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Hi RickYosef , from ISrael. Recently I hung up the cleats from 35 years of Emergency practice In Israel there are no small EDs and the massive of amount of patients are for the younger guys. I thought it would be a good idea for a small talk on retiring EPs,- what options do you see for us in keeping our hands in medicine ? Are we trained enough to do primary care? What options are there for us?What do you think as a possible subject?
Yosef, great topic. I'm on it. Between COVID and the drop in census and drop in pay and the EMRs, I think a lot of docs who were teetering on the edge are deciding to throw in the towel.
If any of you have some suggestions please forward them to me and I'll incorporate into my next piece.
Well,I can tell you what I am doing now- but it is a little different here. I teach medical technologists. I reveiw charts for a chain of urgi centers and educate the docs. I work at a satellite ED, and do some clinic work. And a lot of office surgeries.None of the old action, but it fits the lifestyle. Primary Care is boring but I am not tired at the end of the day..I am sure there are other options as well
You have inspired me to cogitate on the idea of "retirement." My next rant
What you do matters.