is just right. I'm a new grad so it has taken quite some time to get more efficient. I am doing now in 8.5 hours of work what took me 12-15 hours of w
  8. Uhh, in BC you don't pay a penny to take over a practice. You look for signing bonuses. Edit: And you beat the other offers off with a stick!
  9. I strongly recommend against seeing that many patients in a day on a regular basis when you are a new grad. You will likely stab your eyeballs out. I'm in BC so I don't know the answer to your question. 400K seems like a lot.
  10. I have been in office practice now for about 9 mo. You gotta mix it up. I do some urgent care centre shifts (its like emerg light, just a step up from WIC) Its great. I do 2-3 shifts per month. I see lots of acute medicine. The shifts are 8 hours and pay a bit less than an office day but no overhead, so really its a bit more than the office. The variety is nice and keeps my skills up a bit. I work hard when I'm there but honestly it feels like a day off sometimes...
  11. Wow. Thanks for this. Medicine can run you over no doubt. Good for you for taking charge of your life. I wish you the best.
  12. Whats a good score on the LMCC? My account says pass and has a number under it. I have no idea what it means. I felt like I did terrible. I'm really curious as to what a good score is. Thanks
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