1) What proportion of residents (in an average IM prog) get fellowship opportunity straight after their residency ?
- varies, according to fellowship applied for and program
2) what proportion of MDs after their residencies go into pvt. practice and after how many years ?
- again this is a very variable answer, depending largely on location
3) What proportion sticks to the hospital for a considerable period of their career ?
- see #2
4) Do all IMs eventually go to pvt practice ?
- no, many, many, many don't
5) And what are the pros and cons of two (specially relating to status, income or lifestyle).
- pros of pvt
- you are your own boss
- you can choose the patient types you want to see
- higher ceiling of pay
- you can choose your hours
- when your patient needs you, you have to come
- you have to generate income by seeing lots of patients and doing lots of procedures, hard to get a patient base
- you have to pay for your own overhead and malprac
- you have to deal with insurance companies trying to screw you
- pros of hospitalist
- help w malprac
- job security
- established patient load
- opportunity to rise in ranks
- don't have to deal with insurance companies
- lower ceiling of pay
- have to deal with lots of admin
- being on call
6) and finally personally which one do u prefer to do ?
- for IM i personally would be private practice with hospital privileges at a teaching hospital.
i am an MD, but not a resident in IM
hope this helped! anyone please feel free to add or correct me
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