« on: November 24, 2004, 01:20:17 PM »
Maybe they failed the qualifying exams
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Not "have a practice on the side" -- "practice medicine" -- at the teaching hospitalDon't attendings practice medicine too?
No. My father is an attending at a state medical school. He does not have a practice on the side and most of the other attendings don't either. he does run clinics and treat patients and go on rounds etc. at the university hospital's cancer center, but this is just part of his job and his salary covers it.
If he had a separate practice in addition to his job at the medical school, that would be different, but he already works 60 hour weeks and is on call for a quarter of the year, so there is no time for an additional private practice.