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It's been a journey, but I have made a decision.

Starting July 1, I will be joining the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medical Center/Pritzker School of Medicine.

My clinical responsibilities will focus on inpatient pediatric medicine, focusing on community hospitals such as MacNeal Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Hinsdale Hospital. In that role, I will be responsible for inpatient pediatrics, ER consults, newborn deliveries, general care nursery, and the intensive care/stepdown unit. There are also clinical opportunities at Comer Children's Hospital and other sites that can be added on an ad-hoc basis. My base schedule will be 2 24-hour shifts a week with no mandated clinical time in between (yes, that's 5 days off a week).

My educational responsibilities will include teaching residents, medical students, nurses, and other staff working at these facilities.

My academic/research work will be whatever I dream up, but will include participation in the general pediatrics, critical care, and possibly clinical ethics/advocacy programs.

I submitted my academic appointment and medical staff application yesterday (a 60+ page monstrosity), and received confirmation of appointment today.

In discussing this (and other) offers with many, many people (including you), I was impressed by the flexibility that this position offered to pursue academic and research interests, as well as to relax and live a normal life. I also love the populations these community hospitals serve. The position also offered the most competitive compensation and benefits package. And the people (and more importantly, leadership) in the group are great.

Thanks, everyone, for your advice and for reading through the saga.

Onward!

Date: 2008-02-06 12:28 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-02-06 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yorkybar.livejournal.com
Congrats. It sounds really exciting. :D

Date: 2008-02-06 01:29 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-02-06 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feir-fireb.livejournal.com
Awesome! And Congratulations! It sounds like a great job, and you deserve a bit of breathing space, for a while at least. Maybe we'll get to see you every once in a while ;)

Date: 2008-02-06 02:59 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-02-06 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xse99.livejournal.com
Hurrah! Congratulations. *Five days a week* off, you say?

Date: 2008-02-08 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] turnberryknkn.livejournal.com
He'll still have about a 50 hr. work week. When we say he'll be working at least two days a week, we literally mean two 24 hour long shifts with no sleep, and often, no time to stop and eat. And as he mentions, that's his *base* schedule.

Granted, this is 25% shorter than his current shifts and almost 50% less than his (or my) current work week, so...

Date: 2008-02-09 01:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xse99.livejournal.com
Yes, he did mention the 24-hour shifts. I wasn't planning to switch careers to medicine so I could work fewer hours, or anything... but this does sound like a pretty good deal for a doctor. And I have complete faith in this guy's ability to game any system he plays.

Date: 2008-02-06 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karakara98.livejournal.com
Congratulations!

Date: 2008-02-06 09:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] turnberryknkn.livejournal.com
Congratulations and luck! :-)

Date: 2008-02-06 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaoticfluffy.livejournal.com
You are so awesomely a total success. Congratulations!
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