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  • ConfusedMan
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    Any guesses as to what specialties offer this type of schedule + money? I'm guessing rads or like some IM subspecialty. Maybe neurology?

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  • cards67
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    Private. You get to practice you subspecialty? No brainer. Better pay, you're not into academics, etc. Only hold up would be the vibe, culture of each place. I'd take less to practice in a good environment with good colleagues, staff, patients and supportive admin.

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  • Tim
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    Originally posted by a.dolorosa View Post
    Thanks for the responses so far.
    Regardless of which job, we are going to live in the city for a couple years. Hence the difference in commutes. So wife won't be miserable based on where we live, and it will primarily impact my commute. In the future, she will be open to an intermediate location that would improve my commute but still offer access to city desirables.
    Regarding academic gig, I have no interest in research. The main draw was the location and retirement benefits.
    What was the question again? There does not seem to be any doubt.

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  • jfoxcpacfp
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    I’m with the others and it’s not even a close call. It was a tie (your wife preferring to live in the city tied all the bene’s of the PP job) until I read your 2nd post. Easy call on my part (unless you get there and find out the job sucks, but that’s always a risk, wherever you start out).

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  • childay
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    Call sucks.
    If not into academics, don't take an academic job.
    Otherwise, do what your wife says hah.

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  • Kamban
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    Definitely PP job.

    Better call, better vacation and better pay in the long run.
    Less of academic BS

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  • Brains428
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    Private- call schedule being the main reason.

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  • Lordosis
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    When it is this close it makes sense to take the job you would enjoy more. If you would be happier doing job 1 despite the commute then that is the job for you. The difference in money is minimal over 5-6 years.

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  • CordMcNally
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    Private.

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  • Hatton
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    The fact that right out of residency/fellowship you could have a job that you only had to be on call for 12 hours every 5th weekend is unbelievably fantastic. PLus a couple of week day nights per month. I would go with that and plan to spend a weekend every month in the city.

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  • a.dolorosa
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    Thanks for the responses so far.
    Regardless of which job, we are going to live in the city for a couple years. Hence the difference in commutes. So wife won't be miserable based on where we live, and it will primarily impact my commute. In the future, she will be open to an intermediate location that would improve my commute but still offer access to city desirables.
    Regarding academic gig, I have no interest in research. The main draw was the location and retirement benefits.

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  • 8arclay
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    If its me, Im taking the private gig pretty easily. Then again, doing research does nothing for me. If the research/commute are the two things that would make it a deal breaker, go academic. Otherwise, better pay and less call? Thats worth the extra drive time IMO

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  • Nysoz
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    The base comp isn't that different so the money doesn't move the needle much in the grand scheme of things.

    Do you have FI/RE aspirations? Job 1 would get you there faster with extra opportunities.

    Do you mind trauma? I hate it and wouldn't last long there. Job 1 again for me personally.

    Otherwise need to get your wife on board. Some people are ok living outside the city and get used to/like it (partner's wife). Others get really depressed and had to be placed on antidepressants (my wife). After 5 years of rural living, we're moving back to a city because she couldn't stand it anymore.

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  • Tim
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    “as I'm able to practice my subspecialty. ”

    ”We (read: wife) wants to live in the city, where academic one is located”

    Comp, job and location. Family decisions. You have pluses and minuses in all three areas. If you don’t want trauma, you won’t be content ever. Find the right job.

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  • Marko-ER
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    Go private, unless you are gung-ho about research -- i.e. have protected time negotiated. You can still have trainees and publish case reports on the private side. The only main consideration about taking the academic gig is if your wife would be miserable at private (non-urban) location. But if she is OK with it and especially if you do not have kids now but plan to in the near future the urban setting tends to be overrated -- parking tickets, higher taxes, hassle of academic department politics. I could go on.

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