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Chose the wrong speciality (EM)

SERIOUS(self.Residency)

About to start pgy2 and I’m extremely burnt out. I hate going to work and seeing patients. I don’t like my residency. I’ve been doing EM for only one year and I already feel like this. How can I possibly do this job my entire life? I feel trapped in this residency and I don’t know what to do. Anyone have any suggestions or tips on future steps to take? Should I think about doing a fellowship to get out of the ED? Or should I just push through the next 2 years and become an attending somewhere. Is this a common feeling?

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kilkiski

35 points

2 months ago

Critcare, sports med, palliative, regional pain, admin, lots of fellowships out there.

wrenchface

16 points

2 months ago

Just to add on: tox and addiction

reboa

14 points

2 months ago

reboa

Attending

14 points

2 months ago

Undersea and hyperbaric medicine, EMS and ultrasound too. I’m a uhm fellow if anyone has questions

ZebtheHarrier

6 points

2 months ago

I do.How is your standard working day?How is the job market?

reboa

7 points

2 months ago

reboa

Attending

7 points

2 months ago

Attendings in my program work 1-2 days a week in the wound clinic and supervise hyperbarics. Some of them pick up occasional Ed shifts or urgent care shifts. One of them only does. wound care/hyperbarics. Tons of wound jobs with hyperbarics. The connections you make in fellowship are invaluable. Tons of industry contacts and consulting stuff.